Sport: Basement Sale

The last-place Pittsburgh Pirates, who have not won a National League pennant since 1927, were sold last week for about $2,250,000. The buyer: a syndicate which included Crooner Bing Crosby. The sale put Crosby in the same game, but not the same league, with his old running mate, Comedian Bob Hope, who two months ago bought a chunk of the Cleveland Indians.

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