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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
August 25, 1975
CROWD REACTIONSSir:Your "Baseball Boom" cover (Aug. 11) was a thing of immense beauty. I spent an hour studying the amazing cross section of people—men, women and children—united by the common bond of their emotions as they are caught up in the magic of baseball. I found disbelief, concern, consternation, outrage, indignation, exasperation, resentment, anger, etched alike on faces of people who may have little else in common. It isn't so much a big picture as many little pictures. And these are supposed to be people who have become hardened and apathetic thanks to inflation, crime and the evening news. What matter of global intensity could excite them all so? Probably a close play at the plate.
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August 25, 1975

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sir:
As a golfer who used to laugh at the threat of lightning, I thank you for Robert F. Jones' article. A word to the wise is sufficient. I have no desire to challenge Roy C. (Dooms) Sullivan's record.
BOB ROWEKAMP
Cincinnati

SILKY
Sir:
That was a nice article on Silk Stockings, the filly that won the OTB Classic for 3-year-old pacers and set a world record at Monticello (Silky Sets the Cold Standard, Aug. 4). However, you gave the name of the sire (Most Happy Fella) but never mentioned the dam, Maryellen Hanover, bred at the Hanover Shoe Farms and sold as a yearling in 1964. She foaled Silky in 1972.
W. TODD DEVAN, M.D.
Hanover, Pa.

Sir:
Silky won the race but the kids at the Au Clair School for autistic children are the real winners. My hat is off to Ken and Claire Mazik. They are worth all the gold in the world.
JEFF DORN
Jericho, N.Y.

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