?E. B. Benjamin, breeder of Canonero II, on the triumph of the colt he sold to a Venezuelan for a mere $1,200: "It was just like National Velvet—but no Liz Taylor."
? Joe DiMaggio at Willie Mays' 40th birthday party: "Of course Willie will make the Hall of Fame, but I don't know if I'll be around to see it. You know, the rules require a five-year wait after retirement to become eligible, and who knows when this man will ever retire?"
? Bones McKinney, CBS commentator, watching two basketball teams trade intentional fouls: "It reminds me of the little girl who changed a dollar in one store, then changed it back into a bill in another. Somebody got around to asking her what she was doing, and she said, 'Well, someone is finally going to make a mistake if I keep this up, and it won't be me.' "