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June 09, 1958
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."
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June 09, 1958

They Said It

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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."

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