Baseball: With Trauma, Stress & It

"I am resetting the club right now, with the idea that Sandy won't be with us." So spoke disconsolate Buzzie Bavasi, the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, after doctors last April diagnosed the pain and swelling in Sandy Koufax' pitching elbow as a "traumatic arthritic condition" that flares up "under repeated stress."

As things turned out, Sandy has been very much with them and the Dodgers have been with it—at week's end they were leading the National League. Koufax has not missed his turn in the pitching rotation all season. And...

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