An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.


Jacques Barzun (1907-, American scholar)


Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half if physical


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them .


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


Ninety percent of this game is half mental.


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


You can't think and hit the ball at the same time.


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


Back then, if you had a sore arm, the only people concerned were you and your wife. Now it's you, your wife, your agent, your investment counselor, your stockbroker, and your publisher.


Jim Bouton (1939-, American actor, businessman, baseball player)


The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.


Ty Cobb


A ball player has got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.


Joe Dimaggio (1914-1999, American baseball player)


Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.


Leo Durocher (1905-1991, American baseball player/manager)


Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.


Leo Durocher (1905-1991, American baseball player/manager)


You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow, it may rain.


Leo Durocher (1905-1991, American baseball player/manager)


Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.


Joe Garagiola


Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it is a business.


Tommy Henrich


Hit em where they ain't.


Willie Keeler


Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing.


Ron Luciano


Most people miss the great part mental outlook plays in this game.


Billy Martin (1928-1989, American  baseball manager)


A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear.


Max De Pree


See the ball; hit the ball.


Pete Rose (1942-, American baseball player, manager)


Trying to get a fast ball past Hank Aaron is like trying to get the sun past a rooster.


Curt Simmons


Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.


Robert Smith


Going to bed with a woman never hurt a ball player. It's staying up all night looking for them that does you in.


Casey Stengel (1889-1975, American baseball player and manager)


Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.


Casey Stengel (1889-1975, American baseball player and manager)


A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate, who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.


Author Unknown


In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.


Author Unknown


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