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Sandy Koufax Authors Second No-Hitter as Dodgers Top Giants, 8-0

🚨May 11, 1963 - Sandy Koufax, the Dodger left-hander, pitched the second no-hitter of his career tonight in a tension-packed 8-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. He retired the first 22 men he faced before giving a walk to Ed Bailey, the Giant catcher. Koufax still faced the minimum number of batters, however, because Bailey was erased on a double play. But in the ninth, Koufax walked Willie McCovey with two out before Harvey Kuenn grounded out to bring him his no-hitter. It was the first no-hitter in the majors this season. Last year, Koufax hurled a no-hitter June 30 against the New York Mets. In that game, he walked 5 men and struck out 13. In tonight’s contest, Koufax relied less on his fastball and struck out four. Tonight’s brilliant pitching performance came before the largest crowd of the season, as 55,530 spectators jammed Dodger Stadium. From the sixth inning on, fans became aware that Koufax was headed toward a no-hitter and a possible perfect game and applauded every time he retired a batter. Koufax was given ovation in the eighth inning when he came to bat, drew a walk, and scored a run. The loser of tonight’s contest was Juan Marichal, who lasted 5 1/3 innings, during which he gave up 9 hits and 4 runs.


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