Mrs. Roger Bannister, informed that Promoter Leo Leavitt had cabled an offer to her husband proposing that he run professionally against World Record Miler Herb Elliott: "I think it's perfectly sweet of Mr. Leavitt, but so far his cable hasn't arrived. I wonder what he's offered Roger? Not that it makes any difference. My husband would not be interested."
Willie Hoppe, former World Billiard Champion, assessing his abilities on a golf course putting green: "I choke. I punch. I have no touch at all."
Ted Williams, after a spectator, Mrs. Gladys Heffernan, was hit over the eye with a bat he tossed after striking out: "I was mad and I threw the bat, but I didn't mean to throw it that way. I'm very thankful it wasn't a serious injury. I was almost sick...I just almost died." MRS. HEFFERNAN, according to Williams, when the outfielder went to her box: "Don't worry about me, Ted. I'm all right. I know you didn't mean it."