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

On Ty Cobb.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF
Big Sticks by William Curran

If I'd just tried for them dinkie singles I could've batted around six hundred.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

I hit an inside-the-park home run! I beat it out! Can you believe that?

Huffing and puffing as he came back to the dugout in Detroit's Navin Field among the cheering and laughter of his teammates when he hit his 27th and only inside-the-park homer of the season on July 8, 1927, the year he hit his record 60 home runs

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF
From the 8/24/98 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine

Some yard.

On seeing Yankee Stadium for the first time upon its completion and opening in April, 1923

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.

In response to remarks that he'd have a higher salary in 1930 than President Herbert Hoover

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

I only have one superstition. I make sure to tag every base when I hit a home run.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

I decided to pick out the greatest hitter to watch and study and Jackson was good enough for me. I copied 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.

On White Sox slugger 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF
Contributed by: Lee Gibbs

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from swinging.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

The curve and the fast one are important; the change of pace and the other trick deliveries are great but they're not worth a plugged nickel unless you have control to go along with them. And by control I don't mean the ability to put the ball over the plate somewhere between the shoulders and knees. I mean the ability to hit a three-inch target nine times out of ten, the sort of control that lets you put the ball in the exact spot you want it, and to play a corner to the split fraction of an inch.

Speaking as a ballplayer who broke into the Majors as a pitcher

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

Read about your case of amnesia. Must be a new brand.

A telegram to teammate Waite Hoyt after the two had been out drinking and Hoyt subsequently landing in the hospital, the newspapers reporting that he'd had "a case of amnesia"

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
New York Yankees
OF

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