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More No Hit/Perfect Games Notes

June 22, 2020

In yesterday’s post on the 56th anniversary of Jim Bunning’s perfect game, I cited it was the first by a National League pitcher in 84 plus years.

The next one would come 1 year and 80 days later, when the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax, who pitched and won the day of Bunning’s perfect game, hurled one, vs the Chicago Cubs on September 9, 1965.

There had been 2 no hit game in the National League in 1964, before Bunning’s perfect game and both “no-hit” pitchers, Sandy Koufax (his 1964 no hit game was vs the Phillies) and Ken Johnson pitched and won on that June 21, 1964 day.

Johnson’s win that day, was in sharp contrast to his no hit game vs the Cincinnati Reds, as he lost (1-0) in that game, in which he pitched a no-hitter.

 

Phils’ second baseman, Tony Taylor, made a great defensive play, throwing out Jesse Gonder in the 5th inning of Jim Bunning’s perfect game.

 

 

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