Sport: Catcher's Kids

One o'cat* is played mostly in the country. Urchins borrow pitching gloves worn by their fathers through a career on the highschool nine, gather in a meadow, "measure a bat" for first up, compete through long summer mornings with protesting squeals and squawks that stir the catbirds to caustic music.

In Manhattan, pasty-faced children are more usually content to cry and squabble over tootsie rolls. Not, however, the' brawny sons of Albert Devormer, famed catcher for the New York Giants. They, Earl, 8, and Oral, 9, are accustomed to gather about them their...

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