? Stan Williams, New York Yankee coach, on veteran Outfielder Oscar Gamble: "Oscar is so old that when he broke into the majors he was still a Negro."
? Dan Quisenberry, discussing the control problems of another Kansas City Royal pitcher, Renie Martin: "Some people throw to spots, some people throw to zones. Renie throws to continents."
? Jim Palmer, Baltimore Oriole pitcher, after Manager Earl Weaver was ejected from an exhibition game and replaced by Coach Cal Ripken: "Ripken will finish more games this year than Goose Gossage."