Sport: The Babe Ruth Derby

If the first month of the 1971 baseball season is any indication of things to come, major league pitchers may soon have to start wearing catchers' masks for protection. Consider the events of one fairly typical evening last week. In St. Louis, Joe Torre of the Cardinals banged out three hits, thereby extending his hitting streak to 21 consecutive games (it ended two games later) and raising his batting average to .381. In Pittsburgh, Pirate Leftfielder Willie Stargell, who twice this season has hit three home runs in one game, clouted his eleventh homer to set a new record for the...

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