I salute you on your series The Art of Race Riding (SI, June 17 et seq.).
Your superb treatment of this little-known subject distinguishes the race rider from the rest of the athletic world in intelligence and sensitivity.
Congratulations also to Robert Riger for his splendid, most informative drawings.
BASEBALL: FAIR REPRESENTATION
Congratulations to Representative Kenneth Keating for presenting such a clear and comprehensive analysis of the problems facing professional sports and for introducing a sound approach to solving these problems (A Square Deal for Sports, SI, June 17).
I certainly hope SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will give the Congressman an opportunity to sum things up for its readers when the hearings are finally completed.
CLIFFTON E. BLOOM
BASEBALL: TEAM PLAY
Photographer John Zimmerman and Writer Robert Creamer did a superb job of analyzing the technique of hitting in Skills of the Hitter (SI, June 17). To me this represented the finest melding of action pictures and interpretative text you have had on baseball. I had been waiting for something like this for a long time.
ROBERT G. H. TRENTER
BASEBALL: EYE OPENER
Les Woodcock's article Phenomenal Philadelphia (SI, June 24) crystallized for me the reason that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has continued to be the most absorbing magazine I read. I had the Phillies tabbed for seventh place, and Les's fine story explained why I am in Bobby Bragan's class when it comes to prognostication.
BASEBALL: SAY IT WITH SIGNALS
In reply to G. B. Hayes of Los Angeles who wants his baseball speeded up:
Just where is G. B. H. rushing to from his TV set? During the winter I'm a Boston Bruins hockey fan—which certainly is a whiz sport—but, comes the good old summertime, take me out to the ball game, and I mean out to the ball park in person, not slumped in a chair in a darkened room with a hot TV set, and I mean for batting practice, too. The world, people, things, etc., are rushing all the time, but why in heaven's name put baseball in the same squirrel cage? I'm crowded right now.
?Mr. Macpherson's signal, cut out from Yachting Heraldry (SI, July 1), spells "You should go ahead easy."—ED.