? Birdie Tebbetts, Cleveland manager, when asked how long he intends to stick with his large crop of rookies: "If patience is a virtue, we will be a very virtuous club."
? Tony Lema, Masters tournament runner-up, asked about professional golf's Big Three—Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player: "I'd like to make them the Big Two, Three and Four."
?Lou Whittaker, climbing companion and identical twin of Jim Whittaker, who scaled Mt. Everest, on whether he regretted not having participated in the historic climb: "It's just as well I didn't go along. If I were there, we'd have had to stop at 27,500 feet and wrestle to see who went up first."
? Pete Rozelle, National Football League commissioner, on being referred to by a columnist as "the boring young Czar": "I was an amiable mouse before the investigation."