Letters: Jun. 24, 1966

Juan for President, or Mayor

Sir: A superb cover story on Juan Marichal [June 10]. Bat-swinging incidents and beanballs are unpleasant but real phenomena of baseball. Any one incident, such as the Marichal-Roseboro affair, will not live long in anyone's memory. The memory that will linger is that at one time Juan Marichal was indeed "the best right arm in baseball."

NICHOLAS R. LANG Staten Island, N.Y.

Sir: A basic component of greatness in baseball is longevity. Juan Marichal's skillful assortment of pitches and love of the game ensure his being a 20-game winner...

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