Nino Valdes after his ninth-round knockout of Heavyweight Harold Carter in Spokane: "I did it for my baby. He's four months old. He eats all the time."
Bill Rosensohn, hustling promoter of the Patterson-Harris heavyweight title fight in Los Angeles, August 18, on his plan to sell tickets on an order-now-pay-later basis to Diners' Club members: "I found out a lot of sports fans on the West Coast don't read the papers. [They drive to work instead of riding subways and commuter trains.] I felt that direct mail was the answer and I wanted to get a list."
Ralph (Babe) Pinelli, retired National League umpire reminiscing on his oldtime nose-to-nose arguments with Leo Durocher: "I always enjoyed an argument with Leo because he used lots of deodorant.... It was like heady perfume. One day he started to give me a lot of lip and I said, 'Leo, you smell sweet.' His face reddened, he stammered and then answered, 'Yaahhh,' or something like that, and walked away. I do believe he was embarrassed."