Just to follow up Nate Bloom (Letters, June 8), the New York Yankees were also a football team, they played in the late forties, and some of their players joined the original NFL teams when the Yankees disbanded their franchise. Among the notables was a running back by the name of Buddy Young, who transferred to the Baltimore Colts. He was a great football player in his day and set the tone for the iconic Jimmy Brown of the Cleveland Browns.
New York was the true center of sports and it still is. No other city will ever come close in having so many legends in all types of major sports as New York City had and still has, even today.