Sport: Streetcar Series

Whatever happened in the World Series would be an anticlimax. For the first time since 1908 the American League pennant race had gone smack down to the wire; on the last day of the season, after 153 games, the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Browns were even Stephen, with 88 wins and 65 losses apiece.

Threatened with rain, the Tigers started their game against the last-place Washington Senators an hour early. The opposing pitcher, 34-year-old Knuckleballer Dutch Leonard hadn't beaten the Tigers in three years. By the time the Browns went to work against...

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