Complete Softball Quotes for 2018

Over 100 softball quotes have been collected here. Hope you will find your favorite softball quotes. Any softball sayings still missed? Just email us and we’ll fill them in.

“Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They’re really not. They’re just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It’s that way everywhere.”
– Alan Jackson

“I am the person you’ll see everyday training when everyone else has gone home. I live for the one moment of glory when I save that goal or sink that 3-point shot and score the winning basket. I am the sport, I am the glory, and nothing can change that. I am an athlete, no one can forget that.”
– Alexa Wilkinson

Motivational Softball Quotes

Motivational Softball Quotes

“Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.”
– Allison, West Morgan Softball

“That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too.”
– Angela Ruggiero

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”
– Arthur Ashe

“Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.”
– Ashley DeBuhr, pitcher, Univ. of Nebraska

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
– Babe Ruth

Motivational Softball Quotes

Motivational Softball Quotes

“There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.”
– Billy Martin

“It’s blood, sweat, and sometimes tears.”
– Bob Hayes

“Always want the ball.”
– Brittany B., pitcher, Colorado

“I have zero hand-eye coordination – zero – so I’ve never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I’m really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever – I’m a tough girl.”
– Brooklyn Decker

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability. ”
– Bruce Jenne

“A winner is someone who sets their goals, commits themselves to those goals and then pursues their goals with all the ability that God has given them. That requires someone who believes in himself or herself, who will make self-sacrifices, work hard, and maintain the determination to perform at the best of their ability.”
– C. Leeman Bennett

“I think that certain players are going to approach the game differently. I am more of a quiet person. I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.”
– Caitlin Lowe, outfielder, Univ. of Arizona

“I am now, and will always be me. But when it comes time to step out onto that field, me gets a little more dedicated, a little more serious, and nobody stands in my way.”
– Caitlin Sumpter, Catcher, Kansas

“It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.”
– Cat Osterman, pitcher

“When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.”
– Catherine Bell

“I’m a middle-class former housewife who goes to my daughter‘s softball games.”
– Charlaine Harris

“Softball, it’s more than just a game!”
– Coach Dave, Sluggers Softball

“We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them”
– Crystl Bustos, third base, Team USA

“If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.”
– Danny Masterson

“Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.”
– Deborah Palmore

“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.”
– Dennis Waitley

“A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.”
– Dr. Dot Richardson

“In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire’s call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don’t.”
– Dr. Dot Richardson

“I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.”
– Gabrielle Union

“If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.”
– George Brett

“The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.”
– George Shultz

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Giselle C., shortstop, California

“Play the game you love, and love the game you play!”
– H., softball player

“Play every softball game like it is your last!”
– J., softball player

“Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball it’s not a natural movement.”
– Jamie Moyer

“I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. I was very athletic, playing volleyball and softball. I did gymnastics for about ten years, too.”
– Jasmine Tookes

“Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.”
– Jennie Finch

“I just feel like it gets harder and harder every year with Ace getting older and time away from my husband and even family events such as birthdays and friends‘ weddings and things that I’ve always just missed out on because of softball.”
– Jennie Finch

“I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn’t a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.”
– Jennie Finch

“I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this – it was emotional.”
– Jennie Finch

“Dream big and work hard. Play with passion and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!”
– Jennie K., catcher, Arizona

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”
– Joe Paterno

“(On dealing with a loss) We will live for tomorrow and come out tomorrow ready to play.”
– John Rittman, coach, Stanford

“I played softball and basketball growing up. I really wanted to play football but both parents said no. I was mad for a second, then got over it. Now, just because I’m tall doesn’t mean I can play basketball. I was waaaaay better at swinging a bat.”
– Jordin Sparks

“I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it’s mainly softball with some friends.”
– Josh Charles

“It’s not how good you are, it’s how bad you want it.”
– K., softball player

“It’s not just any sport, it’s not just throwing a ball, hitting and running. I live with the cheering of my players while I’m up to bat. I live with the red stitches of the softball rubbing against my fingers when I snap my wrist and let it fly. I live with mistakes every day in it, and I live learning them. I live on the pitchers mound where I need complete confidence in my self. I live with snapping my wrist to the catcher and getting the batter out, a perfect strike. I live not only for my teammates, but for my self. I live for fastpitch softball.”
– K.M., pitcher

“I do well when people doubt me. When someone says I can’t do something, I want to do more. I won’t back down from anybody.”
– Kenyon Martin

“The fans can make you famous. A contract can make you rich. The press can make you a superstar. But only the love can make you a player.”
– Kevin Hartwyk

“I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don’t miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.”
– Kobe Bryant

“We go out and work hard. We play this game with emotion and love. Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally — come to the field prepared.’ Because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat.”
– Laura Berg, outfield, Team USA

“I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.”
– Lisa Fernandez, pitcher, Team USA

“When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.”
– Mackenzie Astin

“When I step into batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win.”
– Mary W., second base, California

“The best feeling in the world is walking into an athletic atmosphere and knowing the other athletes are scared to death to compete against you.”
– Matt Hurst

“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.”
– Mia Hamm

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
– Michael Jordan

“High school sports: where lessons of life are still being learned, and where athletes still compete for the love of the game and their teammates.”
– Michael Powers

“It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense.”
– Mike Candrea, coach, Team USA

“I don’t know if there’s an actors’ slow-pitch softball league I could join. My agency has a team, but they say it would be a conflict of interest for the people they rep to play because I could hit a pop-up and they’d have to drop it on purpose.”
– Miles Teller

“I never taught my girls to play golf; they all played softball.”
– Nancy Lopez

“A winner never whines.”
– Paul Brown

“People always think kids’ sports are about fun. The kids have fun playing, but that’s not why they play. The real reason they play is to find out about who they are…It’s a vehicle for self-discovery.”
– Paul Clements

“(On the College World Series) It’s not about the seedings, it’s not about the bats. It’s about these 18 young ladies on each team and how bad they want to win.”
– Ralph Weekly, coach, Univ. of Tennessee

“Strive to be the best you can be…focus, watch, listen, and learn. Try never to be satisfied with ‘good enough’…and above all, love what you do–share that passion with others, and always stay humble. Nobody likes a ‘big head’ no matter how good you are.”
– Robby Naish

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

“Winners are born, Champions are made.”
– Scott, Hornets Softball

“It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations, as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature, and quenched the spirit of immortality, which is his portion.”
– Southey

“To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
– Steve Prefontaine

“(On being an underdog and coming from behind to win) What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.”
– Sue Enquist, coach, UCLA

“Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.”
– Taryne Mowatt, pitcher, Univ. of Arizona

“I coach my daughter‘s softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.”
– Tim McGraw

“Softball is life, the rest is just details. ”
– Tom, The Running Fools

“If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.”
– Unknown

“Friends don’t let friends play slow-pitch.”
– Unknown

“95% of softball is 100% mental.”
– Unknown

“A coach is someone who always makes you do what you don’t want to do, so you can be who you’ve always wanted to be. There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory.”
– Unknown

“A leader is not someone who will do good and look down at others; a leader is someone who will do good and help others who can’t.”
– Unknown

“A team is knowing when a ball is hit over your head you have enough faith in the girl behind you not to turn around because you know she’s got it.”
– Unknown

“A team knows when a ball is hit over your head; you have enough faith in the girl behind you, not to turn around because you know she’s got it. ”
– Unknown

“A winner is that person who gets up one more time then he was knocked down”
– Unknown

“Before you ask me why my legs are bruised, my knees are scared and my nails are broken. Realize I hit the drop ball, take the shot at home plate and swing for the fence. I don’t play with Barbie’s and I don’t jump rope. If the game were easy, I wouldn’t play. 2 teams, 4 bases, 7 innings, 1 game…FASTPITCH SOFTBALL”
– Unknown

“Bruised, bloody, broken, All for this sport, I’ll never hold back. I play it, live it and love it. Softball – my sport, my game, my life.”
– Unknown

“Champions are someone bent over, drenched in sweat, to the point of exhaustion; when nobody else is watching.”
– Unknown

“Champions train, endure pain and never complain.”
– Unknown

“Did you ever get that gut feeling in your stomach when you’re about to walk on the field? I figured out what it was, it’s that feeling that your gotta win.”
– Unknown

“Don’t think you’re to good to sit and root for your team, be a team player.”
– Unknown

“Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.”
– Unknown

“I can go from 1st to 3rd on a single to center, break up a double play at 2nd, score the winning run with a head first slide into home, and still leave the field looking like a lady.”
– Unknown

“I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball I want someone to go chase it.”
– Unknown

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot…and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.”
– Unknown

“I walked out on the field. The lines already drawn and the stands empty. I look around and it is just me and the field. You smell the grass and you hear the fans. You think of all those people chanting and all of your team mates cheering. Your all bruised and bloody yet you realize that this is softball; this is what its all about.”
– Unknown

“If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, then you must not have done anything today.”
– Unknown

“If you do what you believe you can do, and not what other’s believe you can’t, you’ve won half the battle.”
– Unknown

“If you don’t play fast-pitch, don’t say you play softball.”
– Unknown

“If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours.”
– Unknown

“If you love that 3-2 pitch, that diving catch, the dirt in your hair, the face of your opponent and that slide into home that won the game, but also gave you one horrible bruise…then you’re a true softball player.”
– Unknown

“If your out there to look pretty then get off the field, it’s not about looking pretty it’s about sweat, practice, practice, practice, and then the slide into home that wins you the game.”
– Unknown

“It doesn’t sparkle but I guard this diamond with my life.”
– Unknown

“It’s supposed to be hard, if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”
– Unknown

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You have to have one hand free to throw something back.”
– Unknown

“My responsibility for my team is to make them play for the team on the front of the jersey not the back.”
– Unknown

“Never under-estimate the opponent that appears weaker than you, and never fear the opponent that appears stronger than you.”
– Unknown

“Pain is temporary, guys dig scars, but glory lasts forever.”
– Unknown

“Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back.”
– Unknown

“Play the ball; don’t let the ball play you.”
– Unknown

“Playing fast pitch softball against me is as close to death as your gonna get.”
– Unknown

“Playing your favorite sport is like being able to get candy when you’re at the store with your mom. Being on the field and having all your problems drift away for the two hours you play is like the most relaxing thing I can think of.”
– Unknown

“Pray as if everything depends on God; work as though everything depends on you.”
– Unknown

“Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.”
– Unknown

“Softball is not a one women sport, you have to have faith in those other 8 girls out there with you, because you are all playing the same game. You win as a team, you lose as a team.”
– Unknown

“Softball player- 1. a girl who, once steps onto the field, is transformed from “daddy’s-little-girl” into a fierce, unrelenting competitor who will stop at nothing in order to win a game. Characteristically with dirt all across her face, ratted sweaty hair, bloody knees, and dirt stained socks and uniform. She’s diligent hard worker who knows the real meaning of teamwork, spirit, and fearing nothing. Contradictorily she personifies all of this while she still wears cute, color coordinated hair ribbons and sleeve straps.”
– Unknown

“Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between 1st and 3rd.”
– Unknown

“Sometimes the only way to tell its practice is by what you’re wearing.”
– Unknown

“Strawberry’s always hurt less when the umpire calls you safe.”
– Unknown

“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.”
– Unknown

“The best thing about pain is that it lets you know that you’re not dead yet.”
– Unknown

“The game begins the moment you forget you’re playing.”
– Unknown

“The worst thing to hear from your coach when you don’t execute or do your job is silence.”
– Unknown

“Though we ended up 1-13, it was a terrific season. You wouldn’t be able to tell by our record; by that one win at our last game, but if you were there every day, every practice like I was; you would be able to see those 15 girls worked everyday, to their fullest. Some had never played before, some for 8 or 9 years. I was one of those 9 year girls. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, or if you are better, it matters how much you love softball and how much you put into the game you’re playing. Always remember that effort triumphs.”
– Unknown

“Throw your heart over the fence and the ball will go with it.”
– Unknown

“We don’t wear cups, we win them.”
– Unknown

“Wear your battle scars as medals of Honor.”
– Unknown

“When did the logo on your shoe become more important than the heart on your sleeve? When did the word “renegotiate” move from the business section to the sports page? Where have all the champions gone? You’ll find us where the lights don’t shine and the only contract you sign is with yourself. You got what it takes to be a champion?”
– Unknown

“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But when a pitcher hands you a changeup, smack it right down her throat.”
– Unknown

“When the game is over leave it on the field.”
– Unknown

“You are a direct reflection of me. When you lose, I am a loser. When you fight, I am a fighter. When you win, I am a winner. When you and I work together, we are a team.”
– Unknown

“You can’t steal second with one foot on first.”
– Unknown

“You learn softball, you learn to like softball, then you learn to love softball.”
– Unknown

“You must sacrifice, train, and do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.”
– Unknown
“You spend your life gripping a softball, and then you realize it’s been the other way around the whole time.”
– Unknown

“The point of the game is not how well the individual does but whether the team wins. That is the beautiful part of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for group success. Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the hits, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.”
– Unknown

“4 bases, 3 strikes, 2 teams, 1 winner.”
– Unknown

“All it takes is all you’ve got.”
– Unknown

“All Out, All Day.”
– Unknown

“All out, all the time.”
– Unknown

“Attitude is everything.”
– Unknown

“Be the BEST!”
– Unknown

“It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”
– Unknown

“It’s only the ball that’s soft.”
– Unknown

“No glove no love.”
– Unknown

“One team, one dream.”
– Unknown

“One Team, One Fight.”
– Unknown

“Outplay, Outwork, Outlast!”
– Unknown

“Play hard, Play Smart, Play together.”
– Unknown

“Play like there is no tomorrow.”
– Unknown

“Play the game you love and love the game you play.”
– Unknown

“Put your ego aside and play as a team.”
– Unknown

“Save the drama for your mama, we’re here to play.”
– Unknown

“Softball is not for Softies.”
– Unknown

“Softball: Where Good Girls Steal.”
– Unknown

“Softball: There’s nothing soft about it, it just leaves a bigger bruise.”
– Unknown

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”
– Unknown

“The difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary is that little Extra.”
– Unknown

“The ones who have talent are good but the ones who practice are great.”
– Unknown

“The pain won’t last forever, but the memories will”
– Unknown

“There can only be one #1.”
– Unknown

“There’s no place like home.”
– Unknown

“There’s no traffic on the extra mile.”
– Unknown

“Throw, hit, catch, smile, and repeat.”
– Unknown

“We are not interested in the possibility of defeat.”
– Unknown

“Winners are born; Champions are made.”
– Unknown

“You gotta want it to win it.”
– Unknown

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
– Vincent T. Lombardi

“As teammates, we are always there for one another … everyone has everyone’s back.”
– Whitney Barrett

“When we played softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back.”
– Woody Allen

“In softball, the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.”
– Yvette Girouard, coach, LSU

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