The Cardinals may be an even better ball club than they were in 1967, but the chances that they will run off and hide from the rest of the National League once again are not nearly so good. The reason is that the Reds, Pirates and Giants, in particular, are almost certain to play better ball than they did last year. As for the American League, it simply has to be close once again—no team has established any sort of domination, and Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota may well end up in one of those three-way Sunday night finishes, clawing at one another's throats. For a rundown on the strengths and weaknesses of all 20 major league teams for 1968, please turn the page.
This is an article from the April 15, 1968 issue