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In your time line of batting-order lore (Memorable Moments in Batting Order History, April 4), you missed perhaps the most amazing feat in batting order history. In the 1976 World Series the Cincinnati Reds--managed by Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson--used the exact same nine-man batting order and lineup throughout a four-game sweep of the Yankees. In part because this was the first Series in which the DH was used, no pitcher or pinch hitter for the Reds came to the plate the entire Series.
Anthony O. Mancuso, Columbus, Ohio
What about the May 18, 1912, Detroit- Philadelphia game during which Tigers players struck to protest Ty Cobb's suspension for attacking a heckler in the stands? Detroit fielded a lineup of college and sandlot players. Surely this phantom crew should have been included in your history of batting orders.
Your time line would have been more complete if it had mentioned that Ken Griffey and his son hit back-to-back home runs in 1990.
Alex Keller, Keizer, Ore.
I was so mad when I read the Scorecard article on Liz Johnson's second-place finish at the PBA's Banquet Open (April 4). I couldn't believe that her first quote was, "Honestly, I didn't think I was good enough to bowl on the men's tour." Too humble, girl. Women can compete with men in certain conditions in which accuracy is more important than muscle. Liz is proof of this, and hopefully more women will follow her lead.