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.
Never say never in this game because crazy stuff can happen.
Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.
It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
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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.
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.
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.
The more pitches you see, the more dangerous you become.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.
William Joseph Klem
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Baseball Inspirational quotations
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
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.
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.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living,
but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you.
My baseball team is called the I Ams. Just me and my clones on the roster. We’re devastating. Well, at least I am.
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.
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Inspirational baseball quotes
Blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch.
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.
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.
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.
Find something you love and go after it with all of your heart.
The other sports are just sports.
Baseball is a love.
A pitcher has to find out if a hitter is timid, and if he is, he has to remind the hitter he’s timid.
The story of the curveball is the story of the game itself. Some would say, of life itself.
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Short baseball quotes
It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
It’s amazing what you can do in this game with a heart and a brain.
I was getting paid forty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.
You can’t think and hit at the same time.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But, when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.
Practice perfect today, play like a champion tomorrow.
A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
Rub some dirt on it, you ain’t hurt.
Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.
If a ballplayer is satisfied, he’s going to slip. You have to keep fighting to improve.
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
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When a pitcher’s throwing a spitball, don’t worry and don’t complain, just hit the dry side like I do.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.
When you get up to the plate, nobody’s there to help you. You’ve got to do this on your own.
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.
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