Tell me that the absence from New Jersey of Don Bragg, former world-record holder in the pole vault and a 1960 Olympic gold medalist, was an oversight.
JOE CACIA, Hammonton, N.J.
No Johnny Vander Meer, the Dutch Master from New Jersey who pitched back-to-back no-hitters for the Cincinnati Reds against the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938?
CHRISTOPHER S. BARRETT, West Hartford, Conn.
Our small community in southeastern New Mexico was proud to have four athletes listed. However, you overlooked our best: John Wooten was a multisport star in high school, a standout college football player at Colorado and spent 10 productive years in the NFL trenches, nine of them with the Cleveland Browns.
JACK SKINNER, Carlsbad, N.Mex.
New York, New York
A glaring omission from New York: Chris Mullin, the former St. John's basketball star who was thrice Big East player of the year, a college All-America, the Wooden Award winner in 1985, a lottery draft pick of the Golden State Warriors, a five-time NBA All-Star, a member of the original Dream Team and twice a gold-medal-winning Olympian.
MIKE TRICARICO, New York City
You forgot Nat Holman, a New Yorker who was the star of the original Celtics from 1921 to '27. From 1919 to '59 he coached City College to 421 wins. His 1950 Beavers are the only team to have won the NIT and the NCAAs in the same year.
IRWIN FLEISCHNER, New Rochelle, N.Y.
How could you have omitted Vic Janowicz from the Ohio list? Not only did he play both ways for Ohio State and win the 1950 Heisman, but he was also the first Heisman winner to play pro baseball, with the Pirates. He finished second in scoring in the NFL in 1955 with the Washington Redskins.
AARON JENKINS, San Jose
Cy Young, winner of 511 major league games, couldn't make your Ohio list?
JACK LEVENGOOD, Fruitland Park, Fla.
? Young won 265 of those games before the turn of the 20th century.—ED.
Pennsylvania's Dick Allen: The 1964 National League Rookie of the Year was the '72 American League MVP.
DARL ROMANOSKI, Koppel, Pa.
You forgot Jack Ham of Johnstown, Pa., who was a football All-America at Penn State. Ham earned a spot in the Hall of Fame playing linebacker for 12 standout seasons with the Steel Curtain defense, which led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships.
TIMOTHY P. SCANLAN, Ebensburg, Pa.