Sport: First or Fifth?

Brooklyn baseball fans are a faithful and long-suffering lot. Six times since 1916, the fans have gone into a fine frenzy over a National League pennant, only to see their Dodgers ignominiously beaten in the World Series. This year the Dodgers are determined to make amends.

By last week one of the hottest Dodger teams in years had run away with the National League race, won 98 games while losing only 44, and clinched the pennant with twelve still to play. Reading the statistics, wiseacres made the Dodgers favorites to beat the American League's New York Yankees in the Series and win...

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