EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of an editing error, the parameters should also have included the limitation that the hitters had fewer than 500 strikeouts—in which case the original grouping (Pujols, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial) would have been correct.
Phil Taylor's story about former Olympic basketball player Robert Jeangerard (POINT AFTER, June 8) touched my heart. My father died with Alzheimer's, and as the disease progressed we all heard the stories over and over about his American Legion baseball team and his Michigan Tech basketball and track accomplishments. Those stories seemed to be the only thing he could remember.
Susan Guy, Kalkaska, Mich.
Incidents like Jeangerard's wandering off may be dealt with more easily in the very near future. GTX, a technology company, and Aetrex Worldwide, a footwear company, have announced plans for shoes containing a GPS chip that will allow family members or safety personnel to locate anyone wearing the shoes through online tracking software. The technology additionally includes "geo-fence" capabilities, triggering an automatic alert if the individual crosses a set perimeter around his home or neighborhood. I'm the director of George Mason's program in assisted living/senior housing administration, and I served as an adviser in the development of this product.
Andrew Carle, Fairfax, Va.
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