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Eric LeGrand is an inspiration. His fortitude and determination to walk again have encouraged me to push forward, no matter the circumstances. If LeGrand can have a fighting spirit after everything he has been through, I can surely endure life's minor irritations.
Joseph Morra, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
I was in the stands at Rutgers's stadium on Oct. 29 to see LeGrand lead the Scarlet Knights onto the field, but the image on your cover made me appreciate the moment even more. After a year in which some of the worst aspects of college sports were front-page news, it was fitting that your year-end cover showed one of the best aspects of them.
I read your tribute to the athletes who died over the past year (The Farewells, Dec. 26) and noticed there was no mention of Wes Leonard, the Fennville (Mich.) High basketball star who collapsed and died at age 16 after making the game-winning shot to end his team's perfect season. It's a shame that this young man's life ended so tragically.
East Rochester, N.Y.
As a St. Louis Browns fan, I appreciated seeing Marty Marion in a Browns uniform, though a photo of Marion as a St. Louis Cardinal would have been more appropriate. While Marion played 70 games for the Browns and managed them in 259, he played the majority of his career, 1,502 games, for the Cardinals.