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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
August 30, 1965
BOOMERANGSirs:In regard to Jim Brosnan's article about the Cincinnati Reds (Boom Go the Big Red Bats, Aug. 16), I wish to voice my dissent. With or without a revitalized O'Toole the Reds still lack sufficient pitching. As baseball tension mounts during a pennant fight, hitting declines in importance. Good pitchers who become emotionally charged inevitably dominate good hitters emotionally charged. Therefore, the Reds will drop in the National League race, leaving the Phillies to knock off the Dodgers.DAVID M. KARWOSKIFeasterville, Pa.
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August 30, 1965

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sirs:
Quadruple great!

But there's a muny here in Houston which wears the name of Herman Park, and its relationship to golf is more mysterious than the New York Mets are to baseball. Herman Park makes Goat Hills look like a shrine to the National Open. And as a haven for hustlers and con men it ranks firmly above the nearest traveling crap game.

At Herman Park they've got a game to fit anybody.
A. K. FASSETT
Houston

Sirs:
The Glory Game at Goat Hills is going into my library of golfing gems. But Dan Jenkins need not pine for want of action. Out here such sundry characters as The White Bear, The Haircut, Sorghum, Round Man, The Whistler, Mose and Tennis Shoes will step up to the tee with him. Same gameā€”plus a few local innovations.

I've belonged to several golf clubs in my travels. For a rollicking time with plenty of action, a public link's is the place to play.
PAUL WIENEKE
Boring, Ore.

Sirs:
Snik-nej Nad! I'm still crying from laughter. Dan Jenkins' "young" crew was twice as motley as the gang at our outdoor poolroom which includes New Smyrna Fats (the pro), The Roadrunner, Lighthorse, Billy Bowlegs, The Snake, Carload, Gumbo, Friendly Henry, Catfish, Shaky and The Spider, among others.
BOB PATTILLO
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Sirs:
Some readers may think that Dan Jenkins got carried away reading Damon Runyon stories, but I'll buy the whole article. Weldon the Oath has got to be real. I saw him only this morning while shaving.
FRANK W. LUCAS
Portland, Texas

Sirs:
Just finished Dan Jenkins' fine article and wish to compliment him on a wonderful job. I couldn't help but reflect on those days, almost with tears in my eyes. They were really something. It's for sure another game like that will never be assembled.
JOHN O'CONNELL
New Orleans

Sirs:
I am sure Dan Jenkins' splendid yarn revived forgotten memories for thousands of Goat Hillers everywhere. Congratulations.
SCOTT BROWN
Lexington, Ky.

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Sirs:
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