In those days, high rollers would spread a betting silk out in front of them and take bets on a fight. The silk from that famous bout, which Sullivan won, is one of only four known to exist. One of the other silks is on display in the Smithsonian Institution.
JOHN A. DOUGLAS
Timothy F.X. Casey couldn't have put it any better when he said, "In baseball, even the best ballists only get a hit one out of every three times up." Fortunately, Frank Deford isn't a ballist. We cranks see him get a hit every time he steps up to the plate. This time, just as the mighty Casey did, Deford circled the bases.