Sport: Midseason Form

The New York Yankees' Outfielder Joe DiMaggio, usually as closemouthed as a Russian diplomat, took a preliminary sniff of the Fourth of July weather last week and made his pick. "It will be a finish fight between the Red Sox and us," said Joe. Then, with a look at the American League leaders: "The White Sox will make trouble right to the end, but they are not going to win, because when [Manager] Paul Richards will need his pitching most it will sag."

By week's end DiMaggio's predictions were beginning to look pretty good....

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