Baseball: Oddities for Openers

The start of a new baseball season is a trivia collector's delight. Consider these tidbits last week:

Hank Bauer, manager of the World-Champion Baltimore Orioles, has quit smoking, and is, if possible, even more menacing. Richie Allen, third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, has shaved off his mandarin mustache. There was a possibility that neither Lyndon Johnson nor Hubert Humphrey would be available to throw out the first ball at the Washington Senators' opening game this week—a fact that could not really displease the Senators, who have lost three straight openers with...

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