Cubs manager Dusty Baker is trying his hardest to
ignore the history that has preceded his tenure at
Wrigley Field. So, when his charges have a bad stretch
like the one they just experienced (3-7), he doesn't
want to hear about the collapse of 1969 or anything
like that. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes
that a bad patch like this is nothing in the context
of a long season.
In spite of spending the early portion of his career
in the low-scoring Dead Ball Era and also being one of
the handful of the best pitchers who ever lived,
Walter Johnson managed only one no-hitter in his
career. It came 83 years ago Tuesday against the
Boston Red Sox and Dick Heller of the Washington Times
recounts what happened that day at Fenway Park.
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