Sport: Larry Says Goodbye

At first,, no one quite believed Yankee Boss Larry MacPhail when he said he was through (TIME, Oct. 13). Not that MacPhail, tearful and waving an empty beer bottle, had not made it plain: "That's it, goddamit, that's my retirement," he roared in the first moment of the Yankees' World Series victory. Even Dan Topping and Del Webb, Larry's wealthy co-partners, were disbelieving. "He's a sentimental fellow," said Topping. "I wouldn't put too much stock in what he's saying now."

Twenty-four hours later, there was no doubt that MacPhail was out, though not, as he had first declared, "just because I wanna...

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