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AT A STANDSTILL

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The American sporting world came to a standstill in mid-March.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball joined with other leagues and colleges and put spring training on hold, while announcing that Opening Day would be delayed, possibly for two months or more.

That marked at least the 11th time the game has been put on hold, the first time for medical reasons.

Baseball was played from start to finish during World War II, president Franklin D. Roosevelt determining that it was good for the American public to

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