In baseball, you don't know nothing.
I view the major features of my own odyssey as a set of mostly fortunate contingencies. I was not destined by inherited mentality or family tradition to become a paleontologist. I can locate no tradition for scientific or intellectual careers anywhere on either side of my eastern European Jewish background. […] I view my serious and lifelong commitment to baseball in entirely the same manner: purely as a contingent circumstance of numerous, albeit not entirely capricious, accidents.stephen jay gould
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.walt whitman
baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.ted williams
baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.ted williams
baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. It combines the best features of that primitive form of cricket known asTip-and-Run with those of lawn tennis, Puss-in-the-corner and Handel's Messiah.George Bernard Shaw
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.jacques barzun
The tradition of baseball always has been agreeably free of chivalry. The rule is 'Do anything you can get away with'.
It's the wild, wild West of baseball, and it just keeps getting wilder.joe kehoskie
Fidel Castro essentially forced these guys to leave Cuba. It wasn't really even a choice. It was either stay at home, be handed a broom and told 'have a nice life' or they could leave Cuba and continue playing baseball.joe kehoskie
There's at least half a billion dollars [worth] of baseball players in Cuba right now and probably a lot more.joe kehoskie
"I was in the streets marching for civil rights while asshole southern sheriffs were swinging nail studded baseball bats at blacks' heads. Two things you can always count on: I will defend my record on race to no one (sic), under any circumstances and, I will call out any racist, any time without regard to who they are . . . and that includes our half white, racist President."mark williams
Life is inherently ambiguous; baseball games pit pure good against abject evil. Even Saddam Hussein must have committed one act of kindness in his life, but what iota of good could possibly be said for aluminum bats or the designated hitter rule?
There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.casey stengel
The thing I like about baseball is that it's one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it's your mistake. If you hit a home run, it's your home run.hank aaron
One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.Nolan Ryan
baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.tommy lasorda
Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.branch rickey
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.Jaques Barzan
baseball players or cricketers do not need to be able to solve explicitly the non-linear differential equations which govern the flight of the ball. They just catch it.
baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.George Bernard Shaw