It is easy to see how Ottum made his mistake. An errant broadcaster credited Sogge with the hit.
Incidentally, there is no U.S. baseball captain. At the presentation ceremonies, Coach Marty Karow of Ohio State sent Greer up to accept the winning team's medal.
C. ROBERT PAUL
In addition to the key blow, George Greer further distinguished himself during the Pan-Am Games by hitting .379 for the 11 games, including a home run, seven doubles and 11 runs batted in. George, whose name should become increasingly familiar to baseball fans in the coming years, hit .403 as a sophomore at UConn and was named to the College All-America team this past season.
HARRY F. HIGGINS
TWO FOR FIVE
A tight pennant race is a pleasure uncommon in recent American League seasons, and I can well see the enthusiasm expressed by the fans. But your article (Five for the Flag, Aug. 7) had me in stitches. Come now, do the so-called baseball experts at SI honestly believe that the California Angels or the Detroit Tigers are challenging potentials for the pennant? The White Sox and the Twins are the only clubs that aren't going to slowly fade out of the race. To top it all, you said Washington was threatening to make it six. But then I must remember that you told us earlier that the Orioles (eighth place) were building a great dynasty, the A's (10th place) could bust out of the second division and the White Sox' "lack of solid pitching would mean no pennant this season." Remember?
Your fan (even if you're not always right).
PAUL R. CLARK
Here's the way I see it. California lacks a star. Chicago lacks hitting. Boston lacks experience. Detroit lacks the winning attitude. Minnesota has all of these and the 1967 MVP, Harmon Killebrew.
PAUL S. FEIN
U.S. Armed Forces, Korea
NOT FOR WANT OF A SHOE
Your otherwise fine article on the customized uniforms worn by the crew of the Intrepid (Well Geared for the America's Cup, July 31), contained one inaccuracy that momentarily caused us to lose our footing. That was the reference to the crew's deck shoes, which, the article said, were made by a friendly competitor.
Our log shows that back in April the Intrepid syndicate graciously accepted our offer to supply two pairs of our Etonic Deck Shoes, made of Corfam with a nonskid sole, for each crew member aboard Intrepid and Constellation. We made the same offer to the crew of Columbia, and it was accepted.
After reading the article we checked with Bob McCullough, skipper of Constellation, to see if we were off course. Bob assured us that not only were he and Skipper Bus Mosbacher, of Intrepid, wearing our shoes every day, but so were most of the crew members on both boats.
Could we ask for a notice to mariners to set the record straight?