Sport: Fuel for the Hot Stove

The one-sided World Series was no sooner over than the hot-stove league got off to a flying start. In the front offices of baseball, the moneymen began shifting managers so fast that a man hardly had time to read the small type in his contract; a fan could spend all winter wondering what had happened to his team. Among the changes:

¶ In Boston, the disappointing Red Sox fired Lou Boudreau, onetime boy wonder with the Cleveland Indians, and called up Michael Franklin ("Pinky") Higgins. A capable third baseman on the champion Red Sox of 1946, Pinky has been managing in the...

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