Sport: Big-Time Little League

All summer long, some 200,000 baseball players have battled each other to get to Williamsport, Pa. (pop. 45,000). Organized in more than 11,000 teams in the U.S. and its territories, Canada, Cuba and the far Pacific, they played under familiar club names—Yankees, Braves, Tigers, most of the big-league roll call. Less than one team out of each thousand finally made it to Williamsport last week. A few days later, after six teams had been eliminated, the two surviving clubs met in a final game for the world championship. Some 8,500 hoarse fans, burning...

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