Sport: Big League

After World War I, baseball drew a big crop of rookies who pushed aside the veterans of their day and made names for themselves. Ever since World War II, the fans have been waiting for it to happen again. Instead, they have seen spring wonders fade like morning glories in July. But by last week, as the season reached midpoint, a handful of rookies had not only won regular jobs but fans as well. They looked like the cream of the best new crop in years.

The Cleveland Indians have the biggest harvest in huge First Baseman Lucius ("Luke") Easter and stocky...

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