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October 04, 1971
Baseball's playoffs begin with a classic confrontation, the smoke of Oakland's Vida Blue against the firing of Baltimore's Frank and Brooks and Boog and Merv—and duck.
October 11, 1971 | William Leggett
Last weekend the second baseball season began. It is the one that is played in bars and hotel lobbies and all those secluded corners where baseball people gather during the long and sometimes rain-filled hours...
October 11, 1971 | Ron Fimrite
It was to be a Grand Confrontation, the grandest, surely, of a baseball season significantly deficient in moments of high passion. A meeting that would stir the juices, and about time.
November 29, 1971 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
WRITING ON A WALLThe cheapness of the card stunts executed by Southern California's cheering section at the USC-UCLA game last Saturday was broadcast by nationwide television, although no one quite knows why....
March 06, 1972
The baseball holdout game just ain't what it used to be. Time was when hard-to-get stars popped tranquilizers and hung by the phone waiting for management to call back. Today's holdouts are too cool. Vida Blue, for...