Sport: Best in Years

The best-read column on the front page of the Detroit Free Press last week bore the byline "Winn Pennant." It spelled out in loving detail the Tigers' chances for winning the American League pennant. On the radio, local disk jockeys spun a cornball ditty called Go You Tigers. All over the city, banners and auto stickers proclaimed the team and its top hitter:


Infected with pennant fever, downtown Detroit hotels were cautiously holding open space for the first week in October; already more than 5,000 World Series ticket...

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