? Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals manager, recalling the Texas Ranger club he guided to a 47-91 record in 1973: "We were only two players short of being a contender—Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax."
? Kevin Johnson, the Cleveland Cavaliers' top draft pick: "My hero is Benji, the dog. He's so perfect. He's so unselfish, and he makes so many sacrifices just so all groups of people can get along."
? Phil Garner, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman, on hitting into a triple play: "If we hadn't won, I would have jumped off a tall building. But the way I'm hitting, I wouldn't have hit the ground anyway."