Top 30 Babe Ruth Quotes

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Babe Ruth is habitually regarded as the most significant and influential baseball player who is not with us today. He was born on February 6, 1895, and died on August 16, 1948.

There were 22 seasons in total where he hit a record 714 home runs. He was a very talented player and set numerous records for hitting and pitching that lasted for decades.

Moreover, he was very famous during his career and won many honors too. He gained the same respect after his retirement as well. He was named to Major League Baseball All-Time Team and Major League Baseball All-Century Team. And in 1936, Babe Ruth was listed in the list of first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Babe Ruth quote on baseball
Babe Ruth quote on baseball

He is not with us today, but following quotes by Babe Ruth remains inside most of his fans.

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

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”– Babe Ruth

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”– Babe Ruth

“Google Books Excuses for All Occasions: Alibis, Apologies, and Cop-Outs That Can Get You Out of (or Into) Trouble By Steven D. Price New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing 2012 P. ?: “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.’”– Babe Ruth

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

“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

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

7th of 30 Babe Ruth Quotes

“Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you.”– Babe Ruth

“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.”– Babe Ruth

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

“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

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

“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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“I said I’m going to hit the next one right over the flagpole. God must have been with me.”– Babe Ruth

“Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases.”– Babe Ruth

16th of 30 Babe Ruth Quotes

“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.”– Babe Ruth  

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

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

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

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

“Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it.”– Babe Ruth

“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

“I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world… the kids… our national pastime.”– Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth quote on destiny
Babe Ruth quote on destiny

“I don’t need to know where the green is. Where is the golf course?”– Babe Ruth

“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, like 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.”– Babe Ruth

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“If I’d just tried for them dinky singles I could’ve batted around .600.”– Babe Ruth

“Don’t be afraid to take advice. There’s always something new to learn.”– Babe Ruth

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”– Babe Ruth

“Let me show you how it’s done… Loser!”– Babe Ruth

“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

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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