Joe McCarthy, onetime New York Yankee manager, when asked whether he could offer any advice to Casey Stengel: "First, it's none of my business. Secondly, I don't follow the game well enough now to know the strength and weakness of the club, and thirdly, I don't know that anyone can come up with an answer that will produce hits and runs."
Ray Robinson, middleweight boxing champion, commenting on the New York Boxing Commission's prolonged hearings to determine his willingness to fight Challenger Carmen Basilio: "Before they get through with this I'll be back down to a welterweight."
Ed Hurley, American League umpire, taking exception to Yankee Pitcher Bob Turley's ball-and-strike criticism (as quoted by Turley): "You can say whatever you want and I'm not gonna throw you out of the game. I'm gonna let them knock you out."