Sport: Mexico's Heroes

Last year, after they won the Little League World Series (TIME, Sept. 2,1957), the Monterrey boys went home to Mexico national heroes. Received at the National Palace in Mexico City by President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, the sloe-eyed little ballplayers were promised scholarships, better jobs for their hard-working fathers and a spanking new Little League stadium by enthusiastic Monterrey (pop. 499,000) citizens. It didn't quite work out that way. There were a few scholarships, but the ballpark is still in the talking stage, and the "better jobs" did not materialize. Coach César Faz had...

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