Sport: At the Waldorf

For two days last week baseball's major-league club owners sat in secret session in Manhattan's swank Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, solemnly plotting the 1939 course of the U. S. national game. Meanwhile baseball's henchmen—managers, scouts, oldtimers, sportswriters, votaries—set up their "hot stove" in the Waldorf's elegant lobby, toasted the crumbs that fell from the sovereigns' table.

American League bigwigs, following in the four-year-old tracks of the National League, granted the Cleveland and Philadelphia clubs permission to play seven home games apiece under lights next year.* Both leagues compromised on a uniform ball for 1939: an...

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