Sport: Spring Again

Should an air-raid siren sound "while you're watching a major-league baseball game, don't leave the ball park. A sticker on the back of your seat will tell you what to do. If you are to move at all, red and green arrows will direct you beneath the stands.

Except for this wartime note, broadcast by big-league clubs, the 1942 baseball season opened this week much as usual. Some headliners were missing-notably Detroit's Hank Greenberg, Cleveland's Bob Feller, Washington's Cecil Travis, Philadelphia's Sam Chapman-and many another great ballplayer will follow them to war before the...

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