60 Best Baseball Mom Quotes For Proud Moms To Relate To

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Little boy and his mother sitting on couch in living room with baseball bat and mitts

Baseball is a bat and ball game where two teams take turns in batting and fielding.

Baseball has been around since the 19th century and is a massive part of American culture. It is deemed as the national pastime of America.

In 1919, Baseball was described as America's national religion by philosopher Morris Raphael Cohen. Baseball has a huge fan following in the United States.

The first World Series was a match between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903, in which Boston ended up winning 5-3. Former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose holds the record for the most hits (4256) and most games played (3562). The New York Yankees are one of the most famous and successful teams in Major League Baseball as of now.

For more related quotes and sayings take a look at inspirational baseball quotes and stay at home mom quotes.

Famous Baseball Quotes

Famous sayings that can be converted into proud baseball mom quotes!

1. “The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.”

— Bryant Gumbel.

2. “A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived’.”

— Ted Williams.

3. “It is dangerous to spring to obvious conclusions about baseball or, for that matter, ballplayers. Baseball is not an obvious game.”

— Roger Kahn.

4. “People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

— Rogers Hornsby.

5. “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.”

— Leo Durocher.

6. “You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.”

— Jim Bouton.

7. “The crack of the bat, the sound of baseballs thumping into gloves, the infield chatter are like birdsong to the baseball starved.”

— W. P. Kinsella.

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

— Babe Ruth.

9. “Us ballplayers do things backward. First we play, then we retire and go to work.”

— Charlie Gehringer.

10. “The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.”

— Micky Mantle.

11. “There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.”

— Pete Rose.

12. “Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is a very zen-like game.”

— Jim Jarmusch.

13. “If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.”

— Rickey Henderson.

14. “There are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary. And there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance.”

— Bull Durham.

15. “One of the great things about baseball is that it can be played almost anywhere.”

— Josh Leventhal, ‘Baseball Yesterday And Today’.

16. “The first thing baseball wants to do is make you a superstar and then say that you owe baseball something. I don't owe baseball anything. Baseball owes me.”

— Hank Aaron, interview with Jet Magazine.

17. “The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so...you don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews.”

— Sandy Koufax.

18. “I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.”

— Carl Yastrzemski.

19. “The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.”

— Bob Lemon.

20. “I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.”

— Pete Rose, ‘My Prison Without Bars’.

Inspirational Baseball Quotes

Quotes about baseball that will inspire you to pick up the bat and make your own path to the top!

21. “Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.”

Jackie Robinson.

22. “Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business.”

— Tommy Henrich.

23. “It is the life-affirming genius of baseball that the short can pummel the tall, the rotund can make fools of the sleek, and no matter how far down you find yourself in the bottom of the ninth you can always pull out a miracle.”

— Bill Vaughn.

24. “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”

— Tommy Lasorda.

25. “There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”

Casey Stengel.

26. “Baseball is not life and death. But in life and death, we remember the game, and we remember those who shared the game with us.”

— Jeff Zillgitt.

27. “There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League.”

— George Vecsey, ‘A Year In The Sun: The Games, The Players, The Pleasure Of Sports’.

28. “More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.”

— Thomas Boswell.

29. “When I played ball, I didn’t play for fun...It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.”

— Ty Cobb.

30. “I really love the togetherness in baseball. That’s real true love.”

— Billy Martin.

31. “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.

32. “Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.”

— Bill Veeck.

33. “I’m lucky to have the opportunity to play baseball. However, I’m not lucky because I’m a good baseball player. I like to think that I am good because I worked hard and am dedicated to the game.”

— Pete Rose, ‘My Life In Baseball’.

34. “I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.”

— Sandy Koufax.

35. “You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.”

— Roy Campanella.

Motivational Baseball Quotes


Famous quotes that all sports mom can use to motivate your kids! So check out these baseball mom quotes here.

36. “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

— Babe Ruth.

37. “No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”

Tommy Lasorda.

38. “Athletes are born winners, they're not born losers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become successful in life.”

— Charles R. Sledge Jr.

39. “Worrying about things you can’t control is a waste both on the baseball field and in life.”

— Tom Swyers.

40. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

— Derek Jeter.

41. “Baseball is a hard game to play, so no matter what uniform you wear, you have something in common with the guy in the other dugout: We all fail. The game is built that way.”

— David Ortiz, ‘Big Papi: My Story Of Big Dreams And Big Hits’.

42. “The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.”

— Hank Aaron.

43. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”

— Vernon Law.

44. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.”

— Lou Brock.

45. “It’s amazing what you can do in this game with a heart and a brain.”

— Buddy Bell.

46. “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”

— Hank Aaron.

47. “I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.”

— Babe Ruth.

Funny Baseball Quotes

Great quotes that can be used as baseball mom sayings and cute baseball mom quotes.

48. “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

— Yogi Berra.

49. “The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan.”

— Whitey Ford.

50. “Well, it took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”

— Hank Aaron.

51. “Playing baseball for pay – home run. Teaching kids to play the game – priceless.”

— Jack Perconte.

52. “If there are any curses left in baseball, they are all on the north side of Chicago.”

— Tucker Elliot.

53.  “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats.”

— Yogi Berra.

54. “Beethoven can’t really be great because his picture isn’t on a bubble gum card.”

— Charles Schulz.

55. “There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither one of them works.”

— Charlie Lau.

56. “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

— Yogi Berra.

57. “After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”

— Mickey Mantle.

58. “I can remember a sports writer asking me for a quote and I didn't know what a quote was.  I thought it was some kind of soft drink.”

— Joe DiMaggio.

59. “They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square.”

— Willie Stargell.

60. “Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.”

— Pete Rose.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for baseball mom quotes then why not take a look at golf quotes, strong mom quotes, or [new mom quotes].

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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