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Koufax Strikes Out 18 Cubs as Dodgers Win, 10-2

Apr. 24, 1962 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters today and matched the modern major league mark he already shared with Bob Feller. The 26-year-old left-hander accomplished the feat in beating the Chicago Cubs, 10-2. Feller struck out 18 for the Cleveland Indians in a losing game against the Tigers on Oct. 2, 1938, and Koufax did the same against the Giants on Aug. 31, 1959. Each game went nine innings. The major league record for strikeouts is 19. It is shared by Charles Sweeney, who did it for Providence against Boston in a National League game on June 7, 1884, and by Hugh Dailey, a one-armed Chicago pitcher who tied the mark in a Union Association game against Boston on July 7 of the same year. The Union Association was organized as a third major league in 1884. It expired after one season.


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