Sport: The Record Makers

"The baseball journalists of this town, sometimes called New York, have gone the way of all flash," complained the Morning Telegraph's Columnist Barney Nagler. He had a point. The season was less than a week old and the writers were already reporting everything in terms of records. Example: Dodger Carl Furillo hit four home runs in his first three games and a wire service touted him as "11 games ahead of Babe Ruth's record 1927 home-run pace." "And so it goes," moaned Columnist Nagler, "ad boredom."

Then Brooklyn gave the writers a break.

Before anyone ran out of hoked-up records, the Dodgers set...

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