Sport: Robinson Out

Shrewd, humble, honest and prodigiously rotund, Wilbert Robinson has been manager of the Brooklyn Baseball team, named for him "the Robins," since 1913. Before that, as catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, most celebrated team in baseball history, he once bit off an injured thumb so he could finish a game. Last week, the directors of the Brooklyn Club, possibly the most valuable property in the National League, decided they needed a new manager, selected one Maximillian Carnarius ("Max Carey"), onetime Pittsburgh outfielder.

Sixty-four-year-old Wilbert Robinson is so well known in Brooklyn that,...

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