My Favorite Baseball Quotes

Throughout the lifetime of baseball, players and people around the game, have spilled literally thousands of quotes for us to enjoy or reflect upon.  Some are serious. Some are humorous. Some don't  make much sense. It's nearly impossible to determine which are funnier or better than the others. This is just my humble list of ones that I have found as entertaining or interesting as any other.

Joe DiMaggio
- On being a role model 
"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best."

Al Oliver - On Pirate teammate Willie Stargell
"If Willie asked us to jump off the Fort Pitt Bridge, we would ask him what kind of dive he wanted. That's how much respect we have for the man."

Earl Weaver - Manager of his slumping Orioles
"We're so bad right now that for us back-to-back home runs means one today and another one tomorrow."

Sparky Anderson - Living in the past
"People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it."

Babe Ruth - On his salary exceeding President Hoover's
"What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did."

Hank Aaron - On his retirement in 1976
"You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail."

Vin Scully - Commentator 
"It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All Star Game and an Old Timers Game."

Casey Stengel  - On his managerial philosophy
"The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided."

Tommy LaSorda - On his managerial philosophy
"Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them."

Bowie Kuhn - One time Commissioner talking about the game of baseball
"I believe in the Rip Van Winkle Theory, that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly."

Early Wynn - On when he pitches
"That space between the white lines, that's my office. That's where I conduct my business."

Dizzy Dean - Hall of Fame pitcher
"I ain't what I used to be, but who the hell is?"

Bob Uecker - Recounting one of his few home runs
"I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel's suitcase."

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