A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 11, 1964

MARSH CLARK was the star pitcher for the St. James School in Maryland, although all he really had was a curve. His fastball was so slow that it tended to delay the game. That hardly qualifies Chicago Correspondent Clark as an expert on baseball, but one thing that helped to make him the right man to report this week's cover story is the fact that he is the TIME editorial staff's No. 1 baseball fan.

Marsh has been going to ball games since he was old enough to tell a ball from a bat. He...

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