Sport: The Old Brain

The reason the St. Louis Cardinals give night sweats to managers of other National League clubs is Branch Rickey, a chunky, bespectacled David Harumish man of 60, who is referred to with awed hush in organized baseball as "the Brain." Branch Rickey is full of endless surprises. As vice president and general manager of the Cards, he whisks forth young players nobody ever heard of and makes stars of them; he sells established stars to other clubs for huge sums and laughs when the stars fail to come through for their new owners. To the fury of the St. Louis fans,...

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