There was more to watch than baseball at Yankee Stadium last week—but you had to be there to see it. During a double-header between New York and Detroit, a band of ardent Cubans leaped out of the stands into right field waving anti-Castro banners. They were followed by a posse of police who, to the delight of 74,246 spectators, managed to look like Keystone Cops, as they chased the Cubans around the bemused ballplayers. Those viewing at home, however, were not allowed to join in the fun. Like an embarrassed old lady at a roughhouse, the timid TV cameras hastily averted their eyes and began a pointless study of the stands, while Announcer Red Barber murmured something about taking a look at the scoreboard. Nobody even bothered to explain what the score really was.
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July 17, 1961
- By Tex Maule
Russia and Poland have polished their performers to the high gloss of a sputnik skin; the Americans' hope is that natural talent will prevail