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  • Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, 'It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.
  • I don't give a damn about any actors. What good will John Barrymore do you with the bases loaded and two down in a tight ball game. Either I get the money (more than Barrymore), or I don't play!
  • To my sick little pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today.
  • Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!
  • You should always go to other people funerals, or they wont go to yours.
  • 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.
  • Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
  • I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.
  • All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
  • never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
  • If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
  • Aw, everybody knows that game, the day I hit the homer off ole Charlie Root there in Wrigley Field, the day October first, the third game of that thirty-two World Series. But right now I want to settle all arguments. I didn't exactly point to any spot, the flagpole. Anyway, I didn't mean to, I just sorta waved at the whole fence, but that was foolish enough. All I wanted to do was give that thing a ride... outta the park... anywhere.
  • I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.
  • Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
  • How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball...The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I to live as big as I can.
  • Paris ain't much of a town.
  • If I'd tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around six hundred.
  • I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump (Wrigley Field) all the time.
  • Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it.
  • It is hard to beat a person who never gives up.
  • Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder. Source: The Babe Ruth Story
  • Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
  • I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime.
  • I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
  • You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth - that means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.
  • 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 I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
  • I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run." -Babe Ruth
  • Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
  • Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
  • Heroes are remembered but legends never die.
  • 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 the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy. Source: Giants of Baseball
  • Hot as hell, ain't it Prez (Calvin Coolidge)?
  • Watch my dust.
  • I never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
  • I hear the cheers when they roared and the jeers when they echoed.
  • The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.
  • It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
  • Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
  • Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I have just one superstition. Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases.
  • Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
  • You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
  • Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.
  • How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I to live as big as I can.
  • I said I'm going to hit the next one right over the flagpole. God must have been with me.
  • 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.
  • 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 the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
  • 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. Source: The American Treasury (Clifton Fadiman)
  • Just one (superstition). Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases.
  • I've never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
  • Ty Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.