AYES HAVE IT
In Pat Putnam's report of the Grambling-Morgan State game (A Man Has Got to Go with What He Believes, Oct. 7) he stated that one official ruled Grambling's last effort a touchdown and that another official ruled no, and then continued, and I quote, "Of course, the official who said no prevailed."
Let me set you straight. If any one official calls a touchdown—that's what it is. It is not necessary for more than one official to see the ball on, over or above the goal line.
PHILIP E. GENTHNER
?The first official was asked to reverse his decision, which he did.—ED.
WILD ABOUT HARRY
Myron Cope's article on Harry Caray, the voice of the Redbirds, was most entertaining (Harry Has His Own Ways, Oct. 7). He neglected, however, to make mention of Jack Buck, Harry's co-broadcaster, whose perceptive, objective analyses blended with Caray's Cardinal chauvinism give St. Louis the best broadcast team in the country.
Having listened to him for four years while attending Southern Illinois University, I can attest to the fact that Harry Caray does give baseball all the enthusiasm of a devoted fan.
As a play-by-play announcer, he is the greatest today. But the Chicago Cubs had one of the best in the late Jack Quinlan. These two men could have been formed from the same mold, judging by the devotion and respect given them by their teams and fans.
Baseball needs more people like Harry Caray to bring excitement to a game some people say has lost its luster. For this type of fan, Harry Caray can help bring back that glitter of imagination.
SEAMAN JACK LAMBKE, USN
Harry Caray is a Cardinal! Your article on the greatest sports announcer was just terrific! To fire Harry would be like trading Brock and Shannon for a utility infielder. He gets my vote.
BILL BURREY III
I had a professor in engineering school who displayed anger only once in the four years that I was in contact with him, and that was when Mr. Caray's name was mentioned. Because of Caray, the man would not even root for the Cardinals.
I'm 180� out of phase with my prof, though, as I think Harry Caray is the greatest. He makes the game worth your attention.