? Earl Weaver, Baltimore Oriole manager, on the team's hitting slump: "We're so bad right now that for us back-to-back home runs means one today and another one tomorrow."
? Mrs. Gordon Johncock, on being married to a race driver before the Indy 500: "Every wife wants her husband to succeed, and we help in the struggle to reach the top. But once a husband is on top, the strain of maintaining the No. 1 position is too much. I don't want my husband to win; second, yes, or on back. I've seen too often what winning can do to a man and his marriage."
?Susannah Shooter, 81, who has been sewing baseballs for Spalding for 50 years but who can't stand to watch a baseball game: "I hate to see all those balls batted into the stands after all that work."
? Red Auerbach, outspoken general manager of the Boston Celtics, at a luncheon of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: "Let me start by saying this is not quite the honor, my being here, that you think it is. I haven't had too much regard for the Chamber of Commerce during my years in Boston."