Cubs Bob Rush Makes Bid For Fourth Shutout Today, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Cubs Bob Rush Makes Bid For Fourth Shutout Today By the United Press Bob Rush bids for baseballs record book today and the six-foot, five-inch Chicago Cubs righthander has every confidence hell make it. Rush, a 26-year-old beanpole in his fifth major league year, will aim for his fourth consecutive shutout, a feat performed in the past by only five hurlers. Only one, Doc White ofe the old Chicago White Sox, pitched five straight scoreless games at the turn of the cenjhiry to hold that mark without dispute. He has won seven games and lost only two and he has gone seven complete games, only five short of the number of complete games he turned in during the entire 1951 season. At present Rush has gone 29 2 3 innings without allowing a run, compared to Carl Hubbells major league record of 46 1 3 innings. In the last 55 innings, Rush has allowed only four earned rans, struck out 30 and given up only 29 hits. Usually he works with three days rest, but tomorrow against the Giants hell have a break. Manager Phil Cav-arretta gave him four days off this time to have him in top shape for his record-tying try.

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