? Stan Musial, after his 3,430th base hit, tying Honus
Wagner's alltime National League record: "Looking back over the last two
decades, 1 feel that right now I'm playing in the best era of baseball. I saw
the change from a pitcher's to a hitter's game, I saw the introduction of the
livelier ball, and I saw the breakdown of the color line. All these changes
were for the better."
?Archie Moore, in a report to the Irish Free Press of
London, on Alejandro Lavorante: "All Lavorante needs to be the next great
heavyweight champion is a year's conditioning period. I could take him in hand
and get his legs and his wind in shape, and I think he'd give Patterson and
? Bruce Crampton, the Australian who blew the Colonial
on the 18th hole two days in succession, when Arnold Palmer came into a press
conference and sat on a couch beside him: "This is probably the closest
I'll get to him all week."
? Pete Reiser, Dodger coach, on the slump-mending
measures of Frank Howard: " Howard had a tough time learning the strike
zone. We worked on it and worked on it. So now he lays off pitches a shade
outside or a shade high, the ones he used to drive out of the park."
? Syracuse Coach Ben Schwartzwalder, after watching
Army's spring football scrimmage: "I counted 16 assistant coaches. I recall
days at Muhlenberg when I didn't have 16 players."