Sport: MacPhail's Man

For seven weeks, the hottest spot in baseball—managing the New York Yankees—was empty. Manhattan sportswriters, who abhor a vacuum, rushed in to fill it. They bandied such names as Leo ("The Lip") Durocher, Frank Frisch and Jimmy Dykes. In one week, three sports pages, each professing to be closest to the horse's mouth, named three different men for the job.

Publicity-wise Yankee President Larry MacPhail, who knew better, let the talk grow. He had picked his manager two weeks ago. This week, with great ado, he let the world in on his little secret....

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