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Sandy Koufax's perfect game...



Item # 643161

September 10, 1965

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1965 

* Sandy Koufax's perfect game 
* Los Angeles Dodgers 


Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "Koufax of Dodgers Hurls Perfect Game" Report continues in the sport's section with photo and box scores. First report coverage on Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Sandy Koufax's 1st and only perfect game pitched. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Thirty-six pages,
some margin wear, mostly along spine, close cut along right margin, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: On September 9, 1965, Koufax became the sixth pitcher of the modern era to throw a perfect game, the first by a left-hander since 1880. The game was Koufax's fourth no-hitter, setting a Major League record (subsequently broken by Nolan Ryan). Koufax struck out 14 batters, the most recorded in a perfect game. The game also featured a quality performance by the opposing pitcher, Bob Hendley of the Cubs. Hendley pitched a one-hitter and allowed only two batters to reach base. Both pitchers had no-hitters intact until the seventh inning.

In one of baseball's great statistical and score-keeping anomalies, this has been the only nine-inning major league game where both teams combined for one hit. The game's only run, scored by the Dodgers, was unearned. The Dodger run was scored without a recorded at bat—Lou Johnson walked, reached second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third, and scored when the throw to get him out at third went wild.

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