Baseball Philosophy


Baseball Philosophy

It’s getting to be my favorite time of the year: baseball season. I’ve loved America’s pastime for as long as I can remember so I might be biased, but it seems like there have been more profound and poetic things said about baseball than any other sport (Grantland Rice’s words on the Four Horsemen notwithstanding). One great aspect of baseball quotes is that they can be applied to business and everyday life just as easily as they can be applied to baseball. Here are a few of my favorites.


Progress always involves risks.  You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.  ~Frederick B. Wilcox

Don’t forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball.  ~Woodie Held

You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow.  Tomorrow it may rain.  ~Leo Durocher

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

Things could be worse.  Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.  ~Author Unknown

Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common. ~Satchel Paige

“It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let’s play two!” ~Ernie Banks