Sport: Pirates

In Pittsburgh last week the sport market was booming. Citizens who did not know a bunt from a pop fly jabbered baseball and watched the box scores of the local Pirates, recently quoted odds-on favorites to win the National League pennant—something that has not come Pittsburgh's way since 1927.

Furthermore, Pittsburgh's other Pirates, professional footballers, announced that they were headed for the championship of the National Football League this fall. Reason: Owner Art Rooney, whose hunches on horse races have brought him a fortune, had at long last succeeded in signing Colorado's Byron...

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