Archie Moore, the light heavyweight boxing champion whose age has been a matter of heavy speculation for years, in an interview with Forrest Duke of the Las Vegas Sun: "I'm going to tell you something I've never told any newspaperman and if you print it, on my word of honor, you'll have a scoop. On December 13 I'll be 49 years old."
Gwen Verdon, sinuous dancing star of the musical Damn Yankees, in a telegram to Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick: "It's high time baseball honored American women, many of whom are ardent fans. A fitting tribute would be to have a woman throw out the first ball in the 1958 World Series."
Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach: "Our boys are not great passers, and I hope I never have one. A great passing game gets you some spectacular victories, but it never wins championships. Here we are going for championships."