Wayne Gretzky at No. 12 I can live with, but naming Bobby Orr No. 31 while omitting Gordie Howe is an injustice to Howe's 30-plus years of great hockey.
BILLY RYAN, Chicago
Although Jim Fixx wrote two informative books on running, Frank Shorter was the person most responsible for the running boom in the U.S. His gold medal performance in the 1972 Olympic marathon inspired countless Americans to take up long-distance running.
PAUL W. BISHOP, San Diego
How could you exclude Dick Fosbury? If anyone has changed his sport, Fosbury has. After he won the 1968 Olympics, the Fosbury Flop quickly became the dominant style of high jumping.
MATTHEW MEYERS, New York City
Certainly somewhere on the list there should have been room for Chris Evert, whose year-in, year-out consistency brought her at least one Grand Slam singles title for 13 consecutive years. At the very least Evert should have been co-listed with Martina Navratilova, a la Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
MICHAEL A. DUNN, Park City, Utah
Russell over Chamberlain? Clemente over Mays and Mantle? I guess I can live with those. But I would like to speak for all sports fans: The inventor of the remote control has altered the way we watch sports more than the creator of ESPN. Couch potatoes all over the world will agree with that.
IAN PAUL, Hershey, Pa.