Sport: A Place in the Book

As the World Series began, baseball fans still talked about the long, last week of the season, when teams and players scrambled for a spot in the bible of baseball: the record book.

For Good Measure. In the American League, the front-running Indians never slowed down, kept throwing their best pitchers at second-division clubs, and set a league record of in victories in a single season. Behind them, the second-place Yankees, moving just off the pace, came within one game of the major-league record for also-rans by winning 103 games, four more than they needed last season to win the pennant.

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