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Since we can't spend all of our time out at the ballpark to watch the play while evening shadows stretch, we get a baseball fix now and then with choice baseball quotes like these.

10k Truth Baseball Quotes from past to the present!

First Nine of the Cincinnati (Red Stockings) Base Ball Club, 1869, by Tuchfarber, Walkley & Moelmann, 1869. Source: Prints and Photographs Division, featured in American Treasures of the Library of Congress.

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In August 1948, Ruth died of throat cancer and lay in state at Yankee Stadium, the baseball cathedral built on the fruits of his work. Ruth's funeral took place on a day of such heat that pallbearer and former teammate Joe Dugan said, "I'd give a hundred dollars for a beer." The old pitcher Waite Hoyt replied in Ruth's spirit: "So would the Babe."
- Sent in by Mark Maxon

"I keep my eys clear and I hit 'em where they ain't."
Willie Keeler's famous explanation for his .432 average in 1897.

"There are a lot more important things in life than baseball. I just haven't found out what they are yet"
Marty Schupak, creator of "The 59 minute Baseball Practice" video

"Third time's a charm is a lot better than three strikes you're out."

"Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of."
Johnny Bench

"I would like people not to think in terms of the 755 home runs I hit but think in terms of what I've accomplished off the field and some of the things I stood for."
Hank Aaron

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

"I see great things in baseball, it's our game-the American game. It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."
Walt Whitman

"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
Babe Ruth

"I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out."
Bill Lee

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
Satchel Paige (1906-1982)

"Donít look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Satchel Paige

Christy Mathewson - Baseball Card Issued by American Tobacco Company
(Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division - Lot 13163-18, No. 125)

"Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em."
Casey Stengel

"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
Christy Mathewson

"I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball."
Gerald Early

"The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game."
Glenn Dickey

"Moments of silence, full crowds standing for "God Bless America" in the seventh inning, cheers for firefighters -- all winding down to Barry Bonds trying to hit home runs and a cast of fools in the inlet giddily trying to catch them."
Chuck Culpepper, The Oregonian Sports Columnist, "Cruelest month ends in a day by the Bay" - 10/01/01

"To me and many others, the Mariners are the icon of the state of Washington, and I'm proud of my state heritage, and how the Mariners are representing it. . . However, in a day, a week, or a month's time, we may be called out to a place where we cannot hear the news of the Mariners winning the World Series. . . even though we are all weary and uncertain about the future, we are definitely ready to defend our country. That's our job. For all of those who play sports back home, keep doing your job well."
Hospitalman Chris Reider of the U.S. Navy, 19 year old from Selah, Washington on the USS Peleliu that is out to sea. (Source: Art Thiel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Medic tells wounded America: Sports has a noble duty, too" - October 9, 2001)

"'This is America,' my father used to say to me, 'and in this country, a smart young fellow like you can grow up and do just about anything.' My dad, no doubt, was thinking doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist or businessman. I was thinking second baseman, New York Yankees."
Senator Joe Lieberman

"Fans don't boo nobodies."
Reggie Jackson

"You can't steal second base and keep one foot on first."

"Character, Courage, Loyalty."
Little League Motto

"There's nothing wrong with the Little League World Series that locking out the adults couldn't cure."
Mike Penner, LA Times

"All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'"
Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers Pitcher

"I had a better year than he did."
Babe Ruth, when told that President Hoover made less than the $80,000 he was demanding in 1930.

"I struck out with two men on base. I was so angry, so frustrated, I turned and without even thinking about it, snapped my bat over my thigh. The bat split right in half. Afterward, reporters asked me if it was the first time I'd ever broken a bat over my thigh. "I broke an aluminum bat over my knee in college," I said. (I was just kidding)."
Bo Jackson

"He hit the ball so hard, I couldn't even turn around in time to see it go over the fence."
Roger Clemens after Bo Jackson hit his 93 MPH fast ball over the right center field fence for his first home run of the 1989 season.

"I am The Can, and I am going to come right at you with my best shit, and if you can hit it, I want to see how far Bo Jackson can hit The Oil Can."
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Boston Red Sox Pitcher, to Bo Jackson before Jackson hit his first pitch over the 71-foot high score board in straight away center field at Fenway Park. (The ball landed 515 feet from home plate).

"Blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch."
Reggie Jackson, commenting on Tom Seaver

"When they operated, I told them to put in a Koufax fastball. They did—but it was Mrs. Koufax's."
Tommy John, N.Y. Yankees pitcher, recalling his 1974 arm surgery

"There are a lot of shots in golf I can't hit, but I try to hit them anyway. The frustration is not there, because I'm still learning. But I really know how to do this. I'm not just hoping to get it where I want it... Let the other guys do it half-assed."
Greg Maddux, when asked why he got so angry at himself for two bad pitches thrown in a hundred during practice. Tom Boswell, "Controlling Force," from Playboy

"When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"I didn't teach you that. Catch the ball with your glove."
Willie Mays remark to Kevin Mitchell after his famous bare-handed catch.

"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes.
Home plate don't move."
Satchel Paige

"Hey big mouth, how do you spell triple?"
Shoeless Joe Jackson's response to a heckler

"Hotter 'n hell, ain't it, Prez?"
Babe Ruth, after meeting Calvin Coolidge

"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, Hall of Fame Outfielder

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