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BASEBALL: THE GREAT AND GREATER
I don't intend to take anything away from Charlie Neal, because he truly played a magnificent game in the World Series most of the time. His power hitting was outstanding, and he played very well on defense, but he did commit two errors which at the time were extremely costly. Let's say that very few people expected Neal to play as outstandingly as he did.
On the other hand, everyone expected great things of Nellie Fox during the Series, and he didn't disappoint a soul. He always seemed to be on base when a hit was needed, but unfortunately his teammates couldn't come through with a hit at the right time. Also, unless my memory fails me, Fox played flawless ball in the field, not making an error.
To make my point, I'll bet that if two baseball experts were allowed to choose up sides, with the Dodgers and White Sox to choose from, the expert having the first choice would pick Nellie Fox and then worry about the rest of the team later. There is no question that Neal was great; but to me Fox was greater.
A PROBLEM FOR THE READERS
Our dispute arose from the fifth game, when only one run was scored. The holder of this inning was entitled to the first prize of $5. How to distribute second money caused the trouble.