Sport: Lone Pirate

As the U. S. professional football season reached its halfway mark last week, Laundryman George Preston Marshall's Washington Redskins, defending champions of the National Football League, were out in front in the 1938 race—as expected. Major disappointment of the season was Plunger Art Rooney's Pittsburgh Pirates, who had won only two games, lost five.

Seven weeks ago the Pirates were rated one of the strongest teams in the League. Owner Rooney, who won some $200,000 on horses last year, had rounded up the most expensive collection of stars in major-league football. No. 1 star:...

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