Sport: Cagey Mixture

Just before wartime baseball wobbled offstage, the American League produced its first no-hit, no-run game since 1940. The Philadelphia Athletics' 23-year-old Dick Fowler, making his first »tart since getting a Canadian Army discharge, confounded the-St. Louis Browns with a cagey mixture of sliders and fast balls. He struck out six, walked four, allowed only five balls to be hit beyond the infield. Afterwards, the 6 ft. 4 in. hurler telephoned his wife: "I did it, honey."

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