Sport: Series Heroes Require Introductions

Right up to the end, there was no place like home

In an inspired pairing, St. Louis assigned Stan Musial and Moe Drabowsky last week to throw out a first ball at the World Series, something to do with their being Polish. Musial was and is a natural. When Missouri first heard that a Polish Cardinal had been elected Pope, most folks presumed it was Stan. But the selection of Drabowsky showed an instinct befitting the best baseball town in America, an affection for October strangers.

With almost any team you can name, not just the Cardinals, Drabowsky was a relief pitcher in the '60s famous for his sense of humor and...