Chris Ballard wrote a terrific article on Reggie Miller (Last Shot for Reggie, April 18), but he should have added that in the last 16 years Miller has led the Pacers to 15 playoff appearances, tops in the Eastern Conference.
John Ries, Coppell, Texas
If Spike Lee or any other normal Knicks fan reads what I'm about to write, I'm sure they will think I'm crazy. Ballard's article on Miller had me teary-eyed while riding a New York City subway on the way to work at 7 a.m. As much as this 30-year-old Knicks fan hates to admit it, thanks for the memories, Reggie.
Charles Helly, Bayside, N.Y.
Your Tale of the Tape (PLAYERS, April 18) regarding Louisville's 5'3" sophomore Chris Cates was accurate in that he is one of the smallest players in the nation. However, another 5'3" college player, senior second baseman Royce Fukuroku of San Francisco, has started for four years and was an honorable mention Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and Second Team All-Conference (WCC) in 2002. That same year, in a game against Loyola Marymount, he went 6 for 7 with seven RBIs. Fukuroku, who has started at six positions during his career, currently is near the top of the WCC in home runs and batting. Hats off to Cates, but Fukuroku holds the title of best 5'3" baseball player in America.
Blaine Clemmens, San Francisco