Sport: Grimm Business

One of baseball's gaggiest managers could find little to gag about last week. On the very day he placed as the third most playful pilot on a baseball writers' poll, Charlie Grimm watched his Chicago Cubs take their 13th consecutive licking. It tied the worst early-season losing streak in the majors, set by the Washington Senators in 1904.

"Jolly Cholly" Grimm had, in effect, asked for it. He had been invited to manage the Cubs by their owner P. K. Wrigley after they had already lost ten games and Manager Jimmy Wilson had been ousted. As soon as he could find...