Sport: Slaughter & Co.

It is strictly against the rules to feed a race horse little white pills to give it more pep. In baseball, not so. Last spring Manager Billy Southworth of the St. Louis Cardinals began dosing his players with vitamin B1 pills. Last week, as the baseball season neared its eighth week, the hopped-up Redbirds were going lickety-split in the National League pennant race.

Out in front, two games ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers and 13 ahead of the World Champion Cincinnati Reds, the Cardinals had set the league's high winning streak, eleven games...

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