April 18, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Otis Birdsong, New Jersey Nets guard, enumerating the three certainties of life: "Death, taxes and my jump shot."
November 01, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Johnny Carson, after the Angels blew a two-games-to-none lead and lost the American League playoffs to the Brewers: "Gene Autry has been in touch with Roy Rogers. He wants to know how to stuff a whole baseball team."
August 23, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ernie Banks, former Chicago Cub star and determined positive thinker, asked by a reporter why the team is so "terrible" this season: "Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way."
March 17, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
CHANGING TIMESSir:Thanks to Ron Fimrite for his article on spring training (The Roots of Spring, March 3). However, baseball is not just for older people who remember its heyday, or for youngsters who are fascinated...
February 17, 1975 | Ron Reid
In Los Angeles, Dwight Stones had the high-jump freaks cheering his 7'5½" leap—for a minute or two. Then the officials got into the act with their tape measures, and Stones' new mark came tumbling down