Sport: The Year Everyone Won

A happy feeling makes it to the World Series

Some time in the 1960s—tough to pinpoint, but the impression is of the Green Bay Packers sweeping an end—it was said that pro football had replaced baseball as the national pastime, that baseball was yesterday, the radio era, and football was today, the television age. This shows how confused people were in the '60s.

The World Series is here, the National Football League is not, and people could hardly be enjoying baseball more, or missing the striking football players less. One year after its own walkout,...

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