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A roundup of the week Sept. 22-28
Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
October 06, 1980
BOATING—With easy victories in the final two races, FREEDOM, skippered by Dennis Conner, won the America's Cup series off Newport, R.I. 4-1 over the challenger, Australia. The U.S. has now held the Cup through 24 challenges spanning 129 years (page 98).
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October 06, 1980

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 22-28

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In Winston-Salem, N.C., former Pitcher ERNIE SHORE, 89, who in seven seasons (1912-20) with the Giants, Red Sox and Yankees was 63-42 with a 2.45 ERA. His best year was 1915, when he had a 19-7 record and the first of his three World Series wins for Boston. In 1917 with the Red Sox, he pitched a "perfect" game in relief of Babe Ruth, who was ejected after disputing a ball-four call on the Washington Senators' first batter.

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