Sport: Gracious! Fourth Place

Connie Mack didn't try to kid the fans. He began the season with his usual prediction : his Athletics would finish last in the American League. After all, they had spent nine of the past 12 years in the cellar.

Last week, to the fans' surprise, and to Connie's too, the astonishingly athletic Athletics were playing first-division ball. Arriving at Shibe Park for a home stand, they took a firmer grip on fourth place. Not since 1934 had they stood so high so late in the season. Said their old Manager Mack, who is...

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