Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals, after he became the sixth man in baseball history to smash 400 homers [others: Ruth, Foxx, Ott, Gehrig, Ted Williams]: "Gosh, that's a lot of home runs for a singles hitter."
Punch Imlach, Toronto Maple Leafs coach, bridling over word that Alex Delvecchio, winner of the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly conduct, might be traded to his team: "I'll fine any player who wins that trophy."
Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati University basketball All-America, on how he coped with high-powered recruiting: "I talked to very few college coaches. I figured they'd all be lying no matter what they promised."
Bonnie Prudden, on being named AMVETS youth adviser: "Helping children become fit is as simple as chasing your kid around the block, putting a chinning bar in every house and having your girl start jumping rope."