After reading Henry Hecht's recent article A Box Full of Goodies (April 4), I find myself examining box scores more intently than ever before. After all, you never know when Ozzie Smith might even make an error. Herewith [below] is the box score that appeared in the May 4 edition of USA Today for the Cardinal-Padre game of April 3. I wonder: Is Montague's baby the youngest person ever to receive billing in an official major league box score?
T. SCOTT FEATHERS
FOR THREE-CUSHION FANS
It was a pleasure to see three-cushion billiards—the most challenging of the cue games—get some attention in your pages (PERSPECTIVE, April 18). Fortunately, the game is more popular than the author, Michael Baughman, apparently believes. Fifty tournaments were held in the U.S. last year by the American Billiard Association, and an impressive national tournament is staged every spring in the 300-seat arena at California Billiards in San Jose, Calif. At the 1983 nationals, five players averaged between .931 and 1.054 points per inning, the best performance by Americans in 40 years.
San Rafael, Calif.
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]