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Babe Ruth Quotes

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1. “Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it.”
2. “The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.”
3. “If I’d tried for them dinky singles I could’ve batted around six hundred.”
4. “Watch my dust.”
5. “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.”
6. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
7. “I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world… the kids… our national pastime.”
8. “All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.”
9. “I hear the cheers when they roared and the jeers when they echoed.”
10. “I’ve never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I’ve heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.”
11. “I said I’m going to hit the next one right over the flagpole. God must have been with me.”
12. “Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
13. “I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.”
14. “To my sick little pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today.”
15. “I have just one superstition. Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases.”
16. “I’d give a year of my life if I could hit a homer on opening day of this great new park.”
17. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.”
18. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
19. “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.”
20. “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.”
21. “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 like to live as big as I can.”
22. “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.”
23. “Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.”
24. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”
25. “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.”

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