Sport: Western Dream

In baseball parks from Seattle to San Diego, the turnstiles were spinning. With 34% more population to draw on than before the war, attendance in the bustling Pacific Coast League was running well ahead of last year (1946's record total: 3,718,716). But was this proof that the P.C.L. had outgrown its minor-league uniforms? All sport attendance figures were in the clouds—and there was no denying that it took a pretty big customer to fill a major-league suit.

Even so, West Coast baseball men insisted, they were sick & tired of serving as blood donors...

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