Sport: Nice Guys Always Finish . . . ?

A dash of polar opposites in the '77 Series

This year's World Series could not have pitted against each other two teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, that were more disparate. The Dodgers represent old-style baseball under a California sun. Nurtured on the Dodger farm system to live by simple virtues, they respect their owner, love their manager and hit home runs. The Yankees reflect the clamor and chaos of New York City. High-powered and high-salaried, they are as disputatious, selfish and disdainful of each other as they are talented—a galaxy of stars, singularly burning with a hard, cold...

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