Don Newcombe, Cincinnati Red pitcher, asked about his fast ball: "I throw as hard as ever. It just takes longer to get to the plate."
Rodger Ward, Indianapolis "500" champion: "What most people want is comfort. I'm one of them. Believe me, I hate to drive."
Tex Winter, Kansas State basketball coach, on his new book: "When we lost four of our first five, my publisher suggested changing the title from Better Basketball to Character Building."
Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees, donning his old No. 7 after taking a pay cut: "I'm surprised the number wasn't trimmed to 6�."