“If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.” — Babe Ruth. Here are 50 Famous Babe Ruth Quotes.

Babe Ruth Quotes

1.“You just can't beat the person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

2.“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.” — Babe Ruth

3.“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

4.“Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.” —Babe Ruth

5.“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” —Babe Ruth

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

7.“If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.” —Babe Ruth

8.“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.” —Babe Ruth

9.“Let me show you how it's done... Loser!” — Babe Ruth

10.“If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.” —Babe Ruth

11.“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.” — Babe Ruth

12.“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.” — Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Quotes

13.“Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?” —Babe Ruth

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

15.“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.” — Babe Ruth

16.“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.” — Babe Ruth

17.“Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.” — Babe Ruth

18.“Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.” — Babe Ruth

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.” — Babe Ruth

20.“Paris ain't much of a town.” — Babe Ruth

21.“I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.” — Babe Ruth

22.“How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?.” — Babe Ruth

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

24.“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

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Babe Ruth Quotes

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

26.“Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.” — Babe Ruth

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

28.“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.” — Babe Ruth

29.“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

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

31.“Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?” — Babe Ruth

32.“Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?” — Babe Ruth

33.“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.” — Babe Ruth

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

35.“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.” — Babe Ruth

36.“If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.” — Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Quotes

37.“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.” — Babe Ruth

38.“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.” — Babe Ruth

39.“I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.” — Babe Ruth

40.“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.” — Babe Ruth

41.“Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.” — Babe Ruth

42.“I can't have 3, ... so I just put a 1 in front of it. Also, I was a big Dan Marino fan growing up and 13 was my number as a high school quarterback.” — Babe Ruth

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

44.“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” — Babe Ruth

45.“I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” —  Babe Ruth

46.“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” — Babe Ruth

47.“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.” — Babe Ruth

48.“How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?” — Babe Ruth

49.“Paris ain't much of a town.” — Babe Ruth

50.“Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

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“If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.” — Babe Ruth
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“I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.” — Babe Ruth
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“How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?.” — Babe Ruth

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