Baseball: $100,000 Worth of Singles

In the age of the impotent bat and the omnipotent pitch, the National League's Cincinnati Reds are a curious anachronism. Their mound staff is a monument to mediocrity, which is why they are a hopeless 15½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. But Red batsmen are rattling the fences from Crosley Field to Candlestick Park. The team batting average is .270, tops in either league by 18 points. Four of their hitters are among the league's top ten; a fifth, Third Baseman Tony Perez, is second only to San Francisco's Willie McCovey...

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