Sport: Stretch Run

All summer long, the world champion Dodgers lurched, stumbled and staggered. All summer long, the Milwaukee Braves played steady, unspectacular ball. Early last week, still one game behind the Braves, Manager Walter Alston put all his chips on a pitcher who almost hadn't been there: blue-jawed, saturnine Salvatore Anthony Maglie. Cast off by the Giants, picked up by the Cleveland Indians and cast off again, ancient (39) Sal Maglie had been bought by Brooklyn only as possible second-line insurance. On that chilly evening last week, Maglie kept his hairline curve under perfect control,...

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