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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
October 07, 1957
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS WELCOME Sirs: Now, I repeat, now is the time for your Mr. Holland or Mr. O'Neil to sit down and write the nominating story of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year 1957. The man: Boston's Ted Williams, of course. Ageless and peerless, you surely must agree that he is this year's man. WILLIAM McCARTHY Boston
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October 07, 1957

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS WELCOME
Sirs:
Now, I repeat, now is the time for your Mr. Holland or Mr. O'Neil to sit down and write the nominating story of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year 1957. The man: Boston's Ted Williams, of course. Ageless and peerless, you surely must agree that he is this year's man.
WILLIAM McCARTHY
Boston

Sirs:
I nominate Althea Gibson Sportswoman of the Year, 1957. Hers is the most remarkable achievement to date.
STEPHANIE AMES
Toledo

Sirs:
When ye eds. start thinking about 1957's Sportsman of the Year, I hope they will ask 1956 winner Bobby Morrow for his choice.
HELEN FIBREY
New York

?With football's Saturday's heroes still to be reckoned with, Bobby Morrow hereby formally opens nominations for Sportsman (or Sportswoman) of the Year with his choice: Bob Gutowski or Floyd Patterson. The winner, who will join the distinguished company of Roger Bannister (1954), Johnny Podres (1955) and Bobby Morrow (1956), may already have made his mark or may as yet be unheard of. He (or she) may be a person who made a sustained contribution to the sporting ideal—or someone who, for a single blazing hour or day, displayed that quality described by Ernest Hemingway as "grace under pressure." He may be amateur or professional, a star, a trainer, an owner, a teacher, an official, a coach. In any case, the editors, who will announce their decision in the special year-end issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, will be grateful for help.—ED.

BRIDGE: WELCOME
Sirs:
Another major triumph for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and a big bonus for all your bridge-loving readers came as a happy surprise in your Sept. 16 issue.

Thank you for giving us Charles Goren—he will fill that long-felt want: easy and practical bridge advice for everyone.

Sacramento boasts hosts of bridge addicts and admirers of Charles Goren.
MARGARET PLACE
Sacramento

Sirs:
I see you are going to teach bridge. So this is a "sport"...?
HENRY JEWETT GREENE
Winter Park, Fla.

Sirs:
...Bridge is a sport, as Culbertson used to say, "second only to love."
ALFRED PLANCO
New York

GLOBAL BASEBALL
Sirs:
I read with interest in EVENTS & DISCOVERIES (Sept. 23) that Richard S. Falk of Milwaukee is the father of global baseball.

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