Sport: The Graceful Giants

(See Cover) These are the golden years for baseball, football and basketball, the big three of U.S. professional sport. Major-league baseball, expanded from coast to coast, has at last become national. Pro football, unequaled in its combination of violence and cunning, plays in stadiums that have been sold out for weeks in advance. Basketball, pro and amateur, is booming as never before.

Baseball has changed little since Babe Ruth first started swatting home runs over fences; football has been largely content to find new uses for old techniques of the pass and the T...

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