Sport: Year of the Home Run

It hasn't been much of a season in other respects, but 1961 is already the Year of the Home Run.

¶ By last week National League sluggers had hit 437 home runs, 23 more than at the same stage last year. American Leaguers, with two more teams, had 529, a jump of 153 over 1960.

¶The Los Angeles Dodgers led both leagues with 83, thanks largely to the 251-ft. leftfield fence in their home park, where Wally Moon has already hit 14 homers v. 13 in all of 1960.

¶ In one game, the Milwaukee Braves laid down a record barrage of...

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