Some of my cousins were at that game. One called the game the "no hitter but all walker." And while Jim Maloney struck out 12, he walked 10, hit a batter and threw almost 180 pitches.
And how about those Cincinnati uniforms with the name under the number on the back? If I recall correctly, the Sacramento Kings (who were once the Cincinnati Royals) also had that design.
Anyway, one cousin always said that three things stuck out to him about Maloney's no hitter: (1) Ernie Banks striking out on a pitch in the dirt (that should have been ball 4) to end the 8th, (2) Leo Cardenas hitting a ball off the left field foul pole for the game's only run and (3) Banks hitting into a double play to end the contest.
Last edited by cards press box; 11-18-2013 at 03:36 PM.