Great Baseball Quotes.

Baseball is like joining an enormous family with ancestors and forebears and famous stories and histories. It’s a privilege, it means a lot. The people who tell me they hate baseball or are out of baseball, they sound bitter about it. But I think that they sense what they’re missing. I think that they feel that there’s something their not in on, which is a terrible loss and I’m sorry for them. – Roger Angell

(This is possibly my all-time favorite baseball related quote. It can be found in Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary)

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He told me he puts 70 percent of his weight on his back foot and 40 percent on his front foot. I thought for a second “I’ve got to try that.”Russell Branyan (on Manny Ramirez)

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I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season, because you had a horseshit summer.Billy Martin’s Christmas card to Umpire Jim Evans.

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If I am remembered by anyone, I would want it to be as a guy who cared about the planet and welfare of his fellow man. And who would take you out at second if the game was on the line.Bill Lee

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Deion Sanders: I’ll do anything possible to help the team- steal, walk, bunt, anything.

Sportswriter: Get hit by a pitch?

Deion Sanders: No.

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~ by duaneharris19 on January 26, 2012.

2 Responses to “Great Baseball Quotes.”

  1. Love it! Great post- great quotes!

  2. Roger Angell’s Baseball work is among the best ever written, by anybody. His books are worth their weight in gold.

    Don’t let Deion’s goofy quotes fool you: he was a pedal to the floor player his whole career.

    I really do love that you’re a fan of both Lee and Martin. They didn’t like each other but in a lot of ways they’re very similar. That sometimes happens when people are too much alike…they’re like repelling magnets.

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