Now that Howard is gone, we are left with three announcers who are concerned with the football game itself. I believe this season's Monday Night game analyses are directed toward students of pro football. If this bores some people, so be it.
NOT DR. Z
In the article There Was No Bucking These Broncos (Oct. 8), the Packers' well-known wide receiver was referred to as " San Diego's" James Lofton. And this after you told us in the very same issue (LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER) that when it comes to football, Paul Zimmerman (Dr. Z) knows what he's talking about. Come on, SI.
New York City
?Don't blame Dr. Z. The goof occurred after he turned in his copy.—ED.
There was an omission from your Ball Park Figures chart of nonpitchers who have pitched in the American League this season (INSIDE PITCH, Oct. 1). On July 3, Royals outfielder Leon Roberts took the mound in the eighth inning of a game in Cleveland won by the Indians 15-3. Here is Roberts's line for the evening:
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]
Roberts struck out Mel Hall and gave up a home run to Chris Bando.
YOUNG OLYMPIAN (CONT.)
In his letter to SI (19TH HOLE, Oct. 1) Otto Luedeke says he was the "youngest male participant" in the 1932 Olympic Games, at age 16. According to SI's special preview, The 1984 Olympics (The Rich Patina of Gold, July 18), Kusuo Kitamura of Japan won the gold medal in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the age of 14.
?Thanks for the correction. Kitamura (above) was indeed younger.—ED.