Sport: Sandlot Heroes

All summer long, on sandlots across the nation, 500,000 U.S. kids (all under 17) had been fighting it out, with a grimness not always to be seen in big league baseball. They were entries in the annual American Legion baseball championships. Last week the best four teams (from Trenton, Cincinnati, New Orleans and Los Angeles), toting their favorite bats and solemnly oiling up their mitts, journeyed by day-coach to Charleston, S.C. for the American Legion's tenth annual Little World Series.

Scouts from 15 big league clubs were on hand. They knew from experience...

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