Transport: Fight in Flight

Over New Toronto, Ontario, late one night last week, an airplane zig-zagged back & forth to the mild alarm of townsmen, who feared the pilot was lost. Much greater would have been their alarm if they had known that inside the lurching plane its pilot and his one small assistant were desperately fending off the attack of a bull-strong U. S. baseball player who had suddenly become a growling, biting sadist.

The berserk athlete was Outfielder Leonard ("Len") Koenecke, 31, onetime railroad fireman noted among his Brooklyn...