Sport: Scooter Spared

"That settles it," exclaimed many a baseball fan last week, "the Yankees will win the pennant." What elicited this flat prophecy was a headline: DRAFT BOARD DEFERS RIZZUTO IN CLASS 3A.

For months fans have buzzed about Philip ("Scooter") Rizzuto, 22, a rookie the Yankees recently refused to sell for $150,000. Scooter Rizzuto at shortstop and his pal, Gerry Priddy, at second base, had made Kansas City the bugaboo of rival American Association clubs. Last year these Keystone Kids led Kansas City to its second consecutive pennant and set a new league record for...

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