Has anyone won the award twice in a row? I ask because I hope you guys are smart enough to pick Muhammad Ali again.
STEPHEN G. KENNEY
In regard to the article The Most Likely to Succeed in your March 31 issue, whatever happened to all those major league rookies who couldn't miss: Keith Hernandez ( St. Louis), Marc Hill ( San Francisco), Tom Veryzer ( Detroit), Gary Carter ( Montreal), Jim Kern ( Cleveland) and Phil Garner ( Oakland)?
?Here are their major league statistics: Hernandez, first base, 64 games, .250 BA, three HRs, 20 RBIs; Hill, catcher, 72 games, .214 BA, five HRs, 23 RBIs; Veryzer, shortstop, 128 games, .252 BA, five HRs, 48 RBIs; Carter, catcher and outfielder, 144 games, .270 BA, 17 HRs, 68 RBIs; Kern, pitcher, 13 games (72 innings), 3.77 ERA, won one, lost two; Garner, second base, 160 games, .246 BA, six HRs, 54 RBIs.—ED.
READING FOR THE BLIND
We were delighted to see your LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER (NOV. 3) describing the Talking Book editions of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and other magazines available to persons with visual or physical impairments which prevent them from reading.
Perhaps your readers would like to know that there also is available an audio anthology that for 14 years has presented memorable and varied pieces selected from a total of more than 60 distinguished periodicals, including SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. It is called Choice Magazine Listening and it, too, is recorded by the expressive voices at the American Printing House for the Blind. Every other month our eligible subscribers receive free of charge eight hours' worth of one of the world's most joyous activities—reading.
MARION C. LOEB
Choice Magazine Listening
Port Washington, N.Y.