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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
April 26, 1976
ANSWERSSir:I really enjoyed your Baseball Issue (April 12), but it raised a few questions. First, how can Dave Concepcion and Joe Morgan win Gold Glove awards two years in a row (Morgan won three in a row) and not be the National League's best double-play combination? (Jim Kaplan says Cash and Bowa are the best!)
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April 26, 1976

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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ANSWERS
Sir:
I really enjoyed your Baseball Issue (April 12), but it raised a few questions. First, how can Dave Concepcion and Joe Morgan win Gold Glove awards two years in a row ( Morgan won three in a row) and not be the National League's best double-play combination? ( Jim Kaplan says Cash and Bowa are the best!)

Second, Chicago Cub Manager Jim Marshall says, "Second Baseman Manny Trillo [.248] is the best in the league at his position." After saying that, did he happen to glance at your cover photo of Morgan? There's a $200,000 MVP he may have forgotten about.
JOHN ROMER
Cincinnati

Sir:
The Pirates No. 1 in the National League East? I just hope Jim Kaplan doesn't come to Philly. Our town already has one ding-dong with a crack in it. He'd make two.
AMY HUGGINS
Ambler, Pa.

Sir:
In his scouting report on the American League East Mark Mulvoy asks many questions concerning the 1976 Red Sox. We wonder if he remembers the number of questions that were asked about last year's Red Sox. During the 1975 regular season, the playoffs and the World Series, the Red Sox proved themselves an unquestionably good team.
JEFF STONE
BILL FREUDENBERGER
Portland, Maine

Sir:
Pinch me! Oakland's trading away of Reggie Jackson can't be anything more than a nightmare.

The A's can rid themselves of their sunglasses now, because there are no windows in the cellar.
GUY MORLEY
Salem, Ore.

REDS BADGE OF CONFIDENCE
Sir:
The article about Joe Morgan (The Little Big Man, April 12) was one of SI's alltime best. Everyone knows Morgan as a complete baseball player, but Mark Mulvoy brought out the fact that he is also a complete person.
LEW BRUNO
Miami

Sir:
Isn't that Superman on your cover?
PHIL ARMSTRONG
Muncie, Ind.

Sir:
Thank you for putting Joe Morgan on the cover. If it had been Fred Lynn or Jim Rice, I'd be looking forward to the 1977 season.
CHARLIE DIPESA
Milton, Mass.

Sir:
After reading your excellent Baseball Issue, I noted two things as being true beyond a shadow of a doubt: 1) Joe Morgan is a great ballplayer; and 2) Joe Morgan won't hesitate to tell you that he is a great ballplayer.
RICK HASSLER
El Paso

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