Sport: Five-Cent Series

In the long and complex annals of big-league baseball, most famed recovery was that made by the Boston Braves in 1914.

In last place on July 4 that year, they were in first place when the season ended, went on to win four straight games in the World Series. For the past month contemporary baseball addicts have been in a state of sustained agitation over a recovery which in many ways compares favorably with the performance by the Braves of 1914.

On July 15, the New York Giants were fifth in National League standing. Last...

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