Sport: New Season

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If the dullest bush-leaguer who figured in the baseball fiction of Ring Lardner had been much more rustic and addle-headed, he would have been very much like Floyd ("Babe"') Herman, outfielder for the Brooklyn Robins since 1927. Herman is celebrated for allowing fly-balls to drop on his head, for transforming a homerun into a triple play (by passing two other base-runners), for carrying a lighted cigar in his pocket. But, because he is a powerful batter and at times a competent fielder, he is by no means a liability to his...

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