Sport: Decline & Fall

The chapfallen Dodgers shuffled off to Japan. "We'll win every game." said Captain Pee Wee Reese, just as if it mattered. Back in Manhattan, Charles Dillon Stengel creased his 66-year-old wrinkles in a broad grin. Retire? Well, he might have said something about it. But the fact was that he had just signed a -new contract to manage the Yankees for another two years at a fat $80,000 a year. What were 66 years to a man who had just won his sixth World Series and seventh pennant in eight years as the Yankees'...

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