Sport: Scoreboard, Jun. 15, 1953

¶ In Pittsburgh, canny Branch Rickey, general manager of the Pirates, traded his most valuable gate attraction, Outfielder Ralph Kiner (and three other players) to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for six players and a bundle of cash. In Slugger Kiner, 30, the Cubs drew a home-run champion of the major leagues for the last six years, promptly put him to work in the same outfield with Hank Sauer who tied Kiner in homers last year (37). Chicago also picked up Kiner's $75,000 salary, second highest in baseball (after St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial's). Rickey was estimated to have reduced his...

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