STOPS FOR THOUGHT
Whoever selected the best of the "all-round college athletes" obviously chose men from different geographic locations to please the masses and thereby neglected some of the true greats ("With Terry You Stop and Think," Oct. 16). For instance, only one man, Pat Richter of Wisconsin, was named from the Big Ten area. It is ridiculous to have this superb sports area as good as neglected. The University of Michigan, for example, has two candidates who should rate mention. They are Bennie McRae (swift halfback and All-America candidate who is also the Big Ten low-and high-hurdles champion) and Scott Maentz (first man in Michigan history ever to letter in football, basketball and tennis the same year. He is a football end, basketball forward and led tennis to a Big Ten championship).
Ann Arbor, Mich.
You insult not only your readers but at least half a dozen athletes who are more deserving than Terry Baker.
How could you possibly bypass Detroit's big "Double D" Dave DeBusschere?
FORREST SIBURT JR.
Baker is not yet in the same class as Idaho's Reginald Carolan or Texas' Jimmy Saxton.
DR. C. L. CHEHEY
Why wasn't Lance Alworth included? He runs the 100 in 9.6 and plays college baseball, and the people here in Arkansas think he is a great back.
Mike Hunter of Missouri?
I agree: Terry Baker is definitely the best all-round college athlete.
New York City
Your Mr. Wright should be commended for his fine article (Bang Goes the Shotgun, Oct. 16), but he neglected to mention how the 49ers fared against our Green Bay Packers. The shotgun offense has been about as effective as a BB gun. As the Packers have shown on five consecutive Sundays now, the old T formation, run as Bart Starr does it, is pretty rough to beat.
JACK H. HANSON
For sure the shotgun will soon backfire. And if it does, poor Coach Hickey will have to think of another ridiculous pattern.
Drexel Hill, Pa.
The shot of Cletis Boyer stopping Cincinnati Pinch Hitter Dick Gernert's eighth-inning hard bouncer for the third out in the first game of the World Series was one of the two best action pictures I have ever seen (The Yankees' Stoppers, Oct. 16). Oddly enough, the other one was an action shot of his brother, Ken Boyer, taken in an All-Star Game which you covered a few years back (SI, July 23, 1956).
FRANK E. SULLIVAN
South Bend, Ind.