Baseball: The Myth Becomes a Manager

Nobody ever accused the New York Yankees of having a sense of humor—until last week. Or maybe it was a sense of destiny. They had won their 28th American League pennant by 10½ games, but New York fans merely yawned—the impossible Mets had drawn almost as many people. Then the Yankees got shut out 4-0 in the World Series, and everybody cheered. There was only one thing to do. Last week the staid old Yankees took a deep breath and signed Yogi Berra as their manager.

It was the first time in baseball...

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