His seventh-inning phone call during the final game, to the dugout, summoning Alvin Dark to his execution as manager of the Giants could not be surpassed by the Yankees—or anyone else.
KEVIN M. MCLAIN
I represent a group of long-standing Yankee fans—I go back to the Highlander days—who disagree with William Leggett in his World Series article (SI, Oct. 26) over what he writes about the dismissal of Berra as manager: "The Yankees might just as well have flogged their bat boy in public."
When the Yankees named Berra as manager we were stunned and dismayed. Stunned because, to us—and we found later to hundreds of fans—Yogi had shown no indications of managerial ability. Dismayed because we saw him almost surely foredoomed in a job unnatural to his talents.
Nevertheless, he remains one of the truly great catchers of all time.
G. M. W. KOBB�
New York City