THE OLD ONE-TWO
Who is this guy Walter Bingham? In his article Baseball's only Big League (July 25) he does nothing but run down the American League unmercifully!
Maybe, just maybe, Bingham might be able to handle the coverage of a Bloomer Girl League.
Walter Bingham hit the nail on the head.
I found it very reassuring to learn from Mr. Bingham that the recent "sweep" of the two-game All-Star series was proof positive that the National League "...can play baseball much better than that other outfit."
You see, I've been a faithful follower of the Athletics for more than two decades, and, frankly, I was on the verge of believing that just because the Yankees often finished 30 or more games ahead of them, the Yankees were the better team. Now I realize this is utter nonsense, since in several of these same seasons the A's, in fact, "swept" two games in a row from the Yankees.
WILLIAM T. CLEM
Comparing the performances of the few players who have been in both leagues does not prove a thing. This is the basic difference between the two leagues: the National League teams sign and develop their own stars, while the American League relies mainly on trades. The results are plain to see.
ROBERT P. RUSSELL
Thanks to Mr. Bingham, we in the Chicago area now know what it is the Cubs are doing in their vine-covered paradise.
Occasionally, a brilliant ray of light falls in the dark corners of fan ignorance, and who are we to deny such illuminating logic? Oh well—goodby Fox, Aparicio and Minoso! Hello Gernert, Hatton and Freeman! Oh boy—real major league baseball at last. I can hardly wait.
You couldn't have picked a better theme for your story (The Kids Are In, July 18). I think one of the reasons that we at Historic Track enjoyed large crowds and such enthusiasm this year is because parents were allowed to bring their youngsters.
PHILIP A. PINES