A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 28, 1958

For, though there are over 500 able individuals enrolled in the two leagues, there is actually only a handful for whom the grand army of snobbish rooters has eyes, for whom hats are thrown, bottles broken, hosannas raised.

—TIME, March 30, 1925

"THUS TIME'S first baseball cover described the elite group of athletes from which it picked George Harold Sisler, at the start of a season when weakened eyes threatened his unprecedented career. Happily, First Baseman-Manager Sisler got things into focus: he hit .345, made TIME and the St. Louis Browns look good (though he was well below his best season: .420 in...

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