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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Martin Kane
July 23, 1973
?Casey Stengel, on the old days of baseball: "When I played in Brooklyn, I could go to the ball park for a nickel carfare. But now I live in Pasadena and it costs me $15 or $16 to take a cab to Glendale. If I was a young man I'd study to become a cab driver." Not enough Casey? O.K. On designated hitters: "I had 42 of 'em."
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July 23, 1973

They Said It

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? Casey Stengel, on the old days of baseball: "When I played in Brooklyn, I could go to the ball park for a nickel carfare. But now I live in Pasadena and it costs me $15 or $16 to take a cab to Glendale. If I was a young man I'd study to become a cab driver." Not enough Casey? O.K. On designated hitters: "I had 42 of 'em."

? Whitey Herzog, manager of the last-place Texas Rangers, after accusing the Milwaukee Brewers of stealing his team's signs: "Can you imagine a team that has to cheat to beat us?"

? Frank Robinson of the California Angers: "My bat was so slow that one time a fly lit on it when I swung."

? Bill Veeck, asked the first thing he would do if named commissioner of baseball: "Resign."

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