Sport: A Splendid September

Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Baseball, must dream about Septembers like this. All too often the coming of crisp evenings means limp competition —pennant races already decided, games being played for the sake of the schedule. Last week, for a change, there were tight races in three of the four major league divisions, providing more drama than any September has seen since baseball expanded in 1969.

Adding to the pennant excitement, St. Louis Cardinal Leftfielder Lou Brock was on the verge of shattering one of baseball's most celebrated records: Maury Wills' mark of 104 stolen...

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