Here are some fun Baseball Quotes from some excellent and so so excellent Baseball Movies:
Baseball Movie Quotes
Baseball has played a major and minor role in motion pictures for nearly a century. Whether you recall Gary Cooper playing Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees or Tom Hanks simply mentioning he was the coach of the high school baseball team in Saving Private Ryan, there have been some great quotations in and about baseball movies. To that end Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique collection of quotations made in baseball movies, about baseballmovies, and a special section or two...
"If you build it, he will come." - Kevin Costner
Baseball Movie Quotes
In Alphabetical Order
Quotes From Baseball Movies
"Ahh, Jesus, I like him very much, but He no help with curveball." - Serrano. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?" - Harris in Major League (1989)
"Do you know what we get to do today Brooks? We get to play baseball." - Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) in The Rookie (2002)
"God, I just love baseball." - Robert Redford in The Natural (1984)
"If you build it, he will come." - Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams (1989)
"I love baseball. You know it doesn't have to mean anything, it's just beautiful to watch." - Woody Allen in Zelig (1983)
"I'm an escaped car thief. I broke out of prison to see the Cubs in the World Series." - James Belushi in Taking Care of Business (1990)
"I still get such a bang out of it, playing ball. Same as I did when I first come up. You get out there and the stands are full and everybody is cheering. It is like everbody in the world come to see you. Inside that there is the players in there and there yakking it up and the pitcher throws and your looking for that pill and suddenly there is nothing else in the ballpark you and it and sometimes when your feeling right and there is a groove there and the bat just eases into it and meets that ball. When the bat meets that ball you can feel that ball just give and you know it is going to go a long way. Damn, if you don't feel like your going to live forever." - John Cusac as Buck Weaver in Eight Men Out (1988)
"Pick me out a winner, Bobby"- Roy Hobbs in The Natural (1984)
"People all say that I've had a bad break. But today, today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." - Gary Cooper in Pride of the Yankees (1942) [read Lou Gehrig quotations for the exact speech - lines are correct, but the order has been changed]
"The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again." - James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams (1989)
"Well I can't rightly say (which player hit the ball hardest), but the ones (home runs by Babe) Ruth hit got smaller quicker." -Walter Johnson in Ken Burns Baseball (1994)
Quotes From Bull Durham (1988)
"A good friend of mine used to say, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.' Think about that for a while."
"God, the sucker teed-off on that like he knew I was gonna throw a fast ball. He did know. How? I told him."
"I'm your new catcher and you just got lesson number one: don't think, it can only hurt the ballclub."
"Man that ball got outta here in a hurry, you know anything that travels that far oughta have a damn stewardess on it, don't you think?"
"Quit trying to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring and besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. They're more democratic." - Crash Davis to Nuke
"Strikeouts are boring. Besides that, they're fascist."
"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."
"Think classy, you'll be classy. You win twenty in the show, you can let the fungus grow back on your shower shoes and the press will think you're colorful."
"Who the hell are you? I'm the player to be named later."
"Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for twenty-one days once."
"You guys...you lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Lollygaggers!"