Sport: Last of a Giant

A solid, squatty Irishman with a red face and a bull neck, John Joseph McGraw looks very much like what he was until last week—manager of one of the most famous baseball teams in history, the New York Giants. He has a sharp way of squinting his hard blue eyes, as though he were looking into the sun, a gruff, arrogant way of speaking. There was only a touch of his hardness, his arrogance in a typewritten message which Manager McGraw last week gave out to the Press in the grimy club offices of...

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