Pete Bryan, father of Jimmy Bryan, winner of the
Indianapolis "500": "Now I hope he'll retire.... I'm not a
superstitious man, but I've noticed that Indianapolis winners ever since 1911
have had a record of running into trouble when they keep on racing."
Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, bemoaning the 135-pound weight
assigned to Bold Ruler in the Carter Handicap (Bold Ruler nonetheless won):
"Sometimes I can tell what goes through the minds of normals, but I have
never been able to figure what goes through the minds of handicappers."
Archie Moore, 41 and pressing 45, seeking a title
fight, explaining his fourth 10-round fight in five weeks: "Sparring
partners are expensive. Training is hard work. This way I get my workouts and
they pay me."
John Murphy, Red Sox farm director, on the intensified
search for high school and college baseball talent: "It's got so the scouts
are scouting the scouts."