Sport: McCarthy's Bloomer Boys

All spring Boston sportwriters leaped on old Joe McCarthy and his Boston Red Sox. They had boomed the Sox as the team to beat in the American League, and the Sox simply had not lived up to their advance notices. The writers dubbed the team the "bloomer boys," and wrote long, helpful columns telling Marse Joe McCarthy, winner of eight pennants for the New York Yankees, how to run a ball club.

At one point, with the Red Sox in the lower division, the rumor got around that Joe had resigned. Reporters found him in his hotel room, naked except for a...

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