Let's change the rule on walks in baseball. Every time a batter is walked, intentionally, semi-intentionally or unintentionally, all runners should advance one base, whether or not they are forced to. The same would apply for hit batsmen or catcher interference. Thus the intentional walk would be eliminated and fans would see the best batters take their cuts. Some critics of my proposal say it would hurt the pitchers; I say, so what? The rule would affect both teams equally, and besides, a pitcher should be penalized more severely for not throwing the ball over the plate.
DAVID M. LEVETON
New York City
After reading about Bob Speca breaking the world record for toppling dominoes (SCORECARD, June 19), I would like to let you know about a similar achievement. We successfully broke the world record for the most participants in a game of musical chairs. More than 1,200 students from Notre Dame and St. Mary's College participated, and the mark will be officially recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. I was eliminated with about 900 people remaining, but the bumps and bruises were worth it.
PAUL JOSEPH ROBERGE
Notre Dame, Ind.
AFFIRMING THE CREDIT
With all the recent publicity, one would think that the 11 Triple Crown winners were Sir Barton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Steve Cauthen. Let us give Affirmed his due. It was his legs that did the running and his back that carried Stevie, not the reverse.
BARBARA P. STREEVER