Sport: Stark Despair

Albert D. ("Dolly") Stark was born on Manhattan's lower East Side, son of a second-hand clothes dealer who never had enough spare stock to supply his son with a coat to match his trousers. Small Stark envied the boy who lived across the street, whose name was Walter Winchell, and who owned a Buster Brown suit of blue serge. When he grew up Dolly Stark became a professional baseball player. He gave it up in 1921, went to Dartmouth as basketball coach three years later, kept up his interest in baseball by umpiring summers....

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