Sport: Scoreboard, may 20, 1957

¶ Sick of seeing his team tied like a tin can to the tail of the American League, the Washington Senators' President Calvin Griffith tried an old-fashioned remedy: he fired the manager. Chuck Dressen was relieved of his squad of second-raters, offered a front-office job, and replaced by Senator Coach Cookie Lavagetto. Said Cookie: "This is sickening." Said Chuck: "This is baseball."

¶ After telling a Texas audience that the major leagues "must be extended from coast to coast, from north to south." Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick heard that San Francisco's Mayor George...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!