Sport: Baseball's Barnum

Brooklyn had its wind knocked out last week. The Dodgers lost the National League pennant to the smashing St. Louis Cardinals on the last day of the season. But the big loss was the Big Wind: the Dodger president, Leland Stanford ("Larry") MacPhail. Lieut. Colonel MacPhail, 52, reports next week to the Army, hopeful that his fighting experience (World War I and innumerable bar, hotel-lobby, and press-gallery fisticuffs) will get him combat duty.

In twelve years The MacPhail had built himself one of the gaudiest baseball reputations in all the game's 103 years. He broke...

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