Sport: No Sale

Judged by the attention they pay him, 17-year-old Dick Joyce's best friends are big-league baseball scouts. They send Christmas cards and frequent, familiar letters. They take his family to dinner. They rarely miss a chance to watch him play ball: 15 were in the stands when the strapping (6 ft. 5 in., 210 Ibs.) Portland, Me., fastballer pitched Cheverus Classical High School to a 2-1 victory over Portland High earlier this year. Like fond relations, they were on hand with gifts for Dick's graduation last June. The Boston Red Sox presented him with...

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