Sport: Batting Backstop

Roy Campanella, 31, remembers "the old days in the Negro leagues when I once caught four games in one day, then rode a bus all night." His pay for that kind of work used to be $65 a month.

Nowadays, Catcher Campanella, a Cadillac owner, draws more than $30,000 a year in salary from the Brooklyn Dodgers —and is worth every penny of it. A canny handler of pitchers. Campanella this week was also leading the National League in hitting (.370), and he had driven in almost twice as many runs (43) as anybody else,...

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