Baseball: Mays in May

They say it can never be done again. In 1941, Boston's Ted Williams batted .406 for the season, and no one in either league has come close since. There are too many night games, too many coast-to-coast plane flights, too many tough young pitchers with that big new strike zone to shoot at. But then this year, there is Willie Mays, and Stan Musial sums it up pretty neatly when he says: "Common sense tells you nobody can hit .400—but if anybody can, it's Mays."

80 Points Ahead. At 33, and in his 14th season with the San Francisco (ex-New...

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