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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 8, 1948: An infield single by Johnny Blatnik of the Phillies in the 7th prevents a perfect game by Harry Brecheen of the Cardinals. Brecheen will become the National League ERA leader with 2.24 and the winning percentage leader on a 20-7 record. The Cards win 5–0 and Brecheen scores his 3rd straight shutout.