Sport: Miracle III?

In an earlier and simpler age, there was only baseball. A really tight pennant race would drown out political campaigns in September, and kids were let out of school at World Series time. But, as everybody knows, faster and more violent sports have eclipsed the old national pastime.

Or have they? With last week's pennant playoffs, baseball suddenly recaptured so much suspense and emotion that Ring Lardner could not have written a better script. Winners of the National League's Western Division were the well-muscled Cincinnati Redlegs, with the best record (99 wins, 63 losses)...

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