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THEY SAID IT
September 18, 1961
?Casey Stengel, on the sacking of Milwaukee Manager Charley Dressen: "Anybody who talks too much is going to have trouble, like I did.... I respect anybody who lasts over one year as a manager."
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September 18, 1961

They Said It

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? Casey Stengel, on the sacking of Milwaukee Manager Charley Dressen: "Anybody who talks too much is going to have trouble, like I did.... I respect anybody who lasts over one year as a manager."

? Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns coach, on the San Francisco 49ers' wide-open "shotgun" offense: "It's a California gimmick, good only for Coast weather. In our division we play on frozen fields or in mud a lot. Under those conditions, I doubt if the shotgun would go off."

?Former sportswriter Choc Hutcheson, of Lubbock, Texas, on how to solve the Berlin crisis: "Induct Big Daddy Lipscomb [the 288-pound Pittsburgh Steeler] and send him to Berlin in Army fatigues marked small."

? Cincinnati Manager Fred Hutchinson, on armchair managers: "They've never been on a baseball field. Anybody can play ball in a saloon."

?Hal Naragon, Minnesota Twins' catcher, on whether Boston's Carl Yastrzemski will turn out to be the Red Sox' new Ted Williams: "He's like Ted from the shoelaces down."

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