And from his friend Willie Mays
"What can I say about Sy Berger? He was my long-time friend. He helped me from my first days in the majors. I never could have made it without him. He always knew the right thing to say or the right thing to do. We worked together. We laughed together. We grew up together. What I can say to you is, 'He was my friend.' What I would say to him is, 'So long old pal.'"