Sport: Made in Hollywood

"There are two accepted ways to win a game," intoned Dodger President Walter O'Malley with a tight little smile, "the easy way and the hard way. But these guys always do it the Dodger way, and it's always nerve-racking."

Last year the Los Angeles Dodgers finished in seventh place, a dismal 21 games from the top. This year the team had no pitcher that could win 20 games, no slugger challenging for the home-run or runs-batted-in titles, and the best-hitting regular was Wally Moon with a bare .300. But at the start of last week, the Dodgers galumphed into the lead...

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