? Bob Aspromonte, Houston third baseman, on his recent batting slump: "I've heard of guys going 0 for 15, or 0 for 25, but I was 0 for July."
? Joe Campbell, flamboyant pro golfer, when asked if he is going to stop smoking those foot-long cigars he chomps on while playing: "I'll get rid of them when they bite back."
? Norm Van Brocklin, Minnesota Viking coach, on Gino Marchetti's retirement: "A lot of tackles in the league will be able to hold their coffee cups steadier with Gino gone."
? Ben Hogan, usually taciturn, in ecstatic praise of partner George Knudson's 200-yard hole in one during the second round of the PGA championship: "Nice shot, Bo."