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July 13, 1959
Rocky Marciano, retired undefeated heavyweight champion, when asked whether he was thinking of a comeback: "One thing I love, it's a fight. But the first thing I have to do is lose some weight. You can't say it's a comeback until then. But I've been thinking of fighting again for a long time. There's more to it than just money. The thing of making it back. Nobody ever did before. I could be the only one. It means something."
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July 13, 1959

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Rocky Marciano, retired undefeated heavyweight champion, when asked whether he was thinking of a comeback: "One thing I love, it's a fight. But the first thing I have to do is lose some weight. You can't say it's a comeback until then. But I've been thinking of fighting again for a long time. There's more to it than just money. The thing of making it back. Nobody ever did before. I could be the only one. It means something."

Mrs. Rocky Marciano, when asked whether she approved: "NO!"

Frank Lary, Detroit Tiger pitcher, reacting to the news that Casey Stengel had left him off the All-Star team (despite a 9-4 record): "I don't want revenge against the Yankees. I'd just like to skin that old guy's head."

Casey Stengel, on his life and hard times: "If you're playing ball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner. It's safer."

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