Sandy Koufax’s Perfect Game

In lieu of repeating all the descriptions of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game that already exist, here is simply the cover of the Los Angeles Times sports section the day after the game:


Well, I will note that on the same day, Juan Marichal, making “his first start in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park since his Aug. 22 battle with John Roseboro” pitched his 10th shutout of 1965, a four-hitter, and got his 21st win, one behind Koufax. And, the one hit Bob Hendley gave up in this game, a bloop double by Lou Johnson in the seventh, did not produce the Dodgers’ run: that came on a walk to Johnson, a sacrifice by Ron Fairly, and Johnson’s steal of third, then coming home on Chris Krug’s bad throw.

(audio of Vin Scully calling Koufax’s final three outs is available here)


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