Sport: On Army Beans

Baseball's Paul Bunyan is Sergeant Charley Cronin. He keeps on mowing 'em down. Last week he had won 69 straight games in three years of Army pitching (including a recent victory over Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League). The Fort Lewis (Wash.) pitcher is a 30-year-old ex-minor leaguer, who won 24, lost 19 with Springfield of the Three-I League before retiring with a sore arm. The St. Louis Browns, the Cardinals and Detroit had liked his fast ball but labeled him too frail (150 lbs.) to stand the gaff. On Army beans, he has gained 20 lbs., and made...

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