Sport: Batter Up!

Crooner Bing Crosby and 29,427 other baseball fans shivered in their topcoats. Said Bing: "This ain't fit weather . . . they ought to throw put a football." The thing that Rip ("Blooper Ball") Sewell tossed at the Chicago Cubs may have looked like a football but it wasn't, and Crosby's Pirates (Bing owns about 20% of the Pittsburgh club) won their opening game, 1-0.

Even more impressive was Cincinnati's human skeleton, 6 ft.-5 in. Ewell Blackwell. He looked remarkably like the National League's best pitcher, putting the mighty St. Louis Cardinals to bed...

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