Sport: 149 to Go

"I won't say we'll win the pennant," said Manager Joe McCarthy of the Boston Red Sox this spring, "but I will say this—the Red Sox will make runs." As the 1950 major-league season began last week, McCarthy was proved quite right; after four innings of the opening game, the slugging Sox led the world champion New York Yankees, 9-0. From the Boston viewpoint, the trouble was that later in the game Joe DiMaggio & Co. drove in nine runs in a single inning, eventually won, 15-10.

It seemed to be a hitter's week. In the...

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