George Weiss, general manager of the New York Yankees, denying reports that Yankee management is unhappy with Casey Stengel and wishes he would retire: "A barefaced lie, and you can make that as strong as you like. Why, I just had lunch with Casey."
Birdie Tebbetts, resigned Cincinnati baseball manager now with the Milwaukee Braves as executive vice president: "I'll never manage a major league club again. I've had it. And that you can bet your last dime on."
Baltimore bookmaker, informed that the city council was investigating the possibility of legalized off-track betting: "Right now, bookmaking is one of the businesses that anybody can go into if he's got the nerve and some good connections. It's small business. It's individual enterprise. There's no overhead expense except maybe a pay-off now and then. Make it legal, and right away it gets to be just like running a store or a real estate office."