Baseball: The Yankees That Look Like Mud Hens

The rightfielder answered to Arturo. A guy named Doc was behind the plate. The cleanup batter called himself Hector, and his claim to fame was that he once led the league in grounding into double plays. The whole squad was hitting .212. The program said they were the New York Yankees, winners of five straight American League pennants and 2-1 favorites to make it six in a row. Baltimore Coach Billy Hunter knew better; after all, he used to play shortstop for New York. "Yankees?" snorted Hunter. "They look like the Toledo Mud Hens to me."

Aching Legs. They were...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!