Landis' Promise

Baseball is carrying on — just barely.

This week the New York Yankees won the 39th (and probably worst) World Series, 4-to-1. The St. Louis Cardinals made ten errors. Millions cheered anyway.

For even bad baseball is baseball. Attendance for the year was off only 6 to 8%; soldiers still get as excited by short wave as they did before most heavy hitters and crack fielders were drafted. Last spring the game's utmost umpire, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, promised that baseball will go on while 18 men are left to play. This week's World Series proved that the promise is being...

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