Sport: Blame It on the Majors

His team had just won the Southwest conference baseball championship for the 31st time in 42 years, but the University of Texas' Coach August Bibb Falk, 58, sounded like a man who had hot heard the score. "It's a 'five out' team," he snarled around the butt of his cigar. "Five men don't get on base enough to count. Besides that, we don't have any power. Why, we have a shortstop and second baseman hitting .300—that is, they're hitting .150 apiece."

"What about next year?" asked a wellwisher, trying to ease the agony. "The...

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