Nothing inspires less awe than a Los Angeles Dodger with a bat in his hand. Not only are the fences far away in Dodger Stadium, but the air is heavy and even the best-hit balls have a sound of well-ripened fruit being swatted with a mallet. And the Dodgers do not have anyone who can hit with power, anyway. But James Kenneth Lefebvre, a slight young man who plays third base for the Dodgers, has suddenly become a bona fide menace as a batter. Lefebvre is a switch hitter, but has had trouble batting left-handed. This spring Duke Snider spotted him swinging away with his right leg locked securely in place. "Bend it, baby," said the Duke. Lefebvre did, and the good thing ended for right-handed pitchers. The Lefebvre barrage started when Lefebvre, hitting left-handed, walloped a home run off the Astros' Larry Dierker on Wednesday. On Thursday, Bob Bruce was having the time of his life with everyone in the Dodger line-up—except Lefebvre, who, batting lefty again, hit two more home runs. "I don't want to brag," said Jim, "but I didn't get good wood on that last one." Then Manager Walter Alston began to worry. "I hope Jim doesn't start overswinging and missing contact with the ball," he said. The next day, with the Dodgers losing to the Cubs 2-1, lefty Lefebvre tore into Ted Abernathy's curve ball and hit a three-run, game-winning home run. After returning to the bench he said to Alston: "Look, Skip, I made contact."