Sport: Homer-Happy

Home runs are sailing out of big-league ball parks like pigeons. Sharp-eyed sluggers on Memorial Day set an alltime high by belting out a total of 50 homers in that one day of eight major-league doubleheaders. In Chicago, where the Milwaukee Braves split with the Cubs, the two teams set a record of 15 homers in two games, the Braves' Bobby Thomson accounting for a pair in each game.

It might have gone into the record books as one of those special days—but the homer-hitters kept right on connecting. After letting his record string...

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