Quotes About Babe Ruth

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Quotes About Babe Ruth

Baseball is known for superstitious players and cursed teams—and at the root of every curse theres a story. Bostons curse was to trade Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Cubs fans claim a billy goat is responsible for their futility. And Clevelands curse? The club struggled after its Pennant-winning 1954 season, but it was rich with optimism just two years later as an onslaught of new talent promised to lift the club once more to the ranks of baseballs elite—and by 1959 the club was contending for the Pennant again. And then GM Frank Lane traded Rocky Colavito to the Detroit Tigers and cursed everything.
— Tucker Elliot —

Baseball has traditionally possessed a wonderful lack of seriousness. The game's best player, Babe Ruth, was a Rabelaisian fat man, and its most loved manager, Casey Stengel, spoke gibberish. In this lazy sport, only the pitcher pours sweat. Then he takes three days off.

— Thomas Boswell

The ballpark is the star. In the age of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth, the era of Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams, through the empty-seats epoch of Don Buddin and Willie Tasby and unto the decades of Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice, the ballpark is the star. A crazy-quilt violation of city planning principles, an irregular pile of architecture, a menace to marketing consultants, Fenway Park works. It works as a symbol of New England's pride, as a repository of evergreen hopes, as a tabernacle of lost innocence. It works as a place to watch baseball

— Martin F. Nolan

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business.

— Sammy Sosa

Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.

— Joe DiMaggio

Babe Ruth didn't become her father until 18 months after he married her mother, Claire, on April 17, 1929, Opening Day of the baseball season. Julia was 12 years old.

— Jane Leavy

Babe Ruth rose like a rocket. Through discipline. He also loved to practice.

— Carol S. Dweck

Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth.

— Dizzy Dean

The first time that I ever saw Babe Ruth was in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse.

— Waite Hoyt

Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana.

— Don Mattingly

Whether or not anybody had invented the category in his lifetime, Babe Ruth was surely the Greatest Living Yankee almost immediately upon lofting home runs at the Polo Grounds, allowing the Yankees to build their own palace across the Harlem River.

— George Vecsey

I've had heroes in my life - Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth.

— Tommy Lasorda

Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing.

— Roger Maris

He (Babe Ruth) hits a ball harder and further than any man I ever saw.

— Bill Dickey

I don't want people to forget Babe Ruth. I just want them to remember Henry Aaron.

— Hank Aaron

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