Baseball: Who Needs to See?

Lunching in a Chinese restaurant last week, New York Yankee President Dan Topping broke a cookie in half, pulled out his fortune, and winced. "Chance," it said, "governs everything."

As Wilmer Dean Chance himself would say: "You better believe it." Five months and 150-odd games ago, the American League set forth to find a champion. Last week it was still looking. In three days the lead changed hands three times, with the three top teams—the Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox—separated by only a half-game. Very unnerving—but great fun for the also rans. And nobody was getting...

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