Sport: That Man

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The Hatfields and McCoys of baseball were at it again; for the fifth time in nine years, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers were in a slambang fight for the National League pennant. The hopes of the other six clubs were as dead as Abner Doubleday's grandfather.

As the National League lead seesawed through August, fans who lived far from Brooklyn or St. Louis began to take sides. The Midwest, from Chicago to the Ozarks and down into Texas, was Cardinal country; the Dodger cheering section was centered east of the...

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