Baseball: It Ain't What They Do It's the Way That They Do It

Things were bad enough last year, when Casey Stengel's fledgling New York Mets earned a certain immortality by losing more games (120) than any other team in the history of modern major-league baseball. They had their laughs, though—like the time "Marvelous Marv" Throneberry walloped a triple and failed to touch either first or second base. But all that was going to change this year. The lineup was full of fierce young rookies, Oldtime Slugger Duke Snider (389 lifetime homers) was on hand from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Mets' owner, Mrs....

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