Sport: Frick for Heydler

When President John Arnold Heydler of the National League last fortnight revealed that he had employed spies to report on the honesty of the final baseball games of the season, club-owners indignantly considered such action a serious slur on the sport. President Heydler, a onetime umpire, credited with inventing the practice of keeping baseball batting averages, promptly resigned from the job he has held since 1918, gave poor health as his reason.

Meeting in Manhattan last week, the National League's club-owners remorsefully accepted his resignation, created for him the position of chairman of...

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