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August 17, 1959
Yogi Berra of the American League All-Stars, weighing the disadvantages of trying to catch a ball coming out of the sea of white shirts in the Los Angeles Coliseum bleachers against the advantage of a 95,000 seating capacity at World Series time: "Lead me to the bank. I'll find those pitches if I have to feel for them." HOYT WILHELM, evaluating the short left field fence in the same manner: "A pitcher's nightmare. But I'd love a Series here. The cut we'd get! I wouldn't care if they put the fence at third base." TED WILLIAMS, summing up: "I'd never holler. A major leaguer can adapt to any park."
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August 17, 1959

They Said It

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Yogi Berra of the American League All-Stars, weighing the disadvantages of trying to catch a ball coming out of the sea of white shirts in the Los Angeles Coliseum bleachers against the advantage of a 95,000 seating capacity at World Series time: "Lead me to the bank. I'll find those pitches if I have to feel for them." HOYT WILHELM, evaluating the short left field fence in the same manner: "A pitcher's nightmare. But I'd love a Series here. The cut we'd get! I wouldn't care if they put the fence at third base." TED WILLIAMS, summing up: "I'd never holler. A major leaguer can adapt to any park."

Frankie Carbo, boxing's Hoodlum No. 1, keeping mum on boxing while being transported by police from New Jersey to New York (where he was subsequently released on $100,000 bail), but essaying an observation on baseball: "That Willie McCovey may give the Giants the pennant, though I still like Milwaukee. Of course, you understand I'm not a gambling man."

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