The crack of a bat. The pop of a mitt. Let’s play ball! The Major League Baseball season is here. Opening day for the MBL regular season is March 31.
A favorite summer activity for many, baseball is rich in tradition. Baseball’s collection of colorful players and coaches has provided us with generations of inspiring moments and insights. The game itself sheds light on leadership, perseverance and passion.
Here are some baseball quotes to help keep you motivated through the spring, summer and fall. Listen to what they say about life, doing what you love and having fun while you’re at it:
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is. - Bob Feller
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. - Al Lopez
- About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. -Tommy Lasorda
- Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.-Connie Mack
- In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and willing to accept constructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.-Willie Mays
- Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer.- Ted Williams
- Find something you love and go after it with all of your heart. -Jim Abbott
- I really love the togetherness in baseball. That’s a real true love. -Billy Martin
- Herzog’s Rules:
Be on time.
Bust your butt.
Have some laughs while you’re at it. - Whitey Herzog
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