Sport: Flag Day

At Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, one day last week, 28,000 Kings County baseball fans solemnly sang The Star-Spangled Banner, climax of an elaborate Flag Day ceremony. Then they sat down to watch the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds, running neck & neck for the lead in the National League pennant race.

When the sun had set that afternoon, the Dodgers were one up on the Reds. Luke Hamlin had pitched a two-hit shutout, had chalked up a 2-to-0 victory. But Brooklyn's cheers were all for swart, swaggering, 28-year-old Joe Medwick, who, in his debut with the Dodgers, had driven in one of...

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