Sport: Murphy's Mistake

The papers were full of strike threats, but somehow no one could quite believe the talk of a baseball strike. There hadn't been anything like it since 1912 when the great Ty Cobb was suspended for climbing into the grandstand and slugging a fan. Then, 18 Detroit Tigers had gone on a sympathy strike—and the management had broken it in one day by fielding a pickup team of substitutes.

Last week Bob Murphy, the Harvard man who hopes to organize big-league baseball, moved in on Pittsburgh. At first the Pirates' management had seemed willing...

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