Howard king, heavyweight champion of Nevada who
back-pedaled his way to a listless draw with Archie Moore, upon being asked why
he didn't try for a knockout: "Archie is too strong. And besides, I'm a
good-looking guy—better looking than Nat King Cole."
Emmet F. Byrne, Congressman from Illinois, prefacing a
sports article lauding Nellie Fox which he read into the Congressional Record:
"Air. Speaker, in a season when the Chicago White Sox need an act of
Congress or a shot in the arm in their pursuit of the Yankees, it is refreshing
and stimulating to have Nellie Fox playing his usual brilliant game from day to
Yogi Berra, sometime right fielder for the New York
Yankees, summed up his new career just two nights before a pregame fungo hit
him in the face: "I ain't been hit on the head yet."