There is only one tested rule to use when predicting this year's major league standings: Look to the East. For the last five years, the Eastern teams in each league have consistently walked away with more first division finishes than their midwest cousins. No longer do the Brooks regard a western swing like a run through a gauntlet, to be tried only after fattening up on the Phillies. The Senators and Athletics have been moving up too.
So, planting our feet firmly on the Eastern seaboard, here are the CRIMSON's annual, but by no means unanimous, predictions for this year.
Only a court order can break up the Yankees and stop them from setting a new record of five straight pennants. Allie Reynolds and Phil Rizzuto seem to improve with age, and Whitey Ford is back to take up the slack.