My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders. But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best.
~ Rickey Henderson
Baseball games are like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are ever alike.
~W. P. Kinsella
I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability. I can take the criticism with the accolades. Neither affects me.
I’m not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.
The grand stand may be all very well for the thin-skinned ones who must mingle personal comfort with their amusement; the true baseball fan sits on the bleachers, trimmed down to his shirt sleeves. No wire nettings in front of him, if you please.
~Charles E. Van Loan
You play the game to win the game and not worry about what’s on the back of the baseball card at the end of the year.
Sandy’s fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.
~Jim Murray, on Sandy Koufax