A Letter From the Publisher: Jul. 13, 1987

A strand of pearls clings to her red TIME T shirt and beads of perspiration moisten her brow, but the figure crouched behind home plate is meticulous and imperturbable. Even on the diamond as catcher for TIME's softball team, Chief of Research Betty Satterwhite Sutter exudes the calm presence that she carries through hectic workdays. "I've been playing softball since I was eleven," says Satterwhite, who once won the team's most-improved-player award. "It helps me feel young. Besides, the camaraderie on our team, with people you work and play with, carries over into the office and helps me get through the...