Knocking softball isn't smart. More than 27 million people play the game.
D. E. PORTER
Amateur Softball Association
Martin Robins really evoked some memories in his story about the Ethan Allen All-Star Baseball Game. (As I DID IT, May 28). The sound of the spinner drove my parents crazy for several years.
What Robins forgot to mention is how Allen's board game turned mediocre players into near superstars. My favorite was Aaron Robinson. As far as I can tell, Robinson had one good season—1946—when he hit .297, with 16 home runs, while catching for the Yankees. After that he never had more than 13 home runs, but he was forever getting between 25 and 30 homers in the ASB league I played in. And Willard Marshall's performances were seemingly based on the one all-round good year he had for the Giants, 1947, when he batted .291, with 36 homers and 107 runs batted in.