Sport: September Habit

Far from the green grass of Yankee Stadium, a tourist in Rome succumbed to an old Yankee habit: psychoanalyzing the Brooklyn Dodgers. Said Joseph Paul Di-Maggio about a possible Dodger-Yankee World Series: "It has gotten so bad with them in Brooklyn that they can't even say the word 'Yankees.' It's always 'those blankety-blank lucky Yankees'—to put it politely. I guess the only thing that can cure them is a brainwashing."

To National Leaguers, the Dodgers seemed almost too sound, physically and mentally. In the week's big game, they clipped the second-place Milwaukee Braves, 10-2, and picked up their eighth pennant since...

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