On September 23, 1942 — 1942 – Larry French of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitches a brilliant one-hitter, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 6 – 0, for his 197th career win. After a brief relief stint on the 26th, he will join the U.S. Navy, rise through the ranks and retire in 1969 with the rank of captain. Larry MacPhail, the 52-year-old Dodger president, also announces today that he is quitting at the end of the season to re-enter the army.


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