Today September the 9th 2009 is the 44th universary of Sandy Koufax perfect game on September 9, 1965.
“Two and two to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here’s the pitch: swung on and missed, a perfect game! On the scoreboard in right field it is 9:46 p.m. in the City of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, and a crowd of twenty-nine thousand one-hundred thirty nine just sitting in to see the only pitcher in baseball history to hurl four no-hit, no-run games.” Vin Scully broadcasting the last inning of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game at Dodger Stadium on September 9, 1965:
Sandy Koufax throws a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, becoming the first major -league pitcher to throw four no-itters, surpassing the records held by Cy Young, bob Feller and Larry Corcoran.
Here is Vin’s broadcast of the 9th inning of Sandy Koufax perfect game:
In that game there was the possibility of a double no hitter as Bob Hendley was pitching the game of his life. He said it was an honor to lose to Sandy.
Here is the line Score:
Hearing that 9th inning again gets me misty.
The final batter of the game was Harvey Kuenn who struck out. Did you know that on May 11, 1963 Sandy Koufax threw his second no-hitter and the final batter retired during that gem was also Harvey Kuenn? Unluckly guy.
Bob Hendley allowed only one hit during the game which set up a record for least amount of hits during a nine inning game by both teams.