Sport: The All-Star Thing

Though it will never show in the record books, the niftiest squeeze play of the 1970 baseball season was pulled off by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. When he first announced that All-Star Game selection would be done by the fans instead of the players, the "dream game" suddenly became a nightmare. Customers, rightfully charging that several deserving prospects were left off the ballot, howled about "Bowie's boo-boo." Players complained about the "meaningless popularity contest." As it happened, a large write-in vote rectified most of the injustices of the ballot. And a poll of the players showed that they agreed with twelve of...

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