? Billy Martin, oft-fired New York Yankee manager: "I'm a one-year manager only if the front office interferes with my running the ball club. If it leaves me alone, I'm a 20-year manager."
? Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver, on how injuries have hampered his effectiveness this season: "I'm a mere shadow of my statistics."
? M. L. Carr, Detroit Piston forward: "Now that I'm in Detroit I'd like to change my name from M. L. Carr to Abdul-Automobile."
? Reggie Williams, Cincinnati Bengal linebacker, on his greatest assets: "Speed, strength and the inability to recognize pain immediately."
? Don Larsen, asked if he ever tires of talking about his perfect World Series game: "No, why should I?"