Sport: Giant Socks

One day last week a panting New York baseball fan, fearing that what he had just heard on the radio might have been another Orson Welles fantasy, telephoned the Columbia Broadcasting studios, asked if they really had broadcast a game between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Reds. What he had heard: the feeble Giants, who have been flopping around in the second division of the National League all season, had just whammed out seven homeruns in three innings—five of them in one inning, three of them in succession—against the powerful, League-leading Cincinnati Reds.

No less astonished were the...

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