Baseball: One Ran Away

It was the biggest rumble out of Yankee Stadium in months, and the wonder was that there was anyone there to see it. It came on one of those hot, muggy nights when players as well as fans were languoring in the yawning gulf of ten games separating the Yankees from the rest of the American League. The yawn grew wider as the Yankees carried a 3-1 lead into the eighth inning; even the natives were getting restless.

Then Cleveland Indian Pitcher Gary Bell grazed the middle of Yankee Joe Pepitone. Pepitone trotted...

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