Sport: Spice for the Brownies

"I was their best pitcher. I won nine games for them, three more than their next best. And now they trade me down the river for a couple of left-handed bums who've won one game between them. . . ."

Bobo Newsom was right. He was the Dodgers' best pitcher. But the Old Showboat's arrogance got Manager Leo ("Lippy") Durocher's goat. When it came to a showdown last week—after Bobo's suspension for insubordination had caused a brief "sympathy strike" among his teammates—Dodger Boss Branch Rickey upheld Durocher. Newsom, only three years ago reputed to...

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