Sport: Scoreboard, Apr. 20, 1953

¶ ln Cincinnati, after Washington's American League opening game was rained out, the newly named "Redlegs" lost to the newly resettled (from Boston to Milwaukee) Braves, 2-0, as the 1953 baseball season officially got under way. ¶ln Manhattan, after losing the first game of the playoff, the Minneapolis Lakers whipped the New York Knickerbockers four straight for the National Basketball Association championship the fourth Laker title in five years iln Pocatello, the Idaho State boxing team, with the aid of its Olympic boxer, Ellsworth ("Spider") Webb, won the N.C.A.A. title from Wisconsin, 25-19 ¶ At Bowie, Md., in a...

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