SI Vault
 
They Said It
October 05, 1959
Bill Stead, after surviving a 130-mph hydroplane somersault in the President's Cup race on the Potomac: "It's never been done before, I know that. But it isn't the kind of record Pm fond of establishing."
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
October 05, 1959

They Said It

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue

Bill Stead, after surviving a 130-mph hydroplane somersault in the President's Cup race on the Potomac: "It's never been done before, I know that. But it isn't the kind of record Pm fond of establishing."

Beatnik in San Francisco predicting the pennant chances of a local baseball club: "The Giants are just like us—beat, beat, beat."

Joe Garagiola. St. Louis sportscaster, on the future of Milwaukee's ageless Enos Slaughter: "He'll be the first guy to play ball on the moon."

Stanley F. Horn, Nashville magazine editor and onetime owner of Nashville's minor league baseball team: "An aroused Congressman complains that 'there is too much crookedness in professional pugilism' but doesn't specify just how much crookedness he thinks there should be."

1