Sport: The Cardinals, Their Pitchers

Out on the mound, the poker-faced Negro pitcher calmly munched on his toothpick and watched the New York Giants straggle up to the plate. Then Sam ("Toothpick") Jones of the St. Louis Cardinals slowly cocked his right arm and fired in his whistling fast ball. When Toothpick headed for the clubhouse one night last week, he could look back on a slick two-hitter. And the Cardinals had won another one, 5 to 1 to stay in front of the National League pennant race.

Whether the Cards can make it all the way to the title depends largely on Jones and his pitching...

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