Vice-President Richard Nixon, extemporizing at the New
York Baseball Writers' dinner: "Baseball without fans is like Jayne
Mansfield without a sweater." (Laughter.) "That can be taken two ways
Dick Mayer, reflecting on 1957, in which he won both
the U.S. Open and the Tam-World golf championships: "The Mayers moved from
poverty to tax-poor so fast we didn't know what happened."
Jocko Conlan, National League umpire: "Those
pitchers who are always asking for a new ball, I fool 'em. I take the ball they
complain about, slick it in my pocket, pull it out, and they think they've got
a new one."
Dizzy Dean, deploring the effect on the minors if the
majors nationally televise Sunday as well as Saturday games: "I wish Judge
Landis could turn over in his grave."