Sport: The Big Guy

(See Cover)

The centerfielder of the New York Yankees had the worst charley horse he could remember. He wore a thick bandage over his left thigh (to support the strained muscles) and a second bandage around his middle to hold up the first one. Said Joseph Paul DiMaggio, more in simple fact than in complaint: "I feel like a mummy."

On any ordinary day such aches & pains would have put Centerfielder DiMaggio out of the lineup. But no day last week was an ordinary one in the American League. The Yankees were fighting for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!