In his article O.K., Drop That Emery Board (Aug. 10), Peter Gammons referred to the old line about Yogi Berra's head, "The X-rays revealed nothing."
If Gammons will check his history books, he will find that the line was used earlier in connection with Dizzy Dean, after he was hit in the head by a batted ball during the 1934 World Series.
BRUCE E. BLACKMORE
Traverse City, Mich.
If Yogi Berra's head were X-rayed, it would probably reveal one of the finer baseball minds around.
RICHARD G. GOLD
There has not been a trotting horse as dominant as Mack Lobell since Nevele Pride a generation ago (Here's to Mack the Knife, Aug. 17). He is truly a super horse. However, the photograph showing Mack after he crossed the finish line in the Hambletonian reveals that he had broken from a trot into a gallop. Since this break in stride had absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the race, Mack was not penalized. That is as it should be.
John Campbell, Mack's driver, whom you call "the best in the business," is one of two superdrivers in harness racing—the other being Bill O'Donnell. Based on records of the past decade, I think it is impossible to say which one is better.
JAMES E. BENNETT, M.D.
?Here's a shot of Mack Lobell in proper stride.—ED.