Casey Stengel, after a week-long schedule of rained-out games: "It's been so long since we played a game I had to ask Edna [ Mrs. Stengel] what was Berra's first name."
Peahead Walker, coach of Montreal's Alouettes, on hearing Frank Howard of Clemson was off to coach U.S. Army football players in Europe: " Howard must never converse in French or German, for what could be worse than an Alabaman with a South Carolina accent trying to speak a foreign language while wearing a dental plate?" HOWARD: "I remember Peahead as a boy in Alabama. He talks of his vast knowledge of savoir-faire. He didn't have an underwear change then—and two-toned shoes to him were a pair of black brogans with red clay on the soles."
Avery Brundage, guardian of Olympic amateurism, when asked in Japan for his views on sham amateurism: "Are you ready to stay here all afternoon?"