Now that was a cover to look at!
I enjoyed your article Heads Up! Here's a Horse Race (July 24). Unfortunately your writer, Sungyung Chang, is not up to date on his attendance figures.
When he says that "120,000 people wedged themselves into Tokyo Racecourse 10 days ago for the Japanese Derby. There is no turf spectacle like it," he must have been ignorant of the attendance at the Kentucky Derbies in 1971 (123,258) and in 1972 (130,467).
I enjoyed Don Delliquanti's article about Hank Slider (A Blessing in Disguise from Bethlehem, July 24) very much. I have seen him on various television programs and thought he was well equipped to teach young players how to shoot a basketball. I am happy that college coaches have finally discovered him.
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Since golf's Grand Slam has been put oil" at least another year, there is no chance that anyone will equal the 1972 sporting feats of Wilt Chamberlain. Along with Gail Goodrich and others, he showed the world the greatest basketball team ever. His unselfish play, superior defense and ability to score when needed were three of the most important factors in the Lakers' game-after-game success. I nominate Wilt for 1972 Sportsman of the Year.
Fort Wayne, Ind.