Sport: Everybody's Ballplayer

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Next to winning, John J. McGraw liked feuding. During his 30 years as manager, his rough, tough, smart New York Giants won ten National League pennants and seldom finished out of the first-division money. Knockdown, drag-out feuds brightened most of those 30 years.

The McGraw-managed internecine wars packed the parks with cash customers, especially the Polo Grounds when the Brooklyn Dodgers were there. And whenever McGraw led his Christy Mathewsons and Frankie Frischs into Brooklyn, he always made it plain that his club was on a slumming party. By & large, the...