November 30, 2016

Babe Ruth Quotes

“A man who knows he’s making money for other people ought to get some of the profits he brings in. Don’t make any difference if it’s baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. It’s business, I tell you. There ain’t no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff.”

“After all, there’s only one answer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: Pick out a good one and sock it!”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

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

“I copied Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a hitter.”

“I decided to pick out the greatest hitter to watch and study, and Jackson was good enough for me.”

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

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

“I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.”

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

“I only have one: whenever I hit a home run I make certain to touch all four bases.”

“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.”

“I’d play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump all the time.”

“If I’d just tried for them dinky singles I could’ve batted around six hundred!”

“If I’d just tried for them dinky singles I could’ve batted around.600.”

“If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. I have the same violent temper my father and older brother had. Both died of injuries from street fights in Baltimore, fights begun by flare-ups of their tempers.”

“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.”

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

“It’s hard to beat somebody when they don’t give up”

“Keed, I’ll give you a little bit of advice. Don’t believe anything they write about you, good or bad. Two, get the dough while the getting is good, but don’t break your heart trying to get it. And don’t pick up too many checks!”

“Let me show you how it’s done… Loser!”

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

“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.”

“The only real game — I think — in the world is baseball.”

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

“There’s been so many lovely things said about me, and I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to thank everybody. Thank you.”

“To my little sick pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today.”

“What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.”

“Yes, he’s a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit!”

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”