Sport: Seesaw Series

The Brooklyn Dodgers had never won a World Series. For the exasperated fans of the 15 other teams in the majors, it was hard to remember when the New York Yankees had lost one. In that sense, the two clubs seemed made for each other last week as they moved into the annual climax of a nation's baseball frenzy.

After they had begun hammering away, the impression still held good, but a delicate question had been added: Exactly who was made for whom? The Series itself was a fan's dream, a succession of cliffhanging,...

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