Mike Harrington's column, "McDonald Among Four Callups" ( 9/7 ) and the 1999 Buffalo Bisons Final Report Card included in his column, "August Upswing Was Salvage Operation for the Herd" ( 9/8 ), were excellent. Mike captured the essence of the season as it was filled with highs and lows.
One thing was missing, however, from these newsworthy items and it was not the fault of Mr. Harrington but that of the Cleveland Indians. They failed to promote Bill Selby. During this mediocre season, Bill was the one player who gave his all at all times. He played various positions with as much expertise as other, more heralded players. He produced when others moped about not being called up earlier or about being sent down. John McDonald, Jolbert Cabrera, Tom Martin and Davis Riske -- the four who were called up -- may have had their moments but Bill Selby was most valuable. His name should have been called too!
J. PAUL SYNOR