Baseball: Cold Wind from Wisconsin

If baseball is here, spring can't be far behind. It can't come too soon for Houston Pitcher Turk Farrell: last week he complained that the saliva on his spitball was freezing up. Then there was Mickey Mantle, who wore gloves to bat—and Whitey Ford, who was desolate when the umpire took away the hot-water bottle he was using to keep his pitching fingers warm.

There was nothing wrong with the weather in Atlanta—at least until the north wind blew. A crowd of 150,000 turned out to cheer the Atlanta (formerly Milwaukee) Braves as they paraded down Peachtree Street...

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