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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
April 29, 1957
BASEBALL ISSUE: SALAAM FROM A FANSirs:Salaams! Your special baseball issue (SI, April 15) is a pure gem, and the 32-page scouting report by your team of baseball writers and reporters is a tremendous boon to this fan, who has the proper enthusiasm but a slightly waning ability to retain the statistics and figures. Encouraged by Mr. Creamer's article (A Salute to the Fan), I plan to join the ladies on the bench next spring in Sarasota, clutching this special issue for comparison's sake—if it holds together that long.JANET HUSTONTruro, Mass.
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April 29, 1957

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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BASEBALL ISSUE: SALAAM FROM A FAN
Sirs:
Salaams! Your special baseball issue (SI, April 15) is a pure gem, and the 32-page scouting report by your team of baseball writers and reporters is a tremendous boon to this fan, who has the proper enthusiasm but a slightly waning ability to retain the statistics and figures. Encouraged by Mr. Creamer's article (A Salute to the Fan), I plan to join the ladies on the bench next spring in Sarasota, clutching this special issue for comparison's sake—if it holds together that long.
JANET HUSTON
Truro, Mass.

BASEBALL ISSUE: PERFECTION
Sirs:
All the stories, photos and features were excellent.
ROBERT J. MOSS
Chicago

BASEBALL ISSUE: FACTS
Sirs:
Enjoyed the new statistics and scouting reports most.
TOMMY LEVIN
Wauwatosa, Wis.

BASEBALL ISSUE: ADVICE
Sirs:
Now that you have pointed out the various shortcomings and strong points of every park, something can be done to improve them.
J. F. MILLER
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

BASEBALL ISSUE: TREASURE
Sirs:
The color picture of Babe Ruth is a treasure.
RAYMOND STORBER
Joliet, Ill.

BASEBALL ISSUE: FUN AND GAMES
Sirs:
Unquestionably, Ogden Nash is a great poet of the present time, but his Decline and Fall of a Roman Umpire will never, in my book especially, be listed as great.

That uncouth spectator winning over the umpire didn't seem fair to me.... In demoting Umpire Tony Caesar, Nash gave me the impression that the real bums among spectators are untouchable, while the umpires take the consequences.

By way of rebuttal, I offer this:

The Decline and Crash of Ogden Nash

Although generally of calm, judicial demeanor I am writing this
Because frankly I am prejudice.

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