40 Inspirational Ted Williams Quotes On Success In Life

Theodore Samuel Williams was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, primarily as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960; his career was interrupted by military service during World War II and the Korean War. These Ted Williams quotes will motivate you.

Best Ted Williams Quotes

  1. “I’ve found in life the more you practice, the better you get. If you want something enough and work hard to get it, your chances of success are greater.” ~ Ted Williams
  2. “No one has come up with a substitute for hard work.” ~ Ted Williams
  3. “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” ~ Ted Williams
  4. “It’s a funny thing, but, as years go by, I think you appreciate more and more what a great thing it was to be a United States Marine… People will tell me what a shame it was I had to go back into the service a second time, but I’m kinda glad I did.. Besides, I am a U.S. Marine and I’ll be one till I die.” ~ Ted Williams
  5. “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” ~ Ted Williams
  6. “The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely.” ~ Ted Williams
  7. “If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.” ~ Ted Williams

  8. “People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice.” ~ Ted Williams
  9. “God gets you to the plate, but once you’re there you’re on your own.” ~ Ted Williams
  10. “By the time you know what to do, you’re too old to do it.” ~ Ted Williams
  11. “There’s only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.” ~ Ted Williams Quotes
  12. “A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'” ~ Ted Williams
  13. “Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.” ~ Ted Williams
  14. “The key to hitting is just plain working at it. Work, that’s the real secret.” ~ Ted Williams

  15. “All the bullets and all the bombs that explode all over the world won’t leave the impact, when all is said and done, of a dollar bill dropped in the Jimmy Fund pot by a warm heart and a willing hand. You should be proud and happy to know that your contribution will someday help some kid to a better life.” ~ Ted Williams
  16. “No one can ever see the ball hit the bat because it’s physically impossible to focus your eyes that way. However, when I hit the ball especially hard, I could smell the leather start to burn as it struck the wooden bat.” ~ Ted Williams
  17. “I’ve found that you don’t need to wear a necktie if you can hit.” ~ Ted Williams
  18. “Think. Don’t just swing. Think about the pitcher, what he threw you last time up, his best pitch, who’s up next. Think.” ~ Ted Williams
  19. “A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime.” ~ Ted Williams
  20. “If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.” ~ Ted Williams
  21. “You’ve got to be ready for the fastball.” ~ Ted Williams

  22. “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.”” ~ Ted Williams
  23. “The most fun I ever had in my life was hittin’ a baseball. And the best sound I ever heard in my life was a ball hit with a bat. Powww!” ~ Ted Williams
  24. “All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.” ~ Ted Williams
  25. “Joe DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw. His career can not be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country.” ~ Ted Williams
  26. “I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen.” ~ Ted Williams
  27. “Baseball is 50% from the neck up” ~ Ted Williams

  28. “If you get fooled by a pitch with less than two strikes, take it.” ~ Ted Williams
  29. “If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.” ~ Ted Williams Quotes
  30. “It was always fun for me, I loved baseball so darn much. By the hours I practiced, you’d have to say I was working a lot of hours, but it was pretty near tireless fun for me. I’d rather swing a bat than do anything else in the world.” ~ Ted Williams
  31. “There has always been a saying in baseball that you can’t make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.” ~ Ted Williams
  32. “They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays.” ~ Ted Williams
  33. “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.” ~ Ted Williams
  34. “If I could run like Mantle I’d hit .400 every year!” ~ Ted Williams

  35. “I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.” ~ Ted Williams
  36. “I don’t want to take anything away from Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. They’re both great hitters, but they’re batting against guys they never would have seen in previous years.” ~ Ted Williams
  37. “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived” ~ Ted Williams
  38. “Hitting is the most important part of the game. It is where the big money is, where much of the status is, and the fan interest.” ~ Ted Williams
  39. “Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.” ~ Ted Williams
  40. “The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!” ~ Ted Williams

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