Sport: Semi-Pros

Beneath the upper crust of professional U. S. baseball is a goulash of minor-league clubs that range from Class AA down to Class D. Bottom crust is composed of 25,000 teams and 400,000 players rolled into an organization called the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress.

At Wichita, Kans. last week, 26 of the best sand-lot teams in the country, the winners of district, State and regional contests, batted it out under floodlights for the U. S. semi-pro championship. After a two-week round robin, the Buford (Ga.) Bona Allens, who came to the tournament with a record...

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