? Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals' star pitcher, who speaks his mind: "Too many people think an athlete's life can be an open book. You're supposed to be an example. Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid. The newspapermen come around and want to know about your private life. They say the public wants to know. Hell, I think just they want to know. You might get 100,000 people out to see a game someday, but you wouldn't get 15 come to hear what I did last night."
?Toni Beckham, pretty girl basketball player, after receiving more than 20 recruiting letters from colleges: "I don't understand how anyone could mistake me for a boy, unless it's because of my long hair."
? Stan Musial, asked how he would have done against the yellow-tinted baseball used experimentally in spring training: "You'd wonder where the yellow went."