Sport: Pond and Berg

The alternating current of Yale's baseball fortunes for 1923 became unexpectedly direct in the closing fortnight. The New Haven team won the championship of the major Eastern intercollegiate triangle mainly by virtue of the curious sidearm delivery of Pitcher " Duck" Pond. Pond, who is a Sophomore, defeated both Princeton and Harvard twice in eleven days.

The final game at the Polo Grounds—Yale 5, Princeton 1—gave "Mo" Berg, Tiger shortstop, difficult opportunities to which he rose so satisfactorily that Brooklyn National League scouts in the stands promptly offered him a Major League...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!