Baseball: The Nuclear Bomber

Harmon Clayton Killebrew, 28, is 6 ft. tall, weighs a meaty 213 lbs., and keeps very quiet about the whole thing. He won the American League home-run crown with 48 in 1962, did it again last year with 45. But that was nothing. The righthanded slugger already has 39 this summer, is swinging at a pace that could set a new major league record.

Which record depends. Ever since Commissioner Ford Frick accepted both the home-run marks of Babe Ruth (60 in 154 games) and Roger Maris (61 in 162 games), statistics-crazed fans have been in a quandary. Nobody knows whose...

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