? Satchel Paige, after being named to the Hall of Fame's new wing for old-time Negro players: "The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second-class citizen into a second-class immortal."
?Garry Unger, 23-year-old hockey player, on being traded to St. Louis from Detroit and leaving behind 42-year-old Gordie Howe and 39-year-old Alex Delvecchio: "Where could you find two guys who are old enough to be your father who will go to a go-go joint with you?"
? Bill Veeck, former baseball owner, on the state of the game today: "Baseball is like our society. It's become homogenized, computerized. People identify with the swashbuckling individuals, not the polite little men who field their position well. Sir Galahad probably had a big following, but I'll bet Lancelot had more."