Sport: Historic High

When Thomas Austin Yawkey spent approximately $1,000,000 of the $4,000,000 he inherited from the Detroit lumberman who was his foster-father to buy the Boston Red Sox in 1933, his earnest purpose was to put that city and that team back on the baseball map. Subsequent developments proved that he was not bluffing. He promptly spent $500,000 improving Fenway Park, $400,000 for new players. When the Red Sox, perennial tail-enders of the American League since 1924, finished in fourth place last season, Owner Yawkey was disappointed. Last week, almost before other big-league owners had...

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