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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
August 14, 1972
THE A'SSirs:As an A's fan, I wish to compliment Ron Fimrite on his fine article (On Tour With "Hair" July 31).
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August 14, 1972

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sirs:
Now that was a cover to look at!
CHRIS KEYES
Sharon, Mass.

DERBIES
Sirs:
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).
RAYMOND JOHNSON
Churchill Downs
Louisville

STRAIGHT SHOOTER
Sirs:
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.
MURRAY ZELMANOVITZ
Beverly Hills, Calif.

NOMINATIONS
Sirs:
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.
DAN WEHRENBERG
Fort Wayne, Ind.

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