Sport: Behind the Eight Ball

"One is too young to know what they've done to him, the other so old he doesn't care." Thus a New York sportswriter summed up last week's big baseball news. The "one too young" was 24-year-old Lou Boudreau, shortstop of the Cleveland Indians. The "one so old" was 60-year-old Hans Lobert, coach of the Philadelphia Phillies. Within 24 hours of one another, they were appointed managers of their respective ball clubs.

Lou Boudreau, a handsome, intelligent kid just two years out of college, is younger (by two and three years respectively) than Bucky Harris and...

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