LETTER from JIM FRANCIS
To the Editor:
Re: Brooks Robinson photo on recent front page:
I watched a lot of baseball on TV around 1970. The single best play I ever saw was in the 1969 All-Star Game.
Johnny Bench hit a rocket down the third-base line. Brooks dove flat out to glove it and threw the ball to first while airborne. It was high and a bit on the second-base side.
Carl Yastrzemski leaped off the bag to catch the throw and swipe-tagged Bench out.