Sport: Happy Springs the Lip

Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler was not mad, just terribly hurt. The sportwriters had swung him around their heads with gay, unremitting abandon for his summary suspension of Leo Durocher over a Polo Grounds dust-up with a loudmouthed fan (TIME, May 9). In Cincinnati last week, Happy Chandler exonerated himself and "The Lip"—in that order.

Newsmen cooled their heels for two hours while Chandler mulled things over with National League President Ford Frick, New York Giants officials, members of Chandler's staff and a stiff upper Lip. Finally, he called them into...

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