Your article about Yankees manager Joe Torre and his family (Regular Joe, Oct. 28) took me back to 1964-65 and 1965-66, when Sister Marguerite was my teacher at Our Lady of Victory junior high school in West Haven, Conn. Images came flooding back of Sister giving it her all at baseball practices, running the bases with her habit hiked up a bit and her rosary beads ajangling.
Frank and Joe Torre, her devoted brothers, visited the school on numerous occasions, giving our boys tips on playing the game and keeping us well supplied with Bazooka bubble gum.
MARGUERITE MURSKO COCHRAN
While I am a loyal Georgia alumnus and a fan of former Bulldog Terrell Davis, who's now with the Denver Broncos, I feel I must set the record straight. Your article (Late Bloomer, Oct. 28) said that Davis was the lowest-drafted player in NFL history to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season. This was not the case. In 1968 Rocky Bleier (below) was drafted in the 16th round with the 417th pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Davis was chosen in the sixth round with the 196th pick. In 1976 Bleier finished the season with 1,036 yards, fourth best in the AFC. This feat was all the more remarkable when you consider that Bleier had part of his right foot blown off by a grenade in Vietnam seven years earlier. Bleier is also the first Notre Dame graduate to pass the 1,000-yard barrier in the pros. Please give Bleier the credit he is due for his incredible comeback.
PAUL GAGE, Shorewood, Wis.