Sport: Slugging Shortstop

The Chicago.Cubs had lost five games in a row when the team's rangy Negro shortstop set to work one day last week against the Philadelphia Phillies. The score was 2-2 in the sixth as Ernie Banks. 27. stepped into the batter's box. He stared stoically while the Phillies' Lefthander Curt Simmons wound up. then whipped around his light (31 oz.) bat like a willow switch. Rising steadily, the ball whistled out of Chicago's Wrigley Field to ricochet crazily through the neighborhood beyond. And the cumbersome Cubs were finally on their way to winning a...

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