I enjoyed Robert Creamer's article on Leo Durocher's last game as Giant manager (SI, Oct. 3), but was shocked by a glaring error in the reporting of this game. Jack Meyer, not Curt Simmons as you reported, was pitching for the Phillies when Hofman lined into that game-ending triple play. Tsk! Tsk!
PHILIP WAGNER JR.
?Correct. Meyer had relieved Simmons at the start of the last inning of Durocher's last stand in major-league baseball—ED.
I am happy for Bill Rigney and his new assignment (SI, Oct. 3). That guy is no dummy! I used to gather splinters in the left-field bleachers at least four games a week when Bill played shortstop for the Oakland Oaks. Always wondered why they never made a pitcher out of Rigney—he had such a fine arm, he should have made a good one.
Only one thing! As I remember—Rigney had a bad case of rabbit ears in those days and used to let the fans get on him. If this is behind him, he really belongs in the big time.
Los Altos, Calif.
? Bill Rigney, the new manager of the Giants, recalls the old days vividly but shrugs off his onetime tormentors. "I don't listen to this sort of thing any more. I stopped hearing them a long time ago—about 1946, when I got to the major leagues."—ED.
While reading "Notre Dame Finds a Quarterback" (WW, Oct. 3), I was somewhat taken back by the picture of Paul Hornung awaiting the snap from center.
I played against the 1949 National Championship team from South Bend and while I admit it sometimes felt as if some of the Notre Dame linemen had four arms I could never count more than two.
At first glance it appeared Coach Brennan had not only found a quarterback but, more astoundingly, had come up with a four-armed center.
BEFORE I GO NUTS
Before I go nuts please explain this.
W. D. ATKINS
Is Siva or one of the other many-armed Hindu deities enrolled at Notre Dame this year?