Baseball: Plus

The French are fond of saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Too bad the French don't care about baseball—their old saw suggests that they have a natural feeling for how the game goes.

As the 1968 season got under way last week, Carl Yastrzemski, who clouted 44 home runs for the Boston Red Sox last year, picked up right where he left off by belting two in his very first game. Harmon Killebrew, who matched Yaz with 44 for the Minnesota Twins, also collected two homers last week, although he needed two games to...

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