30 Inspirational Babe Ruth Quotes About Baseball & Life

30 Inspirational Babe Ruth Quotes About Baseball & Life

Last updated on January 5th, 2024 at 12:13 pm

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Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth, Jr. at Baltimore, Maryland) was born in 1895. Baseball has always been his passion since he was a kid. He was a member of St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, an all-boys reformatory.

Nicknamed “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat,” he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. But he rose to prominence as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. From 1914 to 1935, he played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Ruth set the records for home runs, runs batted in, bases on balls, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging, and many other statistics that are still in use today.

In the “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players” list by Sporting News, Babe Ruth was voted as number one. Ruth was rated the second-greatest American athlete of the century in a poll conducted by ESPN in 1999, only after Michael Jordan, the basketball legend. Ruth became one of the “first five” initial inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

Below is a list of Babe Ruth quotes that will inspire and motivate you in life.

Babe Ruth Baseball Quotes

Babe Ruth is one of the greatest Baseball players. The list of Babe Ruth quotes would be incomplete without his sayings on baseball. Read and share these inspiring thoughts.

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

BABE RUTH
SOURCE: IMDB

“It’s the old Babe on the old job—a ballplayer. It has been the only job I ever knew.”

BABE RUTH

 “My idea of a real ballplayer is the fellow who can take the bad breaks with a grin and come up fighting.”

BABE RUTH

“Hack Wilson must have great wrist action, for no short, stocky guy is going to hit that many home runs without a lot of it.”

BABE RUTH

“I copied (Joe) Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a hitter.”

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

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

BABE RUTH
SOURCE: THE BABE RUTH STORY

“The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.”

BABE RUTH
SOURCE: IMDB

“I’d give a year of my life if I could hit a home run on opening day of this great new park.”

BABE RUTH

“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
SOURCE: IMDB

“What I am, what I have, what I am going to leave behind me – all this I owe to the game of baseball.”

BABE RUTH
Babe Ruth Baseball Quotes
“If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.”
SOURCE: IMDB

“The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go.”

BABE RUTH

Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you.”

BABE RUTH

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

BABE RUTH

Inspirational Babe Ruth Quotes

His journey to become a prominent baseball player has been a spectacular one. He has inspired people from all around the globe. Here are some inspirational babe Ruth quotes.

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

BABE RUTH

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

BABE RUTH
Inspirational Babe Ruth Quotes
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

“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

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

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

“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
Inspirational Babe Ruth Quotes
“Wealth is always attracted, never pursued.”

“The first thing is to know your faults. And then take on a systematic plan of correcting them.”

BABE RUTH

Babe Ruth Quotes About Life

Below given are some of Babe Ruth quotes inspired by his real-life experiences. These are sure to make you think twice and will help to expand your vision for life.

“Life is a game like any other; we just don’t take it as seriously.”

BABE RUTH

“I was a bad kid. I say this without pride but with a feeling that it is better to say it.”

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

“It was at St. Mary’s that I met and learned to love the greatest man I’ve ever known. His name was Brother Matthias. He was the father I needed. He taught me to read and write — and he taught me the difference between right and wrong.”

BABE RUTH
Babe Ruth Quotes About Life
“Well, the good Lord and good luck must have been with me because I did exactly what I said I was going to do.”

He was a seven-time World Series champion, two-time All-Star, and the home-run leader for twelve seasons throughout his 22-year career. On and off the field, “The Bambino” was known for his flamboyant lifestyle. Babe Ruth was also interested in social work and frequently visited orphanages and hospitals to assist the poor.

Which one of these Babe Ruth quotes had a deeper impact on your mind? Share these with your friends and family.

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Naveen Kumar is a writer and has a thing for collecting quotes and sharing them with people. Naveen is a space enthusiast. When he is not spreading good vibes or motivating people through quotes, you can find him sipping coffee while reading classic literature or on a long road drive.

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