Your World Series cover photograph (Oct. 24) was a triple play.
MICHAEL G. HUTSKO
In the sixth game, Reggie Jackson stood tall among baseball's immortals. An absolutely stupendous performance!
WALTER A. WHITE
The only performance better than Reggie Jackson's in Game 6 was Linda Ronstadt's before Game 3.
WARREN P. ROGERS
Regarding Pearl Bailey's record-length rendition of the national anthem before the Series opener (The Good Guys Against the Bad Guys, Oct. 24), I didn't think she was "turning this way and that so the 56,668 Yankee Stadium spectators [could] observe every nuance of her performance." On the contrary, I think she was just turning while waiting for the P.A. system echo.
It would take all the mustard in the U.S. to cover Reggie Jackson, but there is not enough mustard in all the wide world to cover Pearl Bailey.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are becoming the Minnesota Vikings of major league baseball. Since 1965, they have lost the World Series 4-0 to Baltimore, 4-1 to Oakland and 4-2 to New York. It seems that Dodger blue fades slightly in the fall classic.
JIM HUEBLER JR.
I found it appalling when the Yankee Stadium message board announced World Series attendance for a specific game and then added that Yankee fans are "the greatest in the world."
Someone must have left the cages unlocked at the Bronx Zoo, because all the animals escaped and filed into Yankee Stadium.
THROUGH TV'S LENS
William Leggett hit the nail right on the head (TV/RADIO, Oct. 24). ABC's coverage of the World Series was so bad I could not watch more than a couple of innings at a time. As for Howard Cosell, perhaps the best crack was one I saw printed in the Springfield (Mass.) Daily News: "Cosell once called baseball too dull and during the World Series did his best to personally make it so."
Bravo William Leggett! Even though Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek are TV sports announcing's most sickening twosome, they could not cloud NBC's excellent camera work during the playoffs. One wonders how much longer ABC's Roone Arledge will continue to stuff Horrible Howard down the American public's throat.