? Pete Rose, of the Cincinnati Reds, when asked if he thought he would hit .300 again in 1966: "I read that Warren Spahn has retired and Bob Friend was traded to the other league. I hit 11 for 14 against Spahn and 9 for 14 against Friend. I'm down to .290 already."
?Conductor Richard Harris, of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, after presenting a program of Brahms, Mussorgsky, Kabalevsky and Prokofiev between games of a pro basketball doubleheader at Baltimore's civic center: "I tried to pick a robust program for an extroverted audience. We're much more severe at the Peabody."