Baseball Inspirations for the Workplace

Today thousands of people will celebrate an all-American pastime and annual tradition in parks all across the country: Major League Baseball’s Opening Day.

Many people see the baseball as a metaphor for life and the comparisons between the game and business are countless. To celebrate the opening of the season, we put together a list of our favorite baseball quotes that can offer some lessons or motivation when it comes to operating your small business. There is a quote for every inning. Enjoy!

What business lessons can you get from between the lines?
  1. 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
  2. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.  —Babe Ruth
  3. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. —Yogi Berra
  4. I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.  —Sandy Koufax
  5. You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. —Leo Durocher
  6. Don’t forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball. —Woodie Held
  7. Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off… the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases. —Rick Maksian
  8. Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.  —Author Unknown
  9. Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. —Frederick B. Wilson

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The Miami Marlins’ official opening day is on April 6th and they will take on the Atlanta Braves. For more information about the season, visit the Miami Marlins official site.

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