Baseball: The Year of the Pitcher

Dead ball? Atomic testing? Some subtle, seven-year cycle? Explanations whiz in like so many screwballs, but the fact remains: it's a pitcher's year. Latter-day Fellers are joining the 20-game Winners Club as if it were the Kiwanis, and what used to be a charmed circle is turning into a vast roundup. Last week four more pitchers followed the Los Angeles Dodgers' Sandy Koufax, this year's charter member, into the club,*and at least eight others are about to ask for membership cards.

With three weeks of the regular season still to go, the year of the pitcher is already so well established...

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