Sport: A Record Theft

Triumphantly holding aloft a second-base bag just torn from the San Diego Stadium ground by his exultant teammates, Left Fielder Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals last week celebrated the breaking of one of baseball's most enduring records. Collecting the 893rd stolen base of his career in a game with the San Diego Padres, he eclipsed the record established by Ty Cobb in 1928. Cobb took 3,033 games and 24 seasons (most of them with the Detroit Tigers) to set his mark; Brock needed only 2,376 games and fewer than 16 full seasons to break it. His next goal is...

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