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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