Sport: The Strike-Out King

The Yankees' eight-year-old rightfielder couldn't help it. After all, Harry Murphy was pitching for the Braves. Maybe Murph was only ten, but Murph already weighed no Ibs., and was 5 ft. 2 in. tall. And when Murph scowled and bit his tongue and threw his submarine ball, everyone knew that he was just as fast as most of the big kids in town. Still, the eight-year-old managed to stand up at the plate and take his three cuts, even though all the kids and parents in the park could tell only too well that he had wet his pants.

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