Sport: Flatbush Cincinnatus

Even the most loyal of Ebbets Field fans has a hard time forgiving the Brooklyn Dodgers' worst habit: just about this time of year, when they seem to be heading for the pennant, they have a tendency to run out of steam. Last year, as in 1942, it was the St. Louis Cardinals who took the flag away from them. Last week the first-place Dodgers and the second-place Cards met in a crucial three-game series. By the time the series had ended, it looked as if the Dodgers might have cured their old weakness,...

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