Ron Myers, Rockport, Texas
Over the years SI has printed many great photographs, but I can't remember one that I enjoyed more than the photo of 52 Hall of Famers (Inside the Week in Sports, Aug. 2). It was fun going through the names and remembering whom I had seen play. Too bad that Hank Aaron, Luis Aparicio, Al Lopez, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Mike Schmidt and Carl Yastrzemski couldn't be there.
Jack Sheppard, Westerville, Ohio
A fan of the game is forced to stop and examine each face, which evokes 30- or 40-year-old memories of games and companions. There is Koufax, Maz, Killebrew and Brock. And there is Whitey Ford holding up a glass, perhaps toasting his absent teammate and friend Mickey Mantle.
Mark Rosenberg, Boca Raton, Fla.
The Big O
I wish I could come up with a more descriptive word, but when looking at your Olympic Preview issue (Aug. 2)--particularly Julia Morrill's 16-page Meet Team USA--all I can say is, Wow. The photographs, especially the sepia-toned images and the picture of the swimmers titled "Pool Sharks," were spectacular, and the amount of information presented was impressive. I hope your coverage during the Games is just as riveting.
Kristin Ingwell Goode, Lexington, Ky.
I have an interest in our women's softball team after catching Cat Osterman's act as she mowed down batters for Texas in last year's College World Series. She is a remarkable athlete, one of the two college players suiting up for our team, and I was disappointed that she was not listed as one of our "aces" even though she led the team in wins and ERA--it's hard to do better than her 0.00--during the team's pre-Olympic exhibition tour. How about some props for the new kid?