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FINEST PERFORMANCE BY A VETERAN
Paul O'Neil
January 07, 1957
Four weeks after the baseball season opened, Sal Maglie, 39, turned in his suit to the Cleveland Indians, who had found little for him to do, and headed back to the old National League—and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He took with him an old glove, a head full of pitching craft, a merciless curve and a glinting determination to become a winner again. Before the season was over he had won 13 games for the Dodgers and assured them of the championship of the National League. On Sept. 25 in Ebbets Field he culminated his comeback from baseball obscurity by pitching a no-hit game against Philadelphia, first of his long career. As the last out settled in First Baseman Gil Hodges' glove, the allegedly unemotional Sal the Barber cried to himself: "I got it! I got it! My God, I got it!" He all but made Brooklyn forget his years as a hated Giant.
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January 07, 1957

Finest Performance By A Veteran

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Four weeks after the baseball season opened, Sal Maglie, 39, turned in his suit to the Cleveland Indians, who had found little for him to do, and headed back to the old National League—and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He took with him an old glove, a head full of pitching craft, a merciless curve and a glinting determination to become a winner again. Before the season was over he had won 13 games for the Dodgers and assured them of the championship of the National League. On Sept. 25 in Ebbets Field he culminated his comeback from baseball obscurity by pitching a no-hit game against Philadelphia, first of his long career. As the last out settled in First Baseman Gil Hodges' glove, the allegedly unemotional Sal the Barber cried to himself: "I got it! I got it! My God, I got it!" He all but made Brooklyn forget his years as a hated Giant.

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