? John Lowenstein, Baltimore Oriole outfielder: "The secret to keeping winning streaks going is to maximize the victories while at the same time minimizing the defeats."
? Ralph Houk, Red Sox manager and former Yankee reserve catcher, on Boston's seldom-used catcher, Roser La Francois: "He's my Ralph Houk."
? Dan Rooney, Pittsburgh Steeler president, after his club cut ticket prices from $13.25 to $13 because of the expiration of a 25� surcharge that had been levied since 1970 to defray the cost of stadium construction bonds, modestly suggesting that such a price reduction might be something of a novelty: "This isn't only a first for the Steelers but a first in the history of the world."