The September 9, 1965 Report

If you don’t consider the matchup between the Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax and the Cubs’ Bob Hendley, the greatest nine inning pitching performance, I urge you to share with me one that was superior. Koufax threw a perfect game and Hundley threw a complete game allowing just one hit, one walk, and one unearned run.

—————–1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cubs ——– 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dodgers — 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 1 1 0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA
Don Young CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Glenn Beckert 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224
Billy Williams RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .307
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Ernie Banks 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 .269
Byron Browne LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Chris Krug C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Don Kessinger SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211
   Joey Amalfitano PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Bob Hendley P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
   Harvey Kuenn PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Team Totals 27 0 0 0 0 14 .000
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Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Maury Wills SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .669
Jim Gilliam 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .757
   John Kennedy 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .478
Willie Davis CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .631
Lou Johnson LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 .260 .704
Ron Fairly RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .746
Jim Lefebvre 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .239 .685
   Dick Tracewski 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .573
Wes Parker 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .689
Jeff Torborg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .667
Sandy Koufax P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .178 .434
Team Totals 24 1 1 0 1 3 .042 .163
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Hendley

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Bob Hendley, L (2-3) 8 1 1 0 1 3 0 7.00 26 80
Team Totals 8 1 1 0 1 3 0 0.00 26 80
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Koufax

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Sandy Koufax, W (22-7) 9 0 0 0 0 14 0 2.14 27 101
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 0 14 0 0.00 27 101
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The only hit, the only run came in the 5th inning

Inn Score Out RoB Batter Pitcher Play Description
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs’ Bob Hendley facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 L. Johnson B. Hendley Walk
b5 0-0 0 1– R. Fairly B. Hendley Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- J. Lefebvre B. Hendley Johnson Steals 3B; Johnson Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER
b5 1-0 1 J. Lefebvre B. Hendley Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 2 W. Parker B. Hendley Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.
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