? San Francisco Giant Manager Alvin Dark on Willie Mays: "Half step slower or not, Willie is still the greatest all-round player in the game today. He hasn't lost any of his power, and he has a greater knowledge of the strike zone. The tip-off to his greatness is this: He hit 40 home runs last year, drove in 123 runs, led the league with 129 runs scored, batted .308. And still there were some who wrote that he didn't have a good year!"
?Shelby Metcalfe, assistant basketball coach of Texas A&M, on his part in a recent Texas vs. Aggie fistfight: "I just got out my pocket comb and helped the Texas band play The Star-Spangled Banner."
?Bob Devaney, new football coach at the University of Nebraska: "I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation."
? Norm Cash of Detroit, American League batting champion, accepting an award as Texas' professional athlete of the year: "If Uncle Sam will just draft a few more left-handed pitchers, maybe I'll be back here next year."
? Jack Price, trainer of Carry Back, after his horse was blocked on the stretch turn in the 12-horse Widener Handicap: "This is just like the Kentucky Derby—a cavalry charge—and a good horse can get beat easy."