Baseball memes: 40 of the funniest baseball memes to crack your ribs

Baseball memes: 40 of the funniest baseball memes to crack your ribs

Ciku Njuguna
updated at April 27, 2023 at 12:45 PM

In most baseball-playing countries, such as the USA, the game is covered by print and audio-visual media at all levels. With millions of viewers, there is no doubt that the game is one of the number one spectator sports in the world. Dig into this article to discover the funniest baseball memes.

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Marcell Ozuna (R) and Ron Washington (L) of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after a home run against the San Diego Padres at Truist Park in April 2023 in Georgia. Photo by Matthew Grimes/Atlanta Braves.
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To true fans, numerous aspects of the sport make it enjoyable for players and fans. Thanks to social media, the game is gaining new ground worldwide. Here are some of the most hilarious baseball memes of 2023.

40. Isn't baseball the greatest?

With a long and glorious history, there is no doubt why millions of fans love the game. The players get to shine individually while pushing their teams to victory, while fans are entertained for hours.

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Red Sox relief pitcher Josh Winckowski (Front) leaps over the first base bag to avoid colliding with Pittsburgh Pirates fielder Ji-hwan Bae (back). Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe.
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39. Atlanta Braves Memes

The Braves hold four World Series titles, 21 division wins and 18 National League pennants. Additionally, the players never miss a moment to entertain their fans. For instance, outfielder Matt Diaz's committed run across the field to trip a fan who had outrun security officers.

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Sean Murphy of the Atlanta Braves celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run against the Cincinnati Reds at Truist Park in April 2023 in Georgia. Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves.
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38. Baseball fans

Although female fans make up less than fifty per cent of the audience at every game, the dedicated few enjoy the game with a passion. A 2022 study by Statista revealed the level of interest among female fans. Out of more than 2,000 respondents, 12 per cent were avid fans, with 31% being casual fans.

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Thousands of fans are pictured at the Dodger Stadium before the game between the Dodgers and the Padres in Los Angeles in August 2022. Photo by Keith Birmingham/Media News Group/Pasadena Star-News.
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37. Common baseball batting injuries

Like any other major sport, injuries are a common occurrence while playing. However, they make for some of the most funny baseball memes.

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Eric Patterson of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch on a ball in the seventh inning at the Oakland-Almeda County Coliseum in July 2010 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw.
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36. A swing and a miss in baseball

Despite the player's dedication and practice, a swing and a miss are inevitable occurrences on the field. The term technically refers to the hitter's failed attempt at hitting the ball.

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Hayes (L) of the Pirates lays down a strike against the Red Soc. Yoshida (R) of the Red Sox misses a catch in a 2022 game against the Pirates. Photo by Winslow Townson and Maddie Malhorta.
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35. Little League baseball memes

The Little League produces young talent who later enter the major league periodically. In addition to giving up-and-coming players a chance to grow their talent, they also enjoy fun moments.

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A young fan pitches during the 2020 Red Sox Winter Weekend in January 2020 at MGM Springfield and MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox.
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34. Youth baseball memes

Young fans get their aspirations from players and their teams. The up-and-coming ball players express impressive talent shaped in little league teams and youth teams before they can enter the major league.

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A young fan swings during the 2020 Red Sox Winter Weekend fan fest in January 2020 at MGM Springfield and MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox.
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33. How to deal with the end of a sports season?

The saddest day of the year for fans is marked by the end of the season. Treat yourself to the most hilarious baseball memes to bat away the blues.

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A fan of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on dejected on October 4, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome.
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32. Baseball coaching

Like any major sport, coach meetings take place periodically on the field. While important strategy talk takes place during this session, they also account for some of the most hilarious moments in the game.

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San Diego Padres coach Ruben Niebla (C) leads a meeting on the mound during a game against the LA Dodgers in October 2022 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire.
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31. What happened to pitcher deGrom?

Undoubtedly, losing the star player in any team would be disheartening. This meme tells it all for Mets and Rangers fans who had to watch their favourite player sit out games due to frequent arm injuries.

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A meme illustrating fans' disappointment after Jacob deGrom's most recent injury. Photo by @MLBMemes.
Source: Twitter

30. Which team has the most no-hitter?

No-hitters are a rarity. However, several teams have had numerous no-hitters in MLB history, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Detroit Tigers.

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A photo revealing the few teams with no-hitter records, including the Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Photo by @MLBMeme.
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29. Did Fauci throw a pitch?

Dr Fauci's first pitch became the target of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic period when he threw a pitch that did not reach the home plate. However, he redeemed himself in August 2022 when he threw the ceremonial first pitch before a match between Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees at T-Mobile Park.

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Dr. Fauci's first pitch in 2020 before a game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Photo by @MLBMemes.
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28. Are the Astros cheating again?

In 2017, the Houston Astros were caught in a cheating scandal that involved stolen opponents' signs. At the time of writing, the team is still haunted by the scandal after allegations of more cheating using illegal bats in 2022.

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A joke on Astros' cheating scandals. Photo by @MLBMeme.
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27. What did the Astros do?

After their 2017 cheating scandal, it will not be easy for the team to regain the trust of fans. Only time will tell if the team will be involved in more sagas. Until then, enjoy the funny Astros cheating memes here.

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A meme poking fun at fan reactions to the 2017 Astros' cheating scandal. Photo by @MLBMeme.
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26. What does a baseball player do?

Despite having millions of fans, much of the world's demographic may not know what baseball players do. Like any major sport, each player occupies a specific position when playing on the diamond.

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An image showing the perceptions different individuals have about baseball players. Photo by @baseballmemes03
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25. Isn't baseball the greatest game ever?

Die-hard fans of the game dedicate hours to a single game compared to other team sports that will last up to an hour. With this dedication, there is no doubt that fans and players feel that it is the best game ever played.

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Japan fans celebrate at a public viewing site in Tokyo on March 22, 2023, after Japan defeated the United States 3-2 in the World Baseball Classic final in Miami, Florida. Photo by Kyodo News.
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24. Darin Ruf

With .317 hits, 38 home runs, one triple, 32 doubles and 104 RBIs in the Minor League, there is no doubt why Darin Ruf was highly sought-after in the minor league. In the major league, he still lives up to his nickname.

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An image of Darin Ruf whose skills earned him the nickname Babe Ruf. Photo by @baseballmemes03.
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23. How to throw a baseball

Throwing a baseball is incomplete without making the funniest face. Every pitcher carries a strange signature pitching style, complete with an amusing look.

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A joke on the faces made by players when making throws in baseball. Photo by @baseballmemes03.
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22. MLB fights

What are bench-clearing brawls in baseball? Like any competition, such as Black Friday shopping, a fight will often break out between opponents.

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An image of a baseball scuffle. Photo by @ The Baseball Memes.
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21. MLB transactions

In almost every major sport, mystery, rumours, and intrigue surrounds every trade, transfer and finally signing. The same happened in 2017 when the Los Angeles Angels gave Shohei Otani a $2.315-million signing bonus and other perks.

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An image shows the long and tedious process before former Nippon-Ham Fighters player Shohei Otani finally signed with a team. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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20. MLB transactions

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A joke on San Francisco Giants' reaction after getting rejected by Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton during the 2017 MLB transactions. Photo by @ The Baseball Memes.
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19. NFL free agency

Each year, teams eagerly approach players who enter free agency. Will they sign, or won't they? 

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Freezing cold free-agent winters have been a frequent occurrence in the MLB. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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18. Age is just a number

Who are the oldest active MLB players? Several more senior players, such as Mets' Verlander and Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, easily outmatch their younger teammates on the field.

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A meme poking fun at famous older MLB players actively playing. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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17. What is Opening Day?

The air on the first day of the NFL season is palpable with excitement, fresh hope and new opportunity. Just like in the Independence Day film, players, teams, and fans eagerly await the day for a chance to dominate the season.

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An image showing the joyous occasion that is the baseball opening day. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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16. Everybody's got Altuve jokes

Standing at 5 feet and 6 inches, Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is a constant subject of jokes and memes. However, the American League MVP is the first second-baseman to hit record runs scored (100), hits (200), doubles (40), homers (20), RBIs (95) and steals in a season (30).

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Why is Jose Altuve so famous? His height, talent and memes. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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15. What's better, baseball or football?

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Baseball vs football. Which is better? Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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14. Where is Jayson Werth?

The former outfielder played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Capitals, Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although he was an exceptional player, he suffered a string of injuries during his active career. 

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A meme poking fun at famous older MLB players actively playing. Photo by @The Baseball Memes.
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13. Baseball vs American football 

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An image showing the peak excitement baseball fans experience as baseball season starts. Photo by @MLB Memes.
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12. What if a baseball game never ends?

Theoretically, a game could go on forever, inning after inning. However, the MLB is eager to phase out long games for shorter ones that would appeal to younger audiences.

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A funny image showing how long it can take for a baseball game to finish. Photo by @MLB Memes
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11. What makes baseball so exciting?

An article by the Bleacher Report ranked various sports months by season. September is a gloomy month for fans as the regular season is coming to a close. However, March and October ranked highly as favourite months for fans.

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What is special about Opening Day in baseball? Photo by @MLB Memes
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10. "Cause this is Thriller"

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An image of funny baseball moves while playing. Photo @MLB Memes.
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9. MLB transactions

Eric Hosmer and Matt Mervis are both first basemen. In the 2023 season, the Chicago Cubs struggled with the decision before going for Hosmer, who holds several awards, including four Golden Gloves and Most Valuable Player awards.

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An image showing the Chicago Cubs' dilemma before calling up Eric Hosmer. Photo by @MLB Memes.
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8. Baseball philosophies

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Funny baseball philosophies by Gandhi. Photo by @MLB Memes. memes funny
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7. Baseball philosophies

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Funny baseball philosophies by Shakespeare. Photo by @MLB Memes.
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6. All hail the embrace!

At a time of heightened racial tensions, sports hero and legend Pee Wee Reese shocked fans when he walked across the field to put his arm around his African-American teammate, Jackie Robinson. Since then, the date, April fifteenth 1948, has remained significant in American history.

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Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson's famous embrace in 1948. Photo by @MLB Memes.
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5. What happened to the Red Sox in 2019?

In 2019, Red Sox fans were greatly disappointed by their team after a record loss. Despite starting the season as World Series Champions, they lost the title and were eliminated before they could enter the playoffs.

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A funny meme of one of the worst years for the Red Sox. Photo by @MLB Memes
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4. Who is Shohei Ohtani playing for in 2023?

According to reports, Shohei Ohtani has expressed interest in signing with another team. However, the Angels did not indicate signs of trading him off during the 2023 transfer window.

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An image of LA Angels' designated hitter and outfielder. Photo by @MLB Memes
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3. Tennessee baseball memes

After a dismal 41-0 loss to Georgia, the Tennessee Volunteers began trending and not for any reason but memes. The Tennessee Volunteers are winning the internet despite losing numbers because of hilarious player reactions, such as Drew Gilbert's after being ejected from the field.

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A meme poking fun at the moment Tennessee outfielder Drew Gilbert turned around to confront the umpire. Photo by @Vol_baseball.
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2. Deny! Deny! Deny!

Despite being named among players who have used performance-enhancing substances, Sammy Sosa maintains his innocence. However, the difference in his appearance tells it all.

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An image showing the physical differences in athletes who use performance-enhancing substances. Photo by @MLB Memes.
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1. How do you enjoy watching a baseball game?

What snacks to bring to a baseball game? It is a tricky question. However, while most fans prefer to bring dry finger foods to the stadium, others fancy a Ziploc full of pasta.

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What are the best ballpark snacks of all time? Photo by @MLB Meme.
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The funniest baseball memes reveal a humorous side of the league. Players, avid and casual fans alike, enjoy the hilarious moments of the game captured in memes.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.