Sport: Pitcher's Heyday

Since Babe Ruth's time, the American League has been measuring its muscle in terms of home runs and base hits. But by last week, with the season a third gone, it was plain that pitchers were replacing hitters as the strong men. With nothing much to brag about except their twirlers, the Tigers and Yankees were several lengths in front of the field. With every club congratulating itself on at least one star pitcher, 43 of 191 games were shutouts. The big names: Newhouser, Borowy, Leonard, Christopher—and an easygoing, hearty-eating rookie from Mississippi...

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