? Tim McCarver, Cardinal catcher, (.295), asked why he bats left-handed: "When I was 6 years old, my sister tried to make me bat right-handed. I asked why. 'So you'll conform with the rest of the kids on the block,' she said. 'No,' I told her, 'I'll write right and throw right, but I can't change my batting this late in life.' "
? Clay Dalrymple, Phillie catcher (also left-handed—but .172): "I could be a candidate for comeback-of-the-year honors. The problem is that I've never been any place to come back to."
?A member of the all-Negro Florida A&M football team on hearing that the school had signed its first white football player, Rufus Brown: "Rufus is going to be one of us. Rufus is a real soul name."