It is almost overin the National League, but in the American tension continues to build like ayoung hurricane from day to day, lashing ballplayers on to peaks of brilliance,dropping them a moment later with an awful thud. In this turmoil of physicaleffort the Yankees, White Sox and Orioles have discovered moments of calm, ofpeace and of introspection, when even a big league ballplayer battling for apennant can behave like anyone else—or maybe like anyone else's son.
Best bubbleblower on Orioles is Pitcher Milt Pappas, who demonstrates talent before theadmiring gaze of Jerry Walker.
As Apariciosnoozes, Kluszewski exhibits unexpected taste for sophisticated literary comedycreated by Peter De Vries.
Early arrival inBaltimore locker room, Gus Triandos dresses without haste, checks his game bat,wonders idly how this day will be different and what it will bring.
Disgust anddelight chase one another across face of Mickey Mantle, who is benched one dayfor loafing, then breaks up a ball game with two home runs 24 hours later.Below, another Yankee who hit home runs but never loafed discovers duringOld-Timers' Day that Joe DiMaggio is still a name of magic, even with fans tooyoung to have seen him play.
LIKE LITTLE LEAGUER WITH NEW TOY, SOX' MINOSO PUFFS INTO PLASTIC BALLOON