I want to thank Bob Oates and Marsha Traeger for the superb story and pictures of a man who epitomizes "the quality of courage," Roy Campanella. As a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, my grandfather and father would take me to Ebbets Field to watch my idol, Campy, throw out runners attempting to steal.
Years later, I moved to Los Angeles and became an administrator with court schools. One night I saw Roy Campanella in a Woodland Hills restaurant. Several days later I wrote the wheelchair-bound Campanella a letter asking if would visit our school and share some of his experience, strength and hope with our incarcerated youngsters.
Campy didn't need a second invitation. He visited two of our schools and, as far as our students and staff were concerned, Campy became the most valuable player for the fourth time.
STUART A. CANNOLD