REFLECTIONS: Cultural Notes

A lot of quaint old American customs were turning up in Europe, bringing new romance and excitement to the increasingly prosaic continent. ¶At Rome's Stadio Nazionale. some 12,000 puzzled fans witnessed Europe's first international Pallabase (baseball) game. Urged by loudspeakers "not to be angry with any decisions made, because baseball is a highly technical game," they watched in awe and bewilderment as a team of Spanish all-stars trounced Italy's home club 7 to 3. High point of the game: Spanish Outfielder Antonio Casals' seventh-inning fuori di campo (home run). He was no Joe DiMaggio: his modest drive down the...

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