BASEBALL: ON THE CAMPUS
Finally, after far too many years, college baseball has been properly recognized by your excellent publication (The Men Look Over the Boys, SI, June 24). I have often wondered, as a follower of this game and as one who knows the important part that college training plays in the development of your ballplayer, why some publication of your prominence has not before recognized this segment of our sporting world. I congratulate you on this excellent coverage and I hope that you will continue from time to time to give due recognition to the colleges of America for their part in developing our national pastime.
As a very ardent baseball fan and long a follower of collegiate baseball, I was delighted to see the excellent coverage which your magazine gave to the College World Series at Omaha.
Congratulations for a fine job!
EDWARD T. MCCORMICK
President, American Stock Exchange
I have enjoyed your magazine ever since its first publication. With four sons it is sometimes difficult to get to it before it is pretty well used.
We are sports enthusiasts in every field, but particularly in baseball. For this reason we are very happy with your recent emphasis on college baseball. I assume you will now move into the Little League.
RICHARD H. FORSTER
?The Little Leaguers? Coming up.—ED.
It came as a distinct surprise—and pleasure—to find that somebody, other than myself, knew that there was such a sport as college baseball. Since your June 24th issue recognized that there is such an animal, I sincerely hope you will continue to issue occasional bulletins on this greatly neglected facet of the sporting world.
Even the daily papers treat college baseball as if it was an extension of the obituaries and the Lydia Pinkham ads, and I was developing a complex because I like the sport.
ROBERT M. CLARK
You people are headed in the right direction with regard to publicizing baseball as conducted in colleges these days.
San Diego, Calif.
Such articles will do much for baseball and will do more for boys who have hopes of a baseball career. "Every educated feller ain't a plumb greenhorn."
CHARLES B. PROVENCE
San Diego, Calif.