Baseball: Goose Eggs from the Orioles

Pitching is supposed to be 75% of the game. So naturally the odds makers installed the Los Angeles Dodgers as 8-to-5 favorites to whip the Baltimore Orioles in last week's World Series. The Dodgers had the two highest-paid starting pitchers in baseball: Sandy Koufax (salary: $130,000), who set a National League record by winning 27 games during the regular season—the most by any lefthander since 1900, and Don Drysdale (salary: $115,000), the burly righthander who recovered from a dismal start to win four out of his last five starts as the Dodgers...

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