Sport: Four Straight

Before last week's World Series many a baseball fan, particularly in Cincinnati, thought the Reds had a chance to beat the Yankees. For precedent they pointed to 1914. In that brave year the Boston Braves, depending almost entirely on two brilliant pitchers (just as the Reds did this year), trounced the walloping Philadelphia Athletics, rated—with their hundred-thousand-dollar infield—the greatest team in major-league history (just as the Yankees are today). Such wishful fans cited the fact that, out of 34 World Series, 13 had been nabbed with just two pitchers winning the necessary four...

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