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August 15, 1988
DOC AND DARRYLAny baseball fan, whether he likes or dislikes the Mets, has to respect the tremendous talents and abilities of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden (Doc and Darryl, July 11). I was impressed by Ralph Wiley's portrayal of the two men and their successful efforts to overcome hard times and turn them into positive experiences. As a result, they have become not only better ballplayers, but better people as well.BESS RUBIN New City, N.Y.
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August 15, 1988

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In those days, high rollers would spread a betting silk out in front of them and take bets on a fight. The silk from that famous bout, which Sullivan won, is one of only four known to exist. One of the other silks is on display in the Smithsonian Institution.
JOHN A. DOUGLAS
Slidell, La.

Timothy F.X. Casey couldn't have put it any better when he said, "In baseball, even the best ballists only get a hit one out of every three times up." Fortunately, Frank Deford isn't a ballist. We cranks see him get a hit every time he steps up to the plate. This time, just as the mighty Casey did, Deford circled the bases.
RICH DALE
Wilmington, Del.

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