Sport: Hero & Goat

Milwaukee's pitchers were even better than anyone had figured; Yankee hitters failed at crucial moments. The Braves' Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette had Yankee batters hitting impotent pop-ups and harmless grounders. Not only did they look bad at bat, the Bronx Bombers persisted in perpetrating boners on the baseline and afield. Seldom, if ever, had the New Yorkers botched a World Series so badly.

Aging ( 37 ) Lefthander Spahn, an Oklahoma cattle breeder in his spare time and winner of 246 games in a 14-year major-league career, might have been beaten in the...

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