Sport: Brat's New World

"Nobody ever got further with less talent," Eddie Stanky has said of his eleven-year playing career in the majors—during which he batted only .268 but played in three World Series and earned a well-deserved reputation as the meanest, toughest, loudest scrapper in the business. "The Brat" was an expert at collecting bases on balls, breaking up double plays, and heckling and generally enraging opponents. Now 49 and in his second year as manager of the Chicago White Sox, who last week were leading the American League by 4½ games, Stanky insists that he is...

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