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Home Plate Don't Move

Baseball's Best Quotes and Quips

compiled by Eric Zweig

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essays & writings, sports, baseball & softball
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published: Mar 2006
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Wise, sarcastic, hilarious and memorable words from a favorite sport.

Home Plate Don't Move is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of baseball. Some selections are as timely as today's headlines while many others are timeless -- there's something for everyone, from insights to insults to inanities.

What is it about baseball that lends itself to clever quotes? W.P. Kinsella, author of Field of Dreams, writes that baseball is "a game of anticipation, a game for the thinking fan, a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball."

Some of the more than 400 quotes are:

  • "He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus."
    - George Brett
  • "I don't want them to forget Ruth. I just want them to remember me."
    - Hank Aaron
  • "It ain't bragging if you can do it."
    - Dizzy Dean
  • "I'm throwing just as hard as I ever did. The ball's just not getting there as fast."
    - Lefty Grove
  • "Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a Communist."
    - Rogers Hornsby


About the Author

Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, producers of the annual NHL Official Guide & Record Book since 1984. Eric’s books include Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals and Art Ross: The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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Contributor Notes

Eric Zweig writes for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun. He is also the author of dozens of books including Total Hockey, 99: My Life in Pictures and The Toronto Blue Jays Official 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book. For a time he worked on the grounds crew for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he still has a bottle of champagne from that club's first American League East Division title celebration in 1985.


Editorial Reviews

400 quotes, insults, wisecracks and wisdom... For baseball fans at every level, Home Plate Don't Move is a home run.

— American Profiles Syndicate

Hundreds of colorful quotes you've probably never heard before.

— Sports Illustrated Kids

One of this spring's better imports... A lot of unique lines, including six on the current steroids mess... some lesser-known quips by some of the game's best quipsters.

— San Antonio Express-News

For baseball fans at every level, 'Home Plate Don't Move' is a home run.

— American Profile

Baseball's best quips and quotes. Now who couldn't spend an hour here and there reading those.

— Muskoka Today

Any fan of baseball will enjoy the time spent reading this collection.

— North Vancouver North Shore News

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