It is almost over
in the National League, but in the American tension continues to build like a
young hurricane from day to day, lashing ballplayers on to peaks of brilliance,
dropping them a moment later with an awful thud. In this turmoil of physical
effort the Yankees, White Sox and Orioles have discovered moments of calm, of
peace and of introspection, when even a big league ballplayer battling for a
pennant can behave like anyone else—or maybe like anyone else's son.
blower on Orioles is Pitcher Milt Pappas, who demonstrates talent before the
admiring gaze of Jerry Walker.
snoozes, Kluszewski exhibits unexpected taste for sophisticated literary comedy
created by Peter De Vries.
Early arrival in
Baltimore locker room, Gus Triandos dresses without haste, checks his game bat,
wonders idly how this day will be different and what it will bring.
delight chase one another across face of Mickey Mantle, who is benched one day
for loafing, then breaks up a ball game with two home runs 24 hours later.
Below, another Yankee who hit home runs but never loafed discovers during
Old-Timers' Day that Joe DiMaggio is still a name of magic, even with fans too
young to have seen him play.