Sport: New Odds for the Phillies

"In saying good-by to baseball forever . . . I leave it to the public and to my friends to decide whether I was wrong or the rule was wrong. . . . Good luck and good-by to everyone. . . ."

Whether or not they were affected by this affecting farewell, the public and William Drought Cox's few friends in baseball were virtually unanimous: the ex-owner of the Phillies was wrong; the rule was right; organized baseball was harsh but just in barring him from the game forever. Cox's crime: he had made "a...

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