Sport: Buddy Gets Protection

Buddy Rosar was the envy of every catcher in the big leagues. Substituting as first-string backstop for the world-champion New York Yankees while Bill Dickey nursed a bad shoulder, Rosar was behind baseball's No. 1 plate—with $5,000 of World Series swag practically in his mitt. But Buddy, a law-abiding boy, had always wanted to be a cop in Buffalo, N.Y., his hometown. Last fortnight, on the eve of a doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox, Buddy Rosar shuffled off to Buffalo, where he took examinations for the police force (and where, also,...

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