Inspirational Baseball Quotes

These inspirational baseball quotes will have you thinking about all the intricacies of this wonderful sport. Ask any baseball player and they’ll let you know that baseball is a thinking person’s game.

The physical nature of baseball requires a high degree of mental preparation, motivation, and alertness. Any baseball player who wants to make it big in this sport has to have a level of motivation and mental preparedness that is at a very high level.

A baseball player is always looking for more and more inspiration. Here are some inspirational baseball quotes, many from those who have enjoyed great accomplishments.

Inspiring baseball quotes

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Babe Ruth

Never say never in this game because crazy stuff can happen.
Mark Buehrle

Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.
Tony Gwynn

It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
Willie Mays

Motivating baseball quotes

Any minute, any day,
some players may break
a long-standing record.
That’s one of the fascinations
about the game,
the unexpected surprises.
Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr.

The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
Hank Aaron

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
Bob Feller

I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning.
I think about it all day and I dream about it at night.
The only time I don’t think about it
is when I’m playing it.
Carl Yastrzemski

The more pitches you see, the more dangerous you become.
Hawk Harrelson

Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
Jerry Brondfield

Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.
William Joseph Klem

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Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
Babe Ruth

Athletes are born winners, there not born losers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become successful in life.
Charles R. Sledge Jr.

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Rogers Hornsby

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short.
Al Lopez

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living,
but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you.
Roy Campanella

My baseball team is called the I Ams. Just me and my clones on the roster. We’re devastating. Well, at least I am.
Jarod Kintz

A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Ted Willams

Inspirational baseball quotes

Blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch.
Reggie Jackson

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and willing to accept constructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
Willie Mays

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump
or feeling bad or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Hank Aaron

The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

When I played ball, I didn’t play for fun. . . . It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
Ty Cobb

Find something you love and go after it with all of your heart.
Jim Abbott

The other sports are just sports.
Baseball is a love.
Bryant Gumbel

A pitcher has to find out if a hitter is timid, and if he is, he has to remind the hitter he’s timid.
Don Drysdale

The story of the curveball is the story of the game itself. Some would say, of life itself.
Martin Quigley

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Short baseball quotes

It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
Yogi Berra

It’s amazing what you can do in this game with a heart and a brain.
Buddy Bell

I was getting paid forty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.
Ted Williams

You can’t think and hit at the same time.
Yogi Berra

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
Sandy Koufax

If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.
Rickey Henderson

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
Ted Williams

When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But, when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.
Willie Mays

Practice perfect today, play like a champion tomorrow.

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
Joe DiMaggio

Rub some dirt on it, you ain’t hurt.

Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.
Joe Maddon

If a ballplayer is satisfied, he’s going to slip. You have to keep fighting to improve.
Nellie Fox

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
Warren Spahn

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Baseball Sayings

When a pitcher’s throwing a spitball, don’t worry and don’t complain, just hit the dry side like I do.
Derek Jeter

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Satchel Paige

I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
Ty Cobb

When you get up to the plate, nobody’s there to help you. You’ve got to do this on your own.
Ichiro Suzuki

It’s baseball. You’ve got to be the same guy every day, no matter if you go 4-for-4 or 0-for-4.
Gordon Beckham


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