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Top Babe Ruth quotes and sayings on life, sports, success, failure, teamwork, leadership, winning, giving, giving up, baseball, motivational, fear, belief, truth etc.

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Quick Facts

Born On: February 6, 1895

Died On: August 16, 1948

Born In: Baltimore

Died At Age: 53

Popularly tagged as the ‘Sultan of Swat’, George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth was an American professional baseball player from Maryland. This southpaw represented several franchisees such as Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Boston Braves in the Major League Baseball (MLS). This Baseball Hall of Famer is considered as one of the most prolific baseball players in the history of American sports. He produced record home runs, runs batted in, bases on balls, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging and several other feats which still stand to this day. “The Bambino” was also renowned for his flamboyant lifestyle on and off the field, which included excessive drinking and womanizing and attracted media attention. He was also into social service and often visited orphanage and hospitals, helping the poor. The Sporting News ranked Babe Ruth as number one in their list of “Baseball’s 100 greatest players”. In the ESPN poll of 99’, Ruth was voted as the second-greatest U.S. athlete of the century only behind the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His motivational thoughts and sayings are still etched in the memory of many Americans till date. Let us browse through some of the quotes from this legendary American Sportsman.

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It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

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

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Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

Babe Ruth

I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

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

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

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

Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?

Babe Ruth

Let me show you how it's done... Loser!

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

Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.

Babe Ruth

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

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

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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

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

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.

Babe Ruth

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

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.

Babe Ruth

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

Babe Ruth

If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.

Babe Ruth

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

Babe Ruth

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!

Babe Ruth

Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.

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

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?

Babe Ruth

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Babe Ruth

You just can't beat the person who won't give up

Babe Ruth

Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

Babe Ruth

I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run." -Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

It is hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

Heroes are remembered but legends never die.

Babe Ruth

Paris ain't much of a town.

Babe Ruth

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.

Babe Ruth

You should always go to other people funerals, or they wont go to yours.

Babe Ruth

Its harder to beat a person that never gives up.

Babe Ruth

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back

Babe Ruth

It is hard to beat someone who never gives up.

Babe Ruth