Sport: Gab

A new rule of big-league baseball prohibits players on the field from talking to anyone in the stands. It is intended to discourage gamblers from getting information from the players. Baseball players resent the rule because it prevents what used to be a pleasant pastime—chatting with relatives or admirers while practicing before the game. Last week there occurred two notable infractions of the grandstand talking rule.

In Cincinnati, Manager Charles Evard ("Gabby") Street of the world's champion St. Louis Cardinals saw a friend in a front box. Wearing his uniform, he went over...

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