If you are discussing sporting events that will never happen again, include the event of July 2, 1963.
On that night, in Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn matched up or a game that will be forever talked about when we bring up the topic of pitch counts, complete games, quality starts, ultimate quality starts, and shutouts.
That night, the Giants won 1-0 on a 16th inning walkoff homer by Willie Mays.
Both Marichal and Spahn went the distance, each throwing over 200 pitches, and with these two masters on the mound, the game lasted just four hours and 10 minutes.
Warren Spahn – July 2, 1963
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Juan Marichal – July 2, 1963
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