Sport: To Win Games

The woods are full of onetime baseball managers who have had their professional heads chopped off for finishing worse than first. Yet, for every head that falls, there are always plenty of new candidates willing to stick their own necks out. Last week two of them did so with every sign of willingness. A third, fresh from a grisly experience of his own, kept his collar buttoned tight.

The Brooklyn Dodgers, who came within two games of winning the National League pennant last season, dismissed Manager Burt Shotton, longtime friend of the departed Branch...

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