Sport: Eleven to Go

Two days after Labor Day, the World Champion New York Yankees led the Cleveland Indians by 3½ games; in the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers led the New York Giants by a comfortable 8. At that stage, most Giant and Indian fans were ready to concede the pennants to the front runners. But this week, in what was fast becoming the hottest pair of pennant races in years, both Cleveland and the never-say-die Giants were still pounding hard at the leaders' heels.

Cleveland Manager Al Lopez had closed the gap to half a game at...

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