Sport: The Destructive Force of Robby the Robber

AS a boy in Little Rock, Ark., Brooks Robinson used to deliver newspapers to the home of his hero, Yankee Catcher Bill Dickey. One morning, hoping to impress the star with his throwing arm, young Brooks wound up and threw a rolled-up paper at the Dickeys' front porch. The paper landed on the roof. Robinson, now 33, has made few bad plays since. Last week, throwing, fielding and hitting like a man possessed, baseball's premier third baseman led the Baltimore Orioles to a four-games-to-one World Series victory over the Cincinnati Reds with one...

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