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Look It Up, It's Simple Arithmetic

June 29, 1985

Exactly who does Ross Newhan think he is kidding?

In the June 21 Times, he shows a chart claiming the Angels' Reggie Jackson has averaged one home run every 15.24 at-bats.

Try 17.19.

When he hit his 513th home run, it came with 8,820 at-bats. Like some one once said, you could look it up--and I did.

RICHARD BLUE

Hollywood

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader Blue's arithmetic is correct. However, the error was made by The Times' sports copy desk, not Newhan.

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