Top 50 Big Leagues Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Big Leagues Quotes from famous people such as Billy Williams, Roy Clark, Juan Pablo Galavis, Buck Leonard, Antonio Garcia Martinez, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a

As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a lot of blacks and Latins, it’s given me a lot of joy to know that Jackie started that. If Jackie hadn’t come in ’47, me and Ron Santo wouldn’t have played in Double-A and all those years in the big leagues.
Billy Williams
To put it better, we believe the radar gun will get you drafted, but you have to pitch to get to the big leagues. Tools will get you drafted, but you have to be able to play to get to the big leagues.
Roy Clark
Marlins Park is what I call my office in Miami, because I work for the Venezuelan Museum of Baseball and Hall of Fame. My job is to go to all the MLB stadiums and to talk to and collect articles from all the Venezuelan players in the big leagues and those Americans that played in Venezuela.
Juan Pablo Galavis
I only wish I could have played in the big leagues when I was young enough to show what I could do. When an offer was given to me to join up, I was too old, and I knew it.
Buck Leonard
If democracy is to survive Facebook, that company must realize the outsized role it now plays as both the public forum where our strident democratic drama unfolds and as the vehicle for those who aspire to control that drama’s course. Facebook, welcome to the big leagues.
Antonio Garcia Martinez
It was a dream of mine to play in all the big leagues.
Ivan Perisic
Playing in the big leagues while my father is still active is the biggest thrill of my life. I try to see him play whenever I can.
Ken Griffey Jr.
If you seriously aspire to be a manager in the big leagues, there is a baseball ‘book’ that one must learn. Alongside that book, you must practice Spanish. Of 25 players on each roster, sometimes there are between eight and 15 players who speak Spanish.
Tony La Russa
A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
Joe DiMaggio
There are more second-, third-, fourth-, fifth- and so on in the big leagues than first-round picks.
Ken Griffey Jr.
There’s a lot of variables you can’t control in trying to win a game, but at the end of the day it does mean something to win a game in the big leagues and be on the mound.
Clayton Kershaw
You know, when you first come up, and you get called up to the big leagues, all you want to do is just, you just want to have a career, a nice career. You want to make a living at it.
Rafael Palmeiro
I’ve put in 63 years now in the big leagues as a player, coach, manager. And now just being around these young guys, it keeps you going pretty good.
Red Schoendienst
It’s a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream.
Tony Oliva
The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up.
Ichiro Suzuki
If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.
Joe DiMaggio
There’s a moment when you come to a certain point, and if you make the leap you get to the big leagues. But if you back away, you get stuck.
Natalia Lafourcade
If you hit a routine fly ball in the big leagues, you’re out every time. If you hit a ground ball, you’re probably out a lot of the time as well. But there’s a happy medium in there, a way to swing where your misses can still lead to successes.
Christian Yelich
I was such a screwup when I got to the big leagues. I was a total idiot.
Curt Schilling
I just wanted to go play in the big leagues. But possibly playing for the Yankees is very special.
Nick Johnson
If you reach a point where your entire farm system is in the big leagues, you’ve traded a couple guys for players who are now in the big leagues, you know what you do? You start over in your farm system, and you keep developing the talented players you have.
Theo Epstein
I took a huge risk leaving baseball, because I was predicted to play in the big leagues. I’m kind of a prototypical second baseman.
Russell Wilson
It’s one thing to make the big leagues, but it’s another thing to make it to an all-star game.
Christian Yelich
You get to the big leagues, and you think, ‘Can I do this stuff?’ Then you take the first pitch down the middle for Strike 1, and you think, ‘I could have hit that.’
Joe Torre
If the cards just so happen to be drawn that I get called up to the big leagues and become ineligible to go to the Olympics, then so be it.
Eddy Alvarez
I looked up to my father when I was 7 and 8. I believed it was my calling to be in the big leagues. I’d been raised by a family that always told me I could do anything I wanted.
Barry Zito
If I could do it over, I’d want to come up to the big leagues like Mike Trout. He’s exciting and I like watching him.
Matt Kemp
I’m probably in the bottom 25 percent of athletes in the big leagues, just on pure athletic capability. But I’ve taught myself, through a lot of hard work and study and science, how to be really good at one specific thing.
Trevor Bauer
I feel like a pioneer with the split-fingered fastball. I was the first one to really throw it pretty much 100 percent of the time. It was a pitch that I had to have. If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t have been in the big leagues.
Bruce Sutter
My managerial ambitions were the same as I had as a player: to become as good as possible and to join the big teams in the big leagues.
Henrik Larsson
If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.
Cory Lidle
When you're a kid, you just hope you make it to the big

When you’re a kid, you just hope you make it to the big leagues. So to get to go say you’re going to play in the World Series, it’s an incredibly special moment. Up there with getting married and having kids, it’s right up there with one of the best days of my life.
Clayton Kershaw
When you get to the big leagues, the talent pool is on such a level playing field, you have to find a way to separate yourself from incredibly talented guys. Especially when you go through the injuries that I’ve had, you come back, and you might not physically be able to do some of the things you used to do.
Jake Peavy
Your first responsibility is to the organization, to teach and prepare players to get to the big leagues and have them ready when they get there, but everyone in the minors wants to be in the majors.
Ryne Sandberg
I couldn’t believe I was in the big leagues. I also knew that I have to work hard every single day to stay in the big leagues. One thing is getting to the big leagues; another thing is to stay.
Jose Altuve
With my quality, I feel I can bring a lot to a team that I will join. I want to show it in the big leagues: England, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France.
Georginio Wijnaldum
It’s always going to be difficult for Asian countries to create big leagues because Europe is so settled.
Peter Schmeichel
I got to the big leagues when I was 20. I thought I had it all figured out. Went to spring training that next year and started off well, got sent down, and I pouted pretty much all of 2000. And it wasn’t the right way to handle it.
Vernon Wells
In England, somewhere. I want to be at a big team, in the big leagues again.
Henrik Larsson
That was a very aha moment. It was, ‘I’m in the big leagues.’
Ryan Howard
I hated baseball. I really didn’t like baseball at all until someone decided they were going to pay me… Every year I played in the big leagues, the day the season ended, I called my buddies in West Virginia and said, ‘I’ll be home tomorrow.’
John Kruk
I need to eat a large meal before I play, and the one thing that was kind of consistent in every single clubhouse at least in the minors was a roast beef sandwich. So that kind of stuck there, and it just kind of stuck in the big leagues as well.
Max Scherzer
When I was 16 years old, my brother Frank said, ‘You’d better become a catcher, because you’re too big and fat to do anything else.’ Well, I took his advice. It was a quick way to get to the big leagues, and I’ve never regretted it.
Joe Torre
Even though it feels like you are so far away from the big leagues, my love for the game kept me motivated to get through the hard times in the minors.
Aaron Judge
You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.
Ted Williams
Life is so fast. And I still remember when I came up to the big leagues and played as if it were yesterday. Time flies.
Asdrubal Cabrera
My first year in the big leagues, I made $17,000. It was easy to go out and get another $17,000 relief pitcher. I never worried about innings or pitches. I just pitched.
Bruce Sutter
Everyone wants to pencil you in as the kind of player that you’re going to be after a few years in the big leagues. When you’re still really young, they think that’s what you’re going to be forever.
Christian Yelich
Just about every Latin American country has sent players to the big leagues, from the Dominican Republic to Costa Rica.
Cheech Marin
Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.
Bob Uecker