Sport: Scoreboard, Jun. 14, 1954

¶ The New York Yankees, often accused of buying up all the best ballplayers, tried a new talent-grabbing trick. Yankee scouts spotted Billy Joe Moore, 24, playing first base for the Oklahoma State Prison team. Though Moore, doing a seven-year stretch for burglary, is not due for release until next year, the Yanks talked the warden and the parole board into sending him to Grand Forks, N. Dak. to play minor league ball. If Moore stays out of trouble, said Yankee Scout Tom Greenwade (discoverer of Mickey Mantle), by next year he'll be playing Triple A ball.

¶ In California,...

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