Sport: It's Nice to Know

Long-faced Manager "Red" Rolfe of the Detroit Tigers knew what was wrong with his ball club. "We lack speed,", he pointed out, "and we're not a long-ball-hitting club. We need five or six hits to make two or three runs." His best pitcher had a sore arm and had not been able to play in a regular game this season. Yet, at week's end, Robert Abial Rolfe's team was somehow leading the American League.

Detroit's good start was no great shock to the baseball pundits. Last year the Tigers finished fourth, ten games off the pace, but over the winter they strengthened...

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