Sport: A Natural

Spectacled, scholarly looking Pitcher Jim Konstanty never had the mow-'emdown speed of Dizzy Dean nor the big sweeping curve of Lefty Grove. This year he never so much as started a game for the Phillies until the World Series came along, and he lost that in a 1-0 heartbreaker. But last week big Righthander Konstanty was voted the Most Valuable Player in the National League.

Konstanty's selection was a natural: without his ever-ready arm, Philadelphia could never have won its first National League pennant in 35 years. As a relief pitcher, Konstanty was called...

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