Sport: Fast & Loose

The Yankees trailed Detroit 5-4 in the seventh inning one day last week, and to hold the Tigers in check until his pennant-bound New Yorkers could score some more runs, Manager Casey Stengel knew just the man he needed. In from the Briggs Stadium bullpen strode Rinold George Duren. the 29-year-old righthander who is baseball's hottest relief pitcher.

Husky (6 ft. 2 in., 195 lbs.) "Ryne" Duren peered at the plate through tinted glasses, promptly unloaded a high inside fast ball that sent Tiger Batter Al Kaline sprawling. The crowd booed. But Duren settled down, retired six straight batters over the next...

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