Sport: Practice Makes Perfect

It stands to reason that if a fellow pitches enough no-hit games, he is bound to win one sooner or later. Two months ago, against the New York Mets, Cincinnati's lim Maloney, 25, pitched ten innings of hitless ball−only to lose the game 1-0 when Johnny Lewis, a .245 hitter, homered in the eleventh inning. Last week in Chicago, Maloney tried and tried again.

The Chicago Cubs did not hit a ball out of the infield until the eighth inning. But lim walked ten men, hit another, stretched the count to 3-2 against 14 batters. He loaded the bases on walks in...

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