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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 22, 1941: A smart play by the Reds Lonny Frey helps Cincy to a 6–4 win over the Giants. With one out and the sacks full in the 1st, Chuck Aleno hits a DP grounder to short. Frey, running from 2B, allows the ball to hit him for an out, stopping play and putting Aleno on 1B. Ernie Lombardi then hits a grand slam. Frank McCormick adds a 2-run home run in the 3rd.
»May 15, 1944: A day after the Reds pitch a one-hitter, Reds reliever Clyde Shoun, making his first start of the season, throws a no-hitter to nip the Boston Braves 1–0. Only 1,014 see the 32-year-old lefty top Jim Tobin, who had thrown one in April. Reds reserve 3B Chuck Aleno accounts for the sole run with his only 1944 home run.