RICKARD: THE REAL STORY
Congratulations on The Tex Richard Story (SI, April 22, et seq.). To me it is a nostalgic story, and that picture of Tex on the title page looks almost alive. I shall always remember "Ol Tedge" as a wonderful friend and pardner. His tragic death in Miami just when we were "staging the great comeback" could not have affected me more if he had been a brother. So I am glad a real story of the real Tex Rickard has at last been published.
THE ADMIRAL LAUGHS LAST (CONT.)
Hey! We gotta be careful what we print in your magazine. In the February 4 issue we had a little item (Play by the Rules? Nuts!) about base runners busting up double plays by fielding the ball themselves. Now look what happens—up in Milwaukee the infielders can't even get anywhere near a ground ball when somebody is on base.
It could have come to the point where a guy singles and the bat boy runs over to first base to get his hard hat and give him his regular cap, he also hands him a fielder's mitt!
D. V. GALLERY
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
?See page 31 for further comment on fielding base runners.—ED.
MURRAY'S LAW (CONT.)
Cheers for James Murray! His article Fame Is for Winners (Baseball Issue, April 15) expresses a philosophy I have subscribed to for many years but have been unable to successfully articulate to my fellow hot stove leaguers. May I add a postscript to his remarks by naming an all-star 15-man team, selected on the basis of having only one game to play, winner take all.
OUTFIELD: Al Simmons, LF; Joe DiMaggio, CF; Babe Ruth, RF; Tommy Henrich, Reserve.
INFIELD: Lou Gehrig, 1B; Frankie Frisch, 2B; Lou Boudreau, SS; Jackie Robinson, 3B; Joe Cronin, Reserve.
CATCHERS: Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey.
PITCHERS: Dizzy Dean, Allie Reynolds, Carl Hubbell, Satchel Paige.
LAMENT FOR LAS VEGAS
I eagerly await your report on the Las Vegas golf spectacular. Do you think the possibility of a Shoeless Joe Jackson emerging from PGA ranks at all improbable?