Sport: For the Fans

Telephone switchboards at Cleveland newspapers and radio stations lit up like Christmas trees last week. The town's baseball fans had just heard that the Indians were sacking popular Manager Lou Boudreau, and the fans were grabbing telephones to register their wrath. Three years ago, in the regime of Owner Bill Veeck, the club had talked about trading Manager Lou, but backed down when the customers raised the roof. This time there was not much advance warning: Boudreau himself was "shocked."

General Manager Hank Greenberg, a good country slugger in his day but not...

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