Sport: After Thirty

Not since Lefty Grove led Connie Mack's last great Philadelphia team to the 1931 pennant has an American League pitcher won 30 games in a season. Last week, with 1946 baseball at the three-quarter mark, the goal of all major-league pitchers was within the reach of not one, but three pitchers.

If hay fever did not get the best of him, big, easy-going Dave ("Boo") Ferriss of the pennant-bound Boston Red Sox had a strong chance in his second year in the majors. Last week Ferriss showed no signs of sniffles as he polished off his 20 and 21st victories.

Bob Feller of...

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