Jimmy steed, longtime caddie (and frequent club selector) for Sammy Snead, as misquoted at the Greensboro ( N.C.) Open: "When he's right, nobody can beat that man." Caddie Steed's correction: "When I'm right, nobody can beat that man."
Meriyan Tsalkalamanidze, visiting Russian wrestler, when asked how to pronounce his surname: "Just say it the way it's spelled."
Billy Conn, former light-heavyweight champion, on the best challenger for Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson: "Throw 20 names in a hat, and pick anybody. They're all the same—they ain't any good."
Columnist Red Smith on the Los Angeles Coliseum's short left field and its effect on baseball: "These performers dress like ball players, look like ball players, wolf sirloins and pinch waitresses like ball players, but that story about Walter O'Malley bringing big league ball to Southern California is pure fiction, the greatest hoax since Orson Welles' Martians."