How odd that the fifth winningest pitcher in major league history had to wait until he was thirty-nine years old to get his first gem. Warren Spahn was simply dominant and his breaking ball never seemed to miss. Every Phillie in the lineup, except Bobby Malkmus, was struck out at least once and Spahn came within two bases on balls of a perfect game.
Batting & Fielding Notes
: Struck out for Woods
in 8th inning.
b: Struck out for Amaro in 8th inning.
c: Struck out for Buzhardt in 9th inning.
d: Struck out for Callison in 9th inning.
: Amaro, Malkmus-Herrera 2.
Left on Base : Philadelphia 2, Milwaukee 6.
Sacrifice Fly : Adcock.
Sacrifice Hit : Logan.
Stolen Base : Bruton.
Triple : Dark.
None : n/a.
Length of game : 2:02.
Umpires : Gorman, Smith, Sudol, Boggess.
Warren Spahn threw one-hundred five pitches during this game. Seventy-one were strikes and only thirty-four were balls!
Warren Spahn won more games than any other left handed pitcher in history, was a twenty-plus game winner thirteen times, and the attendance at this particular game was the lowest to date at County Stadium!
Did you know that the Philadelphia Phillies were no-hit in August of 1960 also? That game was pitched twenty-nine days earlier by Milwuaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette!