Baseball: Heroic Tale

There are those who hold that the World Series is one of the most exquisite tortures devised by man. Take two baseball teams, put them through a grueling, 162-game pennant race, then pit them against one another in a short, four-out-of-seven series with the world championship riding on the outcome. No wonder the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers committed six errors in one game last year, three of them by Outfielder Willie Davis. And yet more often than not, all the fierce pressure produces some of the year's best baseball and brightest heroes—as...

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