Sport: An Error for Connie

Connie Mack has missed very few bets in his 44 years with the Philadelphia Athletics. But he gave up too soon on Al Benton. Ten years ago he shunted the big, happy-go-lucky pitcher off to the minors. In exile, 6-ft.-4 Al worked for Williamsport, Albany, Chattanooga, Memphis, Toledo. Gradually, he cured a sore arm and came up again, this time with the Detroit Tigers. As their grade-A relief pitcher, he averaged over 150 innings a season, and saved many a game, from 1939 through 1942.

Now back with the Tigers after two...

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