Sport: Wooden War

After tremendous ballyhoo, the world series, a war of bats, began —New York against St. Louis, the Yankees against the Cardinals, in New York.

First Game. It was a muggy day. Kenesaw Mountain Landis ate ham sandwiches rapidly and had his picture taken. Jack Dempsey, spectator, twisted his battered face into a smile. Sombre Rogers Hornsby, manager and second baseman of the Cardinals, came up to bat, pushed back his cap, was cheered for two and a half minutes. The first and most exciting inning of the game ended with one run for...

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