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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
November 06, 1972
BOX SCORESirs: Regarding Ron Fimrite's article A Big Beginning for the Little League (Oct. 23), I don't know how or why the belief that the National League is superior to the American League came into vogue in recent years, but it is a belief that cannot be substantiated in fact.
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November 06, 1972

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sirs:
Mark Spitz, the best swimmer and the greatest Olympian of all time.
MARK REDDY
Westfield, N.J.

Sirs:
Mark Spitz, Bobby Fischer and Steve Carlton. All three should get the award because they cannot be compared.
STEPHEN BESEN
Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Sirs:
Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets.
ROGER SIMMONS
Manhasset, N.Y.

Sirs:
The greatest hitter in baseball: Billy Williams.
JIM LASKY
Urbana, Ill.

Sirs:
Mark Donohue. Even though he was laid up in a hospital for several weeks, his fabulous finish at Indianapolis, a superb showing at Trenton and one Can-Am victory (so far) certainly qualify him for the honor.
ARTHUR DAKESSIAN
Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sirs:
Olga Korbut, who showed true sportsmanship—not just ability, and not just a good attitude, but a marvelous combination of the two.
DAVID POTTS
Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Sirs:
Wilt Chamberlain, who gave up his prominence in the prestigious scoring column to help his team.
TIM MANDELBAUM
White Plains, N.Y.

Sirs:
Jerry West.
M. J. MADDOCKS
Sandy, Utah

Sirs:
Frank Shorter, the first American to win the Olympic marathon in 64 years and the fifth-place finisher in the fastest 10,000-meter run in history.
BRAD ALTEVOGT
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sirs:
John Wooden, an outstanding man, a credit to his profession and to his university.
ALAN CRANSTON
U.S. Senator, California
Washington D.C.

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