Sport: Batsmen

The baseball season always begins on a cold grey day. Celebrities with stiff fingers and blue noses wish they hadn't promised to throw in the first ball. President Coolidge in a brown fedora, Mayor Walker in spats, Mayor Mackay of Philadelphia in his winter overcoat, tossed in the new white balls and in New York, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, the games began. Mostly the crowds yelled to keep warm, but in Manhattan they had another reason. Before them occurred a dramatic happening.

For years the managers of the New York clubs have been trying to develop a...

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