Sport: Scoreboard, may 20, 1957

¶ Sick of seeing his team tied like a tin can to the tail of the American League, the Washington Senators' President Calvin Griffith tried an old-fashioned remedy: he fired the manager. Chuck Dressen was relieved of his squad of second-raters, offered a front-office job, and replaced by Senator Coach Cookie Lavagetto. Said Cookie: "This is sickening." Said Chuck: "This is baseball."

¶ After telling a Texas audience that the major leagues "must be extended from coast to coast, from north to south." Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick heard that San Francisco's Mayor George...

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