Sport: No. 20

The American League race had been a blazer, but in the closing fortnight the New York Yankees climbed into the lead and stayed there. Last week, three days before the season's end, they clinched their 17th pennant, wound up three games ahead of the faltering Detroit Tigers.

In the National League, Philadelphia's Whiz Kids had seemed set to win in a downhill glide. On Sept. 19 they were 7½ games ahead of the Boston Braves, nine games ahead of the third-place Brooklyn Dodgers. Then things began to happen. Bereft of star Southpaw Curt Simmons, who...

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