Sport: I've Been a Bad Boy

Detroit's big (6 ft. 4 in.), good-looking Outfielder Dick Wakefield is blessed with personal charm and a wealth of natural ballplayer's ability. But since the Tigers signed him up eight years ago, for a record $51,000 bonus, Wakefield has been successful only at driving his bosses to distraction.

His teammates put him down as lazy and self-centered. Instead of pounding his glove in disgust after booting one, Wakefield would laugh and admit that he sure looked like a clown on that one. When Manager Steve O'Neill once tried to shock him out of his...

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