Babe Ruth Quotes (28 Quotes)


    All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.

    Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

    Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.

    Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.

    Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.


    Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.

    All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.

    Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.

    How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?

    As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.

    If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.

    You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

    You know the amazing thing I love Henry Aaron . I think he's a wonderful guy and a great credit for baseball. To break Babe Ruth's record he went to bat 2,000-some more times than Ruth. When you look at it that way you see how great Ruth was. Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him. Look at him. They talk about steroids. Nobody can argue he had steroids. He just ate. He was a great one.


    I can't have 3, ... so I just put a 1 in front of it. Also, I was a big Dan Marino fan growing up and 13 was my number as a high school quarterback.

    Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

    I think we've done a lot better than expected against some of these teams, ... These are teams that play 180 games a year. I think with the way we've been playing, we may have a chance to go deep in the tournament.

    Let me show you how it's done... Loser!

    I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.

    I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.

    I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.

    If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

    Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.

    I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

    Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

    Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?

    Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.

    I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.


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