Sport: All Is Forgiven

Baseball's 18 bad boys, who went over the hill to the ill-fated Mexican League, had sat out in the cold for three years. Barred from organized baseball, Max Lanier, ex-pitching star for the St. Louis Cardinals, made a living with Drummondville of the outlaw Quebec Provincial League; ex-Dodger Catcher Mickey Owen tried his hand as an auctioneer and played semi-pro ball in South Dakota; others played for peanuts in Venezuela.

This week, with baseball's vulnerable "reserve clause" contracts (TIME, Feb. 21) still under fire and $2,800,000 in law suits pending, Commissioner A. B....

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