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May 20, 1943

May 20, 1943 All sorts of good news qualified as Page 1 material during World War II. So it was no surprise to look at the May 20, 1943 edition of the Boston Globe and, front and center, find a report on the Braves sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates. The sweep ran the Braves’ winning streak to seven games, bringing their record to 14-8, good for second place in the National League, behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The 8-14, last-place Red Sox were stuck in Cleveland, hoping the rain might stop so they could face the Indians in a ...

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