pitches a no-hit, no-run game


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I have been talking about tone 4s lately. Remember when you were a little kid and you got up in the morning and the sun was shining and there was a little dew on the grass, and your legs felt so good that you could just get up and run? That is a good high tone 4.
A fellow who pitches a no-hit, no-run game—believe me—walks off that pitcher’s mound tone 4. Nothing will touch him for a while; he is really up the tone scale.

From All possible abberrations. Lecture given on 4 June 1951. 5106C04
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    It refers to baseball, specifically the pitcher who pitches so well that the batters on the opposing team don't get a hit, and don't score a run (how you earn points). This can be called a no-hit, no-run game.

    The pitcher pitches from a slightly elevated mound in the center of the baseball diamond – the pitcher's mound. You might like to search for a diagram of a baseball field.
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