Sport: Fireworks Factory

It came at the beginning of spring—a faint rustle of interest after years of bored silence. As the season drew on, the clap-clap-clapping for a rally that once quickly faded began echoing through the ballpark in confident, continuing waves. By last week fans who had not bothered to see a game since Walter ("Big Train") Johnson retired in 1927 were hurrying to Griffith Stadium in time for batting practice, and dazzled team officials were saying that attendance for the year would be up 40%. The Washington Senators, long known for patty-ball hitting, were...

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