? Dave McNally, Oriole pitcher and American Legion Baseball's Graduate of the Year, on how his mother encouraged him to play: "She always said, 'Have a good time; you'll be working the rest of your life.' "
? Jim (Mudcat) Grant, Pirate relief pitcher, on why he signs his autograph two different ways: "If there's a lot of people waitin', I make it Jim. If there's only a few, I sign it Mudcat."
? Stan Musial, on his statue in front of Busch Stadium: "It cost $34,000 but it just doesn't look like me. I keep saying that one of these nights I'm going to get a few of my buddies and grab that thing and throw it in the river."
? Montreal Outfielder Clyde Mashore, on how to stop Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh slugger: "Buy a seat in the upper deck and play one of your outfielders there."
?Announcer Chris Schenkel, describing a tough closing hole at the U.S. Open: "Joyce Kilmer must have had this in mind when she wrote Trees."
?Stanley Spellman of Wagoner, Okla., after spending nine days adrift in the Atlantic: "I'll tell anybody, seaweed soup stinks."
? Abe Lemons, Oklahoma City basketball coach, on how to solve recruiting problems: "Just give every coach the same amount of money and tell him he can keep what's left over."