Sport: The Team to Beat

The long-jawed, loose-jointed giant sprawled inelegantly on the Dodger bench. Speaking with the authority of an eight-game winning streak and 33⅓ scoreless innings, Dodger Pitcher Don Newcombe reduced the game of baseball to its bare essentials. "I can say this," he announced with magnificent aplomb. "I feel fine, so there's no reason why I shouldn't win. But the best pitcher in the world can't win if his club doesn't get some runs. Give him a couple of runs to work on and he'll win more often than he'll lose."

Next time he bestirred himself, Big (6 ft. 4 in., 225 Ibs.) Newk...

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