40 Baseball Quotes about Confidence from Famous Baseball Players

You can decide better when you’re confident. You can handle fear and anxiety better if you’re confident. You must appreciate and understand what is real for you in order to be confident. Taking little actions that provide a lasting sense of achievement is the key to developing confidence.

In this post, we have compiled inspiring and encouraging quotes from baseball players regarding the importance of confidence in athletes’ lives and the influence it has on their personal and professional lives.

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  1. The adrenaline is pumping before or during a game – you’re excited, you’re anxious. But the biggest things are just having fun and being confident. There really is no alternative because you just can’t be negative. And a huge part of developing that confidence is by working hard every day. Mike Trout, baseball center fielder.

  2. No matter how long you play this game, you struggle and your confidence will go here and there at times. Clayton Kershaw, Baseball pitcher.

  3. Confidence makes all the difference whether I’m on the mound or on the road. Clayton Kershaw, Baseball pitcher.

  4. I believe confidence is a choice. And I always choose to believe that I always going to come out on top. Max Scherzer, Baseball pitcher.

  5. When you’re healthier you feel better. You get up in the morning feeling better. You go through the day with more confidence. Nolan Arenado, Baseball third baseman.

  6. You have to be confident, but there are no easy at bats. There are no lay ups; there is no wide open pass. Giancarlo Stanton, Baseball outfielder.

  7. I think a lot of times you start to second-guess yourself, especially as a young player, but you’ve got to have confidence that everything will be alright. Mookie Betts, baseball right fielder.

  8. There really is no alternative because you just can’t be negative. And a huge part of developing that confidence is by working hard every day, and I don’t think that is limited to the baseball field. I think that bleeds over to all aspects of anything that you’re doing or working on in life. Mike Trout, baseball center fielder.

  9. My confidence is always there regardless of the results. I’ll just keep focusing on the work that I put in and the results will show. José Ramírez, baseball player.

  10. You have to have the ultimate faith and belief in what you do. Max Scherzer, Baseball pitcher.

  11. As long as the ball is thrown by a human being, I have the confidence to hit any pitch, no matter how fast it comes. Ichiro Suzuki, Baseball outfielder.

  12. I’d had a concept that I strongly believe in, which is that when people are comfortable and they’re confident, they are also better at life and better at their job. Gabe Kapler, American baseball manager.

  13. Once you have come-from-behind wins, you have confidence as a team that you’re going to do it. Billy Butler, baseball designated hitter.

  14. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth, American baseball player.

  15. See the ball; hit the ball. Pete Rose, American former baseball player.

  16. I think if you’re not confident, you’re not in the right place. Andrew Benintendi, Baseball outfielder.

  17. The best pitchers have a short-term memory and a bulletproof confidence. Greg Maddux, Baseball pitcher.

  18. Success breeds more confidence. And it’s pretty easy to be confident if you’re getting a hit almost every time at bat. Troy Glaus, Baseball player.

  19. I never lost confidence in myself, no matter what the years were like or the results. Brad Lidge, Baseball pitcher.

  20. Confidence is everything. If you start second guessing yourself, you’re bound to run into more bad outings. Trevor Hoffman, Baseball pitcher.

  21. Hitting is mostly confidence. I just go out and play and that’s the best you can ask for. Pat Burrell, Baseball outfielder.

  22. I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. Willie Mays, former center fielder.

  23. If you can stay back, you can wait an extra split-second longer, and then you become more relaxed, and that’s when you gain confidence. Justin Morneau, Baseball first baseman.

  24. I have confidence that whatever I set in my mind will happen. Everything I strived for I reached. Mark Teixeira, Baseball first baseman.

  25. You have to be confident, if you’re not confident you might as well go home. Derek Jeter, American former baseball shortstop.

  26. A great hitter isn’t born, he’s made. He’s made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence. Rogers Hornsby, American baseball manager.

  27. There are times when you’re tired and times when you don’t believe in yourself. That’s when you have to stick it out and draw on the confidence that you have deep down beneath all the doubts and worries. Jim Abbott, Baseball pitcher.

  28. Confidence is a stain you can’t wipe off. Alex Bregman, Baseball third baseman.

  29. I’m not stuck in the past. I’m confident in my own skin and look forward to growing as a player and person on and off the field regardless of what anyone thinks about me. Alex Bregman, Baseball third baseman.

  30. I’m pretty confident, I’m a confident person – at least I try to be. Anthony Rendon, Baseball third baseman.

  31. Confidence is when you go about your business.  Cocky is when you have to explain it to somebody. Ken Griffey Jr.,  former baseball outfielder.

  32. We’ve got to have that confidence of wanting to win and doing the things we need to do to get us a ring, get a title. Bryce Harper, American baseball player.

  33. You’re on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That’s where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I’m prepared. Alex Rodriguez, Baseball shortstop.

  34. In my heart and mind, I know I can hit anybody. Confidence is key when hitting, and when you’ve got confidence, you can hit anybody. Albert Pujols, Baseball first baseman.

  35. Pressure is lack of confidence in the things you can do. Pedro Martínez, former baseball pitcher.

  36. You’ve got to be confident in yourself to go out and show you belong there. You don’t want to sit in the corner and put your head down every time. You want to stand out there and show you belong in that league at that time. Andruw Jones, Baseball outfielder.

  37. Repetition is what breeds confidence and swagger. When it becomes 2nd nature, his confidence will become evident. Chipper Jones, Baseball third baseman.

  38. I’ve always told my players in the biggest games, you can’t be afraid. You’ve got to go out there and you’ve got to let it rip. The big games are yours because you’re going to be more confident than the other team and you’re not going to be afraid and you’re going to go for the gold. You’re not going to be scared. Paul Mainieri, Former baseball coach.

  39. You got to be confident. If you don’t think you can win, then you shouldn’t be here. Trea Turner, Baseball shortstop.

  40. Self-confidence is the first step toward success. If you believe it, you can achieve it. Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager.



A fun quiz is a great way to summarize the lessons we can take from these inspiring quotes. This fun quiz is intended to help you remember the key ideas and takeaways from the quotes in our blog post.

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In this quiz, you must complete the quote you’ve just read from various athletes and coaches by selecting the correct option from the options provided. The aim of this quiz is to help you recall key takeaways from the quotes. You will receive one point for selecting the correct option. Are you ready? Let’s get started.



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