?Reader Gumula remembers.—ED.
On Dec. 5, 1974 the Birmingham Americans defeated the Florida Blazers 22-21. I know: Who cares!
That was a good article on the U.S. Women's Open by Barry McDermott (Opening In High Style, July 22). But you blew it by not putting Kathy Baker—and Judy Clark—on the cover.
Since Kathy Baker doesn't like golf clothes, is it possible for SI to put her in next year's swimsuit issue? What a beautiful woman!
Please satisfy the curiosity of the entire male population. Is Kathy Baker married?
?No, she isn't.—ED.
Gosh, are you folks making fun of me?
It's not surprising that after I won the H.C. Rogers Fun Run (SCORECARD, July 15), the quotes used by the wire services focused on the "pain and suffering" angle. Anyone who tries running 165 miles through the hills of West Virginia in the heat of summer is bound to suffer some discomfort.
Even so, it was not a perverse exercise in masochism. There is simply a great satisfaction in accomplishing something so difficult that it boggles the minds of most people. Also, there was a $1,000 prize at stake. The only reason I ran so hard was that Jack Bristol provided tough competition. Because of him, I wound up running 146 miles in the first 24 hours. Once Jack dropped out, though, there was no one else within hours of me, so I took a short nap and then merely walked the last 19 miles. Believe me, at that point I was quite happy to avoid any unnecessary pain. Consider me wimpy, but sane!
Camp Hill, Pa.
LONG, LATE GAME
After being out of the country for almost a month, it was nice to be able to catch up on the sporting world with SI. One story that I found particularly interesting was Henry Hecht's account of the Mets-Braves 19-inning game (INSIDE PITCH, July 15). But there is still one thing I don't understand: Why did play go so late? I always thought that no new inning could begin past 1 a.m.