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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
April 23, 1956
THE SPECIAL BASEBALL ISSUE
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April 23, 1956

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

THE SPECIAL BASEBALL ISSUE

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?Before 1912 the Boston team was known variously as the Doves, Red Caps and Beaneaters. The nickname "Braves" was suggested by John Montgomery Ward in 1912 and was used until 1936 when sportswriters and fans voted for a change to "Bees." In 1941 stockholders officially rechristened their club the Braves.—ED.

SOME SAY...
Sirs:
Who was the Yankee catcher in the 1947 World Series and who was catching when Jackie Robinson stole his first base in the series? Some say it was Yogi, and I say it was Aaron Robinson. Who's right?
CALVIN R. LEMON
Atlanta

? Yogi Berra caught the first, second and fourth games, shared the catching duties with Sherm Lollar in the third game. Aaron Robinson was the Yankee catcher in the fifth game, both he and Sherm Lollar caught the sixth, and Robinson finished for the Yankees in the seventh. Jackie Robinson stole second base in the first inning of the first game with Berra catching.—ED.

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