Sport: Great Expectations

"As far as his hitting goes," bubbled Yankee Manager Casey Stengel, "he's a big-league outfielder right now. He can run the bases, and his speed kind of keeps you on edge. His arm is so strong he doesn't have to think out there. All he'll have to do is throw the ball in." Optimistic Manager Stengel was talking about Rookie Outfielder Mickey Mantle, 19, the beaming, spring-legged kid just up from Joplin, Mo. (Class C). And by all accounts, Stengel knew what he was talking about.

Last week Switch-Hitter Mantle, with the free & easy...

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