For many years, competition between the 49ers and the Rams has had no equal anywhere. I frankly can't remember when a game between these two has failed to draw capacity crowds, with many more thousands turned away.
Feelings between the large northern universities—California and Stanford—and their southern counterparts—UCLA and USC—have always prompted memorable athletic classics.
With both clubs this year in a tight pennant race, West Coast fandom awaits its climax with expectation.
JIM H. GREENWOOD
Walnut Creek, Calif.
BASEBALL: COINCIDENTAL SPORTSMEN
Going back to your bounce standings, that titillating tabulation of umpires' thumbing activities (EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, Aug. 19, 1957, et seq.), why not a similar survey—with the focus on the players—showing which team has the fewest players ejected for sassiness?
In other words, which clubs have the fewest soreheads and violent squawkers and which one, in effect, rates as the most sportsmanlike?
For 1959 my calculated guess—based on a close following of the big league scene—is that the team giving the arbiters the fewest headaches is the Chicago Cubs. Coincidentally, my favorite team.
West Englewood, N.J.
?Not so. As of Saturday, Aug. 15, the number of personal evictions for each major league team (managers and coaches included, but not counting thumb-outs for rough-housing), runs as follows:
AMERICAN LEAGUE—Washington 4; Boston 3; Baltimore 9; Cleveland 10; Chicago 4; Detroit 0; Kansas City 1; New York 4.
NATIONAL LEAGUE—San Francisco 9; Los Angeles 2; Philadelphia 3; Cincinnati 9; Pittsburgh 9; Chicago 6; Milwaukee 2; St. Louis 15.—ED.