Sport: Slugger with a Jinx

For baseball's best hitter, Waterloo is spelled Chicago. Tommy Holmes has found it hard to buy a hit at Wrigley Field all season, and last week his jinx park stopped him again—after he had hit safely in 37 straight games to bust Rogers Hornsby's modern National League record of 33. (Anyhow, the Boston Braves's roly-poly, 180-lb. right fielder had modestly figured Wee Willie Keeler's ancient 44-game mark as his goal, and had not seriously hoped that his luck would hang around until he caught Joe DiMaggio's American League record of 56.)

Records notwithstanding, by...