Sport: The Wrist-Hitter

In the wildly unpredictable street fight for the National League lead, the Milwaukee Braves were last week's gang to beat. After a shaky start the Braves' pitching staff was beginning to live up to preseason expectations, and from second base old (34) ex-Giant Red Schoendienst was spreading his old pro's confidence to the whole team. But the man mainly responsible for the Braves' surge into first place was a lithe Negro outfielder named Hank Aaron, who is hitting the baseball better and more often than any man in the National League.

Hank Aaron is a predictable quantity—he gets his quota of base...

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