Sport: Double Trouble

The practice of avoiding doubleheaders by scheduling morning and afternoon games instead (and incidentally collecting two admissions) is an Ebbets Field custom that has long irked Brooklyn fans. With a grand chance to win his constituents' esteem, Brooklyn Assemblyman Lawrence P. Murphy, a Democrat, introduced a bill in the New York State legislature last winter to prohibit such splitting of doubleheaders. Amid outraged cries from the Dodger front office ("An improper exercise of police power"), the bill passed both houses. Then it went to Governor Dewey for signature.

Last week, after pondering the matter for 20 days, Tom Dewey agreed...

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