Baseball: All Antiseptic

The quality of mercy may or may not be strained, but the quality of major-league baseball surely is. As General Manager Paul Richards of the Atlanta Braves says: "The only two leagues in which a player can hit .220 and get a raise are the American League and the National League." Last week, meeting in Mexico City, National League owners decided to spread the talent even thinner. Following the lead of the American League, which will expand to twelve teams in 1969, they voted to grant new franchises to two as yet unnamed cities (probably San Diego and Dallas) "not...

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