Sport: Southpaw

As the major-league baseball teams passed the season's one-third mark last week, the leading pitcher was neither Bob Feller, Hal Newhouser, Harry Brecheen nor Ewell Blackwell, nor any of the other established celebrities of the mound. On the figures, the best pitcher was a hooknosed, six-foot left-hander named Warren Spahn; habitat Braves Field, Gaffney Street, Boston.

This week, against Pittsburgh's plummeting Pirates, 26-year-old Pitcher Spahn spun his tenth win, breezing through with six strikeouts. That put him one up on Cincinnati's smart Right-Hander Blackwell, two up on Cleveland's swift Feller, and halfway to...

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