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THE NEARSIGHTED COWPOKE
Walter Bingham
June 02, 1958
Before the baseball season began, jokes were made, diagrams drawn, protests launched, all ridiculing the left field screen in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Self-righteous defenders of Babe Ruth's home-run record cried shame. With the start of the season, critics poised and waited. Then on April 24, a young man named Lee Walls hit three home runs over the screen and the critics had their fodder. They pointed out that Wells or Walls, or whatever his name was, had hit only six home runs all last year. Infamy, heresy, they cried. More protests were launched; more diagrams drawn.
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June 02, 1958

The Nearsighted Cowpoke

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Incidentally, while he was in Hollywood, Lee made some Texas Ranger movies. So, if some night you're watching television and a tall, lanky cowpoke named Chet draws his gun, don't worry. It's only Lee Walls, and he's a nice guy.

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