Why is it that no matter how well the White Sox are doing they play second fiddle to every other ball club in the league? They have been the best team in baseball this year and all anyone talks about is how long can they keep it up. Am I missing something living in Mass.? --Frank Smith, Holbrook, Mass.
After the sweep over the Dodgers, I think they'll turn more heads in Chicago and other places.
What was the starting lineup for the '59 Go-Go White Sox and their top four pitchers? --Kevin Ruhnke, Norwalk, Conn.
The World Series lineup:
SS Luis Aparacio (batted second in Game 4)
2B Nellie Fox (batted third in Game 4)
OF Jim Landis (also batted leadoff in Game 4)
1B Ted Kluszewski
C Sherm Lollar
3B Bill Goodman/OF Al Smith
3B Bubba Phillips/Smith
OF Jim Rivera/Jim McAnany
The top pitchers:
In 1959, I was 17. My friends and I were among the thousands who showed up at Midway Airport when the Sox won the pennant. I read that one of the '59 players that celebrated last weekend was Jim Rivera. What has he been up to during the past 45 years? --Bill Knapp, Jamestown, R.I.
Jim Rivera is living in South Bend, Ind., and "taking it easy," he told the Tribune's Fred Mitchell.