Sport: Big Leaguers at Last

For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth.

—Exodus 8:17

All Milwaukee was shouting the same Scripture last week. For Henry Louis Aaron, a lithe young Negro outfielder, stretched out his hand, smote an eleventh-inning pitch into the center-field bleachers, beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, and cured a civic inferiority complex. After predicting it brashly for five summers, Milwaukee citizens finally saw their boast come true. The Braves had won a National League pennant.

At least 10,000 people swarmed down Wisconsin Avenue. A young girl held...

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