Sport: Baseball's Battle

Big-league baseball was last week fast becoming a sport for creaking oldtimers and freakish 4-Fs. Two hundred and one big-leaguers (more than 50% of the regular personnel) have joined the armed forces, including such key players as the Cardinals' Enos Slaughter and Johnny Beazley, the Yankees' "Red" Ruffing and Phil Rizzuto, Dodger Slugger Pete Reiser and Red Sox 1942 Player-of-the-year Ted Williams. Last week two more mainstays were headed warward: Yankee Joe DiMaggio and Dodger Manager Leo ("Lippy") Durocher.


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