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DumpJerry
04-02-2005, 11:38 PM
Ok, this one can probably be answered with a little online research, but I thought I would kick off the 2005 season with a trivia question at the expense of a National League team. Here it is:

When Sandy Koufax pitched his fourth and final no-no, what team was it against, how many batters did he walk, how many hits and walks did the opposing pitcher(s) give up and what was the final score? Hint: the answer will put a smile on (most of) our faces.

DumpJerry
04-03-2005, 10:56 AM
Come on everyone......you're disappoiting me. Do I need to give up another hint? Or am I just boring you?:?:

hose
04-03-2005, 11:21 AM
Without going to a book or yahoo for an answer I'll go with the Cubs as the team.

I'll also say that Koufax pitched a perfect game.

This part is a bit of a reach.... Cub pitcher threw a 1 hitter in the loss, and that pitcher was.....? Kenny Holtzman.

Fredsox
04-03-2005, 12:01 PM
Why am I hoping that the losing pitcher was Ernie Broglio? Wouldn't that be sweet?

DumpJerry
04-03-2005, 12:10 PM
It was the Cubs (of course!). Koufax threw a perfect game, the Flubs pitcher gave up one hit and one walk. The final score was 1-0 Dodgers. One of the baserunners stole second and managed to score on an error (IIFC, the walk stole second and then he scored when the other guy got a hit and there was a throwing error that allowed him to score). The game was two batters away from being a double perfect game, but the Flubs screwed it up! There is no truth to the rumors that Steve Bartman was in the crowd. Not sure which "curse" applied to this one.
IIRC correctly, the game took place at the Urinal. I'm sure nobody realized the significance of the game.

whitesoxwilkes
04-03-2005, 12:20 PM
If you have Jane Leavy's book on Koufax, the scorecard from this game is printed on the inside cover. Pretty neat.

DumpJerry
04-03-2005, 12:35 PM
From Baseballlibrary.com:
September 9, 1965 (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1965SEPTEMBER.stm#day9): In LA, a duel between Dodger Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Hendley_Bob.stm) of the Cubs is perfect until Dodger LF Lou Johnson (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Johnson_Lou.stm) walks in the 5th. Following a sacrifice, Johnson steals 3B and scores on C Chris Krug (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Krug_Chris.stm)'s wild throw. Johnson later gets the game's only hit, a 7th-inning single. Koufax's 4th no-hitter in four years is a perfect game. One hit by two clubs in a completed 9-inning game is also a record, as is the one runner left on base. The two base runners in a game is a ML record. For Chicago pitchers, it is the 2nd one-hitter they've thrown against LA this year and lost.

Would have been nice if it was at the Urinal, but still not another shining day in the history of our beloved Lovable Losers. Losing two one-hitters in a year to the same team has to be demoralizing. poor babies....

TommyJohn
04-03-2005, 05:14 PM
From Baseballlibrary.com:
September 9, 1965 (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1965SEPTEMBER.stm#day9): In LA, a duel between Dodger Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Hendley_Bob.stm) of the Cubs is perfect until Dodger LF Lou Johnson (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Johnson_Lou.stm) walks in the 5th. Following a sacrifice, Johnson steals 3B and scores on C Chris Krug (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Krug_Chris.stm)'s wild throw. Johnson later gets the game's only hit, a 7th-inning single. Koufax's 4th no-hitter in four years is a perfect game. One hit by two clubs in a completed 9-inning game is also a record, as is the one runner left on base. The two base runners in a game is a ML record. For Chicago pitchers, it is the 2nd one-hitter they've thrown against LA this year and lost.

Would have been nice if it was at the Urinal, but still not another shining day in the history of our beloved Lovable Losers. Losing two one-hitters in a year to the same team has to be demoralizing. poor babies....

They were also no-hit that year by Jim Maloney of the Reds, at Wrigley Field.
That game went into extra innings before Cincy scored one run, then Maloney
went out and held the Cubs hitless in the 10th to end what I believe is the
second of two no-hitters that went into extra innings that the pitcher pre-
served.