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Yankees Baseball Quotes


"Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees." - Joe Torre

"The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball. You don't ever bet against that." - Jim Thorpe

"You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October." - Whitey Ford

"Every Australian band wants to stick it to the Yankees." - Chris Cheney

"When you think New York, you think Yankees." - Jerry Buss

"I am a Yankees fan. I should say - have been to more Yankees games than Mets games." - Harold Ford, Jr.

"When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both." - Graig Nettles

"As long as I'm around playing baseball, it doesn't matter where I am, as long as it's not with the Yankees." - Carl Everett

"Baseball is the life." - Steve Garvey

"Baseball needs more superstars." - Bryce Harper

"I'm a baseball freak." - Dee Dee Myers

"I miss baseball." - Dale Murphy

"Baseball will miss Steinbrenner. He did a lot of great things-and some not so great-but it's a sad day for baseball, no doubt about it. He was a winner, and he made the Yankees a winner." - Don Zimmer

"I owe baseball. Baseball don't owe me a damn thing." - Pete Rose

"Baseball is our national game." - Calvin Coolidge

"Baseball wasn't easy for me." - Ryne Sandberg

"I wanted to play baseball!" - Kareem Abduljabbar

"Baseball is a man maker." - Al Spalding

"Baseball is a team game." - Eddie Murray

"Baseball has all the money." - Brett Hull

"I admitted I bet on baseball, but I wasn't suspended from baseball for betting on baseball." - Pete Rose

"I remember when I got a call and was told I was traded [to the Yankees in 1974], I actually cried because I liked Kansas City. But coming to the Yankees was the best thing that ever happened to me in my baseball career." - Lou Piniella

"As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town." - Bob Feller

"[Yankees] are pretty much like southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents." - Margaret Mitchell

"I'm a Laker fan, always have been. And the New York Yankees, for sure." - Antonio Sabato Jr

"Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both." - Graig Nettles

"We all used to collect baseball cards that came with bubble gum. You could never get the smell of gum off your cards, but you kept your Yankees cards pristine." - Penny Marshall

"I was always interested in baseball. In fact, in my younger years, I played it in an amateur way. But up to the time when I became identified with the Yankees, I was a strong National League rooter." - Jacob Ruppert

"I've played for teams that were family-oriented organizations. They made you feel like family. The Yankees are strictly a business. Baseball is your life and everything else is secondary." - Gary Sheffield

"The game of baseball is better when the Dodgers are playing well, just like when the Yankees are playing well, or the Cubs, the Phillies, the big-name teams." - Pete Rose

"I've fallen in love with baseball." - Nick Jonas

"Baseball... been berry berry good... to me." - Garrett Morris

"In baseball, there's always the next day" - Ryne Sandberg

"Baseball is Heaven's gift to mortals." - George Will

"In baseball, you don't know nothin'." - Yogi Berra

"Your country is bigger than baseball." - Jerry Coleman

"Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it" - Ernie Banks

"Baseball is 50% from the neck up" - Ted Williams

"I love the game of baseball." - Dusty Baker

"I love the game of baseball." - Nomar Garciaparra

"Baseball gets better for whatever reason." - Rafael Palmeiro

"I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am." - Ryne Sandberg

"In baseball, there's always the next day." - Ryne Sandberg

"Cricket is basically baseball on valium." - Robin Williams

"Never drew a paycheck outside of baseball." - Don Zimmer

"Baseball is dull only to dull minds." - Red Barber

"Baseball is not a grind for me." - Steve Finley

"There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"I don't know anything about baseball." - Sean Connery

"Fenway is the essence of baseball" - Tom Seaver

"Baseball is religion without the mischief." - Thomas Boswell

"The clock doesn't matter in baseball." - Herb Caen

"Baseball is a game of inches." - Branch Rickey

"I always get very calm with baseball." - Paul Simon

"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball." - Tris Speaker

"I grew up playing football and baseball." - Amare Stoudemire

"I just want to play baseball." - David Ortiz

"A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined." - Paul Blair

"I don't have hate in my heart. I don't hate any person, place or thing...but I hate the Yankees." - Michael Chiklis

"The Yankees would be a much better team if they signed a proven closer instead of Tanaka." - Mitch Williams

"I've been with the Yankees 17 years, watching games and learning. You can see a lot by observing." - Yogi Berra

"Baseball lasts as long as it takes. Like life, like love, baseball exists in real time." - Carol Tavris

"Baseball is a religion in my classroom. It's a very important part of life, baseball." - Rafe Esquith

"Basketball is a game. Baseball is a religion. Baseball is American." - Jerry Reinsdorf

"Correct thinkers think that 'baseball trivia' is an oxymoron: nothing about baseball is trivial." - George Will

"I love baseball. What I love about baseball is that you are always waiting." - Frederick Busch

"Baseball is all I ever wanted. I could eat, sleep, and dream baseball." - Smoky Joe Wood

"Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball." - Mickey Mantle

"I've had a good time here in baseball. I love baseball. That's why I'm still around." - Red Schoendienst

"I was a baseball fan myself, I wanted to play baseball." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"I'm a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things." - Phil Jackson

"I'm a character actor. I have to find work in good movies where I can make something of my role. I'm a very lucky guy to be in that kind of position. It's like a kid who dreams of becoming a baseball player and then he gets to play for the Yankees..." - Christopher Walken

"The NFL has a hard cap, but if you ask 20 NFL experts who is going to win the Super Bowl this year, you might get 20 different answers. If you then asked 20 baseball experts who is going to represent the American League in the World Series, at least 90 percent of them would say the Yankees and the rest would say Seattle." - Bob DuPuy

"I would say I was jock. I went to Sierra College. I was a big baseball player. Getting into the MLB was my dream - to become a left-handed pitcher for the Yankees. That's what I was hoping, but life kind of went the other way." - Ryan Guzman

"I always wanted to do a baseball book; I love baseball. The problem is that a very large part of my following is in non-baseball playing countries." - Bill Bryson

"Baseball caps never go out of style and are easy to wear. Beyond baseball, beyond sports, I really do think a baseball cap is for everyone." - David Wright

"I grew up a diehard Yankees fan." - Bubba Watson

"We are the New York Yankees" - George Steinbrenner

"If you ran a delicatessen store, you would want to be the best delicatessen store, wouldn't you? Well, that's how I feel about the Yankees." - Casey Stengel

"The Yankees had to fight all year to get in. When you're fighting all year and fighting all year, it wears you out a little bit." - Larry Bowa

"When my Yankee career is over I'll play anywhere, but I'm positive that I'll never find a team quite like the Yankees." - Bernie Williams

"The Yankees have twenty-five heroes." - Derek Jeter

"I've liked the Yankees since I was a kid. I grew up in Canada so I kind of identified with New York sports teams." - Ian Astbury

"True Yankees are born, not made." - Jay Mohr

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history." - Jim Abbott

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"To me, baseball is not a game, but a religion." - Bill Klem

"Baseball fans are pedants, there is no other kind." - Wilfrid

"When you lose your hands, you can't play baseball." - Jerry Coleman

"Baseball isn't statistics, it's Joe DiMaggio rounding second base." - Jimmy Breslin

"There is no room in baseball for a clown." - Chuck Dressen

"Baseball means Spring's Here. Football means Winter's Coming." - Thomas Boswell

"The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball." - Harry Kalas

"Baseball is probably the world's best documented sport." - Ford Frick

"Baseball player: "What time is it?" "You mean now?"" - Yogi Berra

"Baseball teaches that errors are part of the game." - Ernest Kurtz

"There's a lot more future in hamburgers than in baseball." - Ray Kroc

"Man was not made to travel faster than a baseball" - Yogi Berra

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Family is everything. It is even more important than baseball." - Luis Tiant

"Activate your fans, don't just collect them like baseball cards." - Jay Baer

"Defense to me is the key to playing baseball" - Willie Mays

"May the sun never set on American baseball." - Harry S Truman

"I made baseball as much fun as doing your taxes!" - Bill James

"If I was traded to the Giants, I'd quit baseball" - Rocky Colavito

"I once tried playing baseball but I started crying." - Thom Yorke

"Baseball is the greatest of all team sports." - Herbert Hoover

"It's hard not to be romantic about baseball" - Billy Beane

"There's one word that describes baseball - You never know." - Bill Vaughan

"The practical joke is the psychiatry of baseball." - Ron Luciano

"Baseball is wrong, man with four balls cannot walk" - Confucius

"I wasnt athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible." - Matt Long

"That's the game of baseball - amazing things happen." - Mariano Rivera

"Tennis obviously isn't as popular as baseball in the States." - Pete Sampras

"I'm not a big baseball fan, to be honest." - Jimmy Fallon

"Activate your fans, do' just collect them like baseball cards." - Jay Baer

"Baseball is a boy's game that makes grown men cry." - Bill Veeck

"Baseball fans are pedants, there is no other kind." - Wilfrid Sheed

"It's a great day for baseball. Let's play two." - Ernie Banks

"Men who are going bald often wear baseball caps." - Rita Rudner

"It's hard not to be romantic about baseball" - Billy Beane

"I had been unaware that baseball was a Republican sport." - Tim Robbins

"I hope I never do anything to hurt baseball." - Home Run Baker

"Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously." - Sydney Madwed

"I love baseball, and the door remains open." - Rafael Palmeiro

"The best thing about baseball is there's no homework." - Dan Quisenberry

"I'm married to football, baseball is my girlfriend." - Deion Sanders

"There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball." - Bill Veeck

"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand." - Leo Durocher

"I wanted to be a professional baseball player." - Balthazar Getty

"Baseball has undergone and absorbed a whole set of dislocations." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"There's certainly a large literature around baseball in the U.S." - Chad Harbach

"I always wanted to be a major-league baseball player." - Bryce Harper

"Baseball is not what I love. It's my job." - Eric Davis

"Honestly, I'm not a big fan of baseball." - Novak Djokovic

"Would I like to see baseball happen in Charlotte? Absolutely." - Anthony Foxx

"I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player." - John Kruk

"I've always been a great lover of baseball." - Peter Lynch

"It's a sensitive thing, playing major league baseball." - Tony La Russa

"It was all I lived for, to play baseball." - Mickey Mantle

"There is but one game and that game is baseball." - John Mcgraw

"God wanted me to be a baseball player." - Roberto Clemente

"I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball." - Albert Pujols

"You can't second-guess baseball. You can't second-guess yourself." - Mariano Rivera

"Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball life is a tough life on the family." - Nolan Ryan

"Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually." - Curt Schilling

"There's nothing to it. Baseball isn't that tough to play." - Red Schoendienst

"The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball." - Tom Seaver



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