LOCKER ROOM LINEUP
Congratulations to Pam Shriver—and Frank Deford—for the excellent journal (I'll Tell You About Tennis, Sept. 2, and To Wimbledon And Beyond, Sept. 9). Shriver's diary was very informative about the inside of the game, but I would like to know what the final score was for the doubles challenge match that Vitas Gerulaitis and Bobby Riggs played against Martina Navratilova and Shriver. Would you also identify the others in the picture Shriver took in the Wimbledon ladies' locker room? I recognized only Gabriela Sabatini, Navratilova, Shriver, Chris Evert Lloyd and Hana Mandlikova.
? Navratilova and Shriver beat Gerulaitis and Riggs 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. The ladies in the locker room are, left to right: Sabatini, Navratilova, Shriver, Rosie Casals, Marjorie Eraser (ladies' dressing-room attendant), Evert Lloyd, Kathy Rinaldi, Marcia Robbins (in blue), Mandlikova and Janet Faraday (a physiotherapist).—ED.
OH SO GOOD
My compliments on Ron Fimrite's fine article on Japanese baseball. I particularly liked the comparison between Japanese and American baseball fans. In Philadelphia, there are some feckless fanatics who have the audacity to boo Mike Schmidt. I don't think Japanese fans would boo a player of that caliber.
As far as comparing players is concerned, I feel that American ballplayers are better—by about 30%. So, taking away 30% of Sadaharu Oh's 868 home runs, he still would have more than 600. Not too shabby by any standards. How about a picture of Oh from the front?
Haddon Heights, N.J.
?Here you are.—ED.