Sport: Immortal Sideshow

In the box was the one & only Big Train; at the plate the one & only Bambino, the greatest pitcher of all time v. the greatest swatter of them all. Between the first and second games of a war-chest doubleheader— New York Yankees v. Washington Senators—Walter Perry Johnson (54) and George Herman ("Babe") Ruth (47) stepped out of the Hall of Fame this week to take one last crack at each other.

Walter Johnson—whose blazing antitank ball had won 413 games (113 shutouts) and struck out 3,497 batters in 21 years with the...

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