Thank you for your magnificent coverage of the America's Cup competition between Liberty and Australia II (Is. There A Change In The Wind?, Sept. 26).
Being an avid fan of America's Cup racing, I read everything I could find on the races. Your coverage was the best. No other reporter did as fine a job of discussing race strategy—especially that of the race that was called on Saturday, Sept. 17—as Sarah Pileggi did.
I. MICHAEL WINOGRAD
Australia II and Liberty not on your Oct. 3 cover? How could SI elect not to acknowledge sporting history? Not to discredit Steve Carlton's accomplishment, for it is indeed spectacular, but you snubbed an entire nation's proudest moment.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Baltimore Orioles and Joe Altobelli's championship season (It's No Longer Up in the Air, Sept. 26).
I am happy to see Altobelli have such an outstanding season, particularly after some of the not so fine ones he spent with the San Francisco Giants.
I also applaud the platooning system that Altobelli uses. Billy Martin showed us in 1981 that by platooning with the Oakland A's infield he could produce an American League West title.
San Anselmo, Calif.
In William Nack's article on Yaz and Bench, you show the SI covers on which each appeared.
Bench is one of five players on a "Best Rookies of 1968" cover. I believe the Cardinal player is Mike Torrez. Please identify the others.
?Clockwise: Bench, Dodger Alan Foster, White Sox Cisco Carlos, Cardinal Mike Torrez and Tiger Don Pepper.—ED.