? Gene Mauch, Angels manager, on owner Gene Autry's desire to get into the World Series: "You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite horse was named Champion. He ain't ever had one called Runner-Up."
?Boxer James (Quick) Tillis, on his first day in Chicago: "I put my suitcase down, looked up at the Sears Tower and said, ' Chicago, I'm going to conquer you.' When I looked down, my suitcase was gone."
? Richie Ashburn, the Phillies broadcaster, noting that 300-pound John McSherry was umpiring that day at second base: "He makes a great hitting background."