As a disciple of Dick Young's philosophy that baseball is a religion (It's Religion, Baby—Not Show Biz, April 9), I have wanted many times in the past to walk out of "First Veterans Church" and look for a new religion outside the Philadelphia sports area. But lo and behold, like an angel from heaven, the mailman brought tidings of joy in your July 30 issue. I have faced a complete resurrection of faith with the arrival of two well-done articles on the three wise men of the Philadelphia Phillies, namely Luzinski, Unser and Robinson, and on the 11 apostles of the Philadelphia Eagles. The 12th apostle is the Eagles' new head coach, Mike McCormack.
MUSIC MAN (CONT.)
I'm a little curious as to when Billy Williams hit five homers in a doubleheader as claimed by Barry McDermott (Bend an Ear to Billy's Music, July 23). There was so much fanfare last year when Nate Colbert tied Stan Musial's 1954 feat in that category that it seems odd that we heard nothing about Billy Williams doing it. That may be the point your writer is trying to make in regard to Williams, but I'm not sure if all his facts are straight.
? Williams hit five home runs in consecutive games—not in a doubleheader—against Philadelphia and New York in 1968.—ED