Sport: Schoolmasters

A pair of oldtime baseballers, headliners of another day, stepped back into harness last week.

In Phoenix, Ariz., 54-year-old Walter ("Dutch") Reuther, great southpaw pitcher of the 1920s, marched out to the mound. His assignment: to make a pitcher out of the New York Giants' young Clint Hartung, who could put plenty of speed on a ball but not a wrinkle of a curve. Just a year ago in spring training, Hartung (then an outfielder) was hailed as the most promising rookie of the year; but when it became apparent early in the season...

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