Forum, May 17, 1976

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

To the Editors:

Babe Ruth and Yankee Stadium symbolize the all-time greats of the national game [April 26]. Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher, but in the American League today pitchers never come to bat. This great talent would never have been discovered today. Let's get rid of that "designated hitter" rule and a new great batting talent might be discovered.

Charles F. Post Pacific Grove, Calif.

Every time a batter gets a hit off Andy Messersmith or any other million-dollar pitcher, he should be given...

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