Sport: Up Detroit

Last April, in their opening game of the season, the mighty New York Yankees were humiliated by Chubby Dean of the Athletics, a pitcher as obscure as Dizzy and Daffy (no kin) are famed. ''Oh, those things happen," droned U. S. baseball fans, almost to a man agreeing that the World Champion Yankees were a cinch to win the American League pennant for the fifth consecutive year.

Not until last week was the baseball world ready to face facts. After wheezing along for three months—first because of a batting slump, then a pitching slump...

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