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Before the heat of summer strikes, the veterans are having their fling

Sprightly oldtimers are 39-year-old Hank Sauer of the Giants (left) and the Indians' 40-year-old first baseman Mickey Vernon, who both started their careers in organized baseball 22 seasons ago. Vernon leads the American League with a gaudy .417 average, while Sauer ranks high among the National League leaders in home runs and RBIs.