LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
To the Editors:
Being a huge baseball fan, I enjoyed your article "Predicting a
Baseball's Path" (May-June) by A. Terry Bahill, David G.
Baldwin and Jayendran Venkateswaran. I thought American
Scientist readers might like to know what Baldwin looked like
when he played major league baseball. The image on the back of
Baldwin's 1969 baseball card has always stuck with me, and it tied
in nicely with another article, "Dinosaurs as a Cultural
Phenomenon" (Marginalia, also May-June) by Keith
Stewart Thomson. From Baldwin's record, he knows firsthand just how
difficult it is to hit a baseball at the major league level—he
was 1 for 15 in his career as a hitter.
Downers Grove, Illinois