GOOD AND CLEVER
The clever way of making average ball games into a fiction story is terrific.
"Brooklyns Lose" is something new and very good. Let's see more of it...
I'm happy to see that you're finally running fiction now. That gives the magazine real balance...
As a person who has been connected with...sports for the past forty years...I am interested to see that you are including fiction articles. In my judgment, this strengthens the magazine's general appeal.
J. H. NICHOLS, M.D.
THEM'S MY SENTIMENTS
Just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed Bill Heuman's short story, "Brooklyns Lose."
Being a rabid Dodger fan this story expressed my sentiments perfectly when my Bums lose.
Also, I would like to extend my congratulations on your fine magazine. It is tops.
L. E. SCHROEDER JR.
I am a long-time Dodger rooter, and that story you had in about "Brooklyns Lose" was too real to seem very funny to me. I liked all the baseball stuff in that issue, and hope you print more baseball stories.
IN MY BOOK
The way it looks now your first piece of fiction is turning out to be strangely prophetic. The "Brooklyns" lost. But, certainly SI is not losing. In fact, with the current issue you're far ahead of the game in my book. Speaking of fiction, though, I for one think there should be lots more of it in your fine magazine. You never can tell, you might come up with another Damon Run-yon or Philip Wylie.
JEROME W. STEIN
FILLING THE GAP
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your fiction piece, "Brooklyns Lose." Not only was it a fine and entertaining story, but I think it filled a real gap in your otherwise excellent magazine. It's hard to find good sports fiction in the general magazines and I know I, for one, looked forward hopefully to reading some truly good stories in SI. "Brooklyns Lose" certainly answered my hope, and I trust we can look forward to more and more frequent appearances of fiction.