Harvard's Coach Yovicsin should have remained mum until after the Pennsylvania game.. The Quakers took to hear his statement that "defense is very definitely the most important part of the game, and kicking is next." Using exactly that formula, Penn upset the Crimson 7-2. Thanks, Mr. Yovicsin
ALFRED G. HARE JR.
"Who loves Harvard?" We here at the University of Pennsylvania do! And with good reason. The Crimson provided us with the happiest weekend in my four years as an undergraduate.
Australia's Tony Sneazwell, whose high jump of 7 feet 2� inches highlighted the pre-Olympic meet at Tokyo (A Very Dry Run in Tokyo, Oct. 28), is not quite as "unknown" as you might think, nor was Russia's knowledgeable coach, Gabriel Korobkov, stunned at all by the performance.
Sneazwell first became a seven-footer last February and has been considered a likely prospect to challenge the supremacy of the U.S.S.R.'s Valeri Brumel. Korobkov admitted this in a recent interview with a reporter of L'Equipe, Paris sports daily. He expects Sneazwell and Brumel to reach 7 feet 6� inches during the next year and to be on even terms when they meet in the Tokyo Olympics. Sneazwell has done exceptionally well without yet acquiring the faultless form and technique of Brumel.
Neither Brumel nor Sneazwell can be expected to do much more than 7 feet 6 because of his relatively normal height of about 6 feet l. The man who will eventually clear the eight-foot mark must be a basketball player with the capabilities of Brumel. The U.S. may have that man in the person of John Rambo: 18 years old, 6 feet 7 inches tall, he cleared seven feet last spring.
FUEL ON THE FIRE
It pleasures this old Yankee-lover more than somewhat to see a couple of recalcitrants arise against your Yankee-baiting 19TH HOLE hot-stovers. Is there anywhere a Yankee-hater who honestly thinks that the Dodgers would not welcome any Yankee regular on their team?
Monte Vista, Colo.
I don't understand why you even bother to print those letters from diehard Yankee-worshipers.
JAMES L. KAPLAN
New Haven, Conn.
I have had about enough of these claims that no NL club could place three men on the Yankee starting lineup, so I decided to do some impartial research on the subject. 1 think that the results are quite edifying.
I have devised eight categories: batting average, home runs, runs, stolen bases, RBIs, extra base hits, fielding average and errors, with batting average, home runs and run production weighted double—11 in all.
The results for three teams in the National League are quite interesting. For the Giants we find that Cepeda beats Pepitone in nine departments and loses in only two. Felipe Alou beats Maris in seven and loses in four. McCovey beats Tresh in eight, while losing three. The situation of Mays and Mantle is complicated by the fact that Mantle didn't play enough of a season to really be meaningful. Still Mays won or tied (in batting average) in every department I found. There are at least three, maybe four, safe entries for the Yankee lineup.