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He’s Making a Pitch for Other Great Teams

Red Patterson’s picks (July 18) of the all-time greatest teams were far off base.

What about the Yankees from 1960 through ’64, especially the ’61 team with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, who combined for 115 home runs? Whitey Ford led a solid group of starters with a 25-4 record, and they had a tremendous bullpen, led by Luis Arroyo. They walked all over Cincinnati in five games in the World Series. And this team is not even mentioned.

And how about the Cincinnati team of the mid-'70s? They won back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and ’76, and there are possibly four Hall of Famers on that team.

DELL FRANKLIN

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