Sport: Sport: Kudos Nov. 14, 1938

Baseball's best. The Baseball Writers Association of America is a brotherhood of crotchety misogynists (at least during working hours) who refuse to allow women sportswriters to sit in its press boxes. The fraternity enjoys such perquisites as free sojourns in the South during spring training and deluxe road trips during the season (usually as guests of the major-league clubs). In return, the Association's members keep baseball alive by reporting its games at great length and they also perform the annual post-season chore of selecting the "most valuable player" in each major...

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