Baseball: Sudden Sam, the Shutout Man

It is hardly Samuel Edward McDowell's fault that he is not the most noticeable player in baseball. He goes out of his way to be noticed. A 23-year-old lefthander who pitches for the Cleveland Indians, "Sudden Sam" McDowell can throw a baseball faster than anybody else in the American League, and he stands 6 ft. 5 in. tall—"two inches of which," someone once noted, "is hair." Sam's taste in clothes is provocative. He showed up for work this spring looking like Black Bart—black ranch pants, black coat, black neckerchief, black cowboy boots and black Stetson. As far as Cleveland...

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