Sport: Expensive Proof

The Boston Red Sox pay Ted Williams about $110,000 a year for being the best hitter in baseball. In the All-Star game at Chicago's Comiskey Park last week, Ted proved that he can also be one of the finest outfielders in uniform. The price of the demonstration came high for both Boston and Ted Williams.

Going after a soaring first-inning smash by Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner, Ted threw himself high and hard against the left-field wall. He caught the ball, and went on to play for eight innings, driving in a run and making another hair-raising catch. But his left elbow hurt. After...

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