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Sport: No Hits, No Runs, One Heir

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It was a boy. Papa Edward Marvin Head, 26, passed around the cigars, strode proudly out to pitch for the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers. It was his first game in two years, and his arm was a bit sore (he was hurt by the recoil of an antitank gun last summer).

Two strikeouts, three walks and 105 minutes later, Papa Head had pitched Brooklyn’s first no-hit, no-run game in six years, the first in the National League in two years. It was even more phenomenal for a right-hander who was originally a southpaw until his left arm was crushed in an auto accident.

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