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Reds Top Pirates as O’Toole Flirts with Perfection

July 23, 1962 - Jim O’Toole had a perfect game for seven and one-third innings tonight as he pitched the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-hit, 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. No Pirate had reached base against the left-hander until Bob Skinner lined a double to right center with one out in the eighth. Bill Virdon, the only other Pirate to get on, drew O’Toole’s only walk in the ninth. The 25-year-old O’Toole had a 19-9 record last year and is 9-11 this season. He struck out six. The walk he gave was the only one of the game.


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