Sport: No-Hitter

Branch Rickey was unhappy about the way his third-place Dodgers were playing baseball. In an after-dinner speech last week he remarked that some of his players were getting "a little complacent."

"The hell I'm complacent!" was Second Baseman Jackie Robinson's reaction next day.

Rickey backpedaled a bit. "Perhaps only one or two men are guilty," he said. That night the aroused Dodgers went out and beat the Boston Braves, to end a four-game losing streak. The next night, even Rickey's needling didn't help. There was nothing complacent about the way the Dodgers were swinging at Vernon Bickford's pitches, but for the life...

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