Sport: Pennant Parade

It was the hottest pennant race in years. With less than a month to go, four teams were as good as tied for the American League lead. Detroit had the pitching, Boston the hitting. Just what kept New York and St. Louis up there, nobody knew, but it was no secret that Managers Joe McCarthy and Luke Sewell had performed small miracles with mediocre material.

Through August and the Labor Day doubleheaders, the Detroit Tigers had set an eye-catching pace. Nine games back in fifth place on Aug. 1, the Tigers had since roared...

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