Sport: Oh, Yes, the Yankees

Said beaver-toothed Joe DiMaggio, with a grin: "Seems like it's the first time I've ever been ready for an opening game." No gimpy shoulder, no ulcer complaints, no bad heel troubled him this year: he felt good. If DiMag was ready, so were the New York Yankees. They were co-favorites—along with the Boston Red Sox—to win the American League pennant.

After six weeks of reading about every deep breath and every bad pitch their baseball heroes had taken, the fans settled down to watch the real thing. This week the season was on. Even the Red Sox's taciturn Manager Joe McCarthy (TIME,...

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