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If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.
I was always active - I went from baseball to football. I didn't have time to work out.
Baseball's Opening Day is full of time-honored traditions: the President throws out the first ball, the Cubs' starting pitcher walks away with a 54.00 ERA, the Royals get mathematically eliminated from the pennant race.
My first and only experience in baseball, the coach signed me up; he didn't tell me there's a thing called the curveball. I didn't know that. So the ball's coming at me and I start backing out, and then it broke inside. And the umpire says, 'Strike one!' And I'm saying, 'How is that a strike? It almost hit me!'
Baseball has been very good to me.
There's a man in Mobile who remembers that Honus Wagner hit a triple in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That's baseball.
I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you'll never have a problem. That's what I did.
I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base.
When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant - sushi restaurant.
There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.
Once upon a time, growing up male gave little boys a sense of certainty about the natural order of things. We had short hair, wore pants, and played baseball. Girls had long hair, wore skirts, and, no matter how hard they tried, always threw a baseball just like a girl.
Kenneth R. Miller
I really love the togetherness in baseball. That's a real true love.
That's the remarkable thing about baseball. The game has a way of having you scratch your head one minute and drive you crazy, and then the next, you're entertained beyond your wildest hopes. That's why it's the best game.
You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
I always wanted to be a major-league baseball player.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
George Bernard Shaw
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
If I didn't make it in baseball, I won't have made it workin'. I didn't like to work.
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
H. L. Mencken
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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