Baseball: Cardinals in Spring Plumage

Seeing was the only way to believe what was going on in the National League last week. Who would have figured that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants, the two teams most experts figure to fight it out for the pennant, would rank No. 7 and No. 10? That Pittsburgh's Matty Alou, who led the National League in batting last year with a .342 average, would be hitting .217? That San Francisco Pitcher Juan Marichal, winner of 93 games over the past four seasons, would be sporting an 0-3 record and an earned-run average of 6.38? Or...

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