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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
September 29, 1980
JUNIOR'S BEHAVIOR Sir:Regarding the U.S. Open tennis championships (Round Two to the Kid, Sept. 15), we may never again witness such classic matches as McEnroe-Connors and McEnroe-Borg. The greatness of the play came through despite McEnroe's unforgivable behavior. If he ever learns the meaning of the words humble, class and sportsmanship, he could very well be the best player in history. However, as long as the sport allows the indignities he inflicted on the umpire, especially in the Connors match, then tennis will continue to breed his type. That's sad.B.F. HOCKINGSWelland, Ontario
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September 29, 1980

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sir:
Fast-pitch is anything but extinct here in the Hudson Valley.
JAMES NICHOL
Hyde Park, N.Y.

SPORTSMAN (CONT.)
Sir:
Sure, Eric Heiden was great, the Olympic hockey team was exciting, and Bjorn Borg is the best in the business. But after reading about George Brett, I have no doubts. Whether he hits .420 or .300, he's got my nomination for Sportsman of the Year.
JERRY SCHROEPFER
Antigo, Wis.

Sir:
My definition of Sportsman of the Year would be very simple: the man who most influenced his sport over the past year. Accordingly, Billy Martin should be chosen. No one else has influenced the Oakland A's or baseball the way Martin has.
LARRY FRANKEL
Davis, Calif.

Sir:
Bill Veeck's impact on baseball during the past 30 years is legendary. It would be a fitting tribute to award him this honor.
STEVE KIMMEL
Evanston, Ill.

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