Joe Gordon, Cleveland Indians manager, dutch-uncling a slump-ridden Rocky Colavito hours before the right fielder slugged four home runs in a single game: "Somebody's printed a rumor that you're being traded. It's a phony. I'd never trade you. I wouldn't trade you anywhere. But if you don't start hitting, I'll send you back to Reading."
Ben Hogan, asked if there was any particular moment during the National Open when he felt nettled: "Once. When I ran out of cigarettes."
Paul Richards, Orioles manager, on Pitcher Billy Loes (who has performed beautifully for Baltimore since Richards unsuccessfully tried to trade him) after Billy's latest hassle with a photographer: "All artists have their eccentricities. Some throw their paint brushes and easels, some push a photographer's cap down over his face. But make no mistake, they're both artists."
John Netherton, dean of students at the University of Chicago, adding his voice to the rising sound of admiration for collegiate football at the Midway: "I feel that football has a unique value as a spectator sport in this country. A college ought to give a student access to this experience."