It was July 2, 1963. Even though it is July, they are playing at Candlestick Park so it probably wasn’t hot. 15,921 were in attendance at the start. Wonder how many stayed to the end.
In one of baseball’s most memorable pitching duels, Giants’ right-hander Juan Marichal and the Braves’ southpaw Warren Spahn both hurl 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays ends the marathon contest with a homer off Spahnie in the bottom of the 16th giving San Francisco a 1-0 win.
I can’t imagine pitching 16 innings. Now that is a feat in and of itself. And then to loose. Ouch.
Hank Aaron would go 0 for 6 that day. Not much help from Hammerin’ Hank will not get you too far.
Here are the results for the game.
|Lee Maye LF||6||0||0||0||1||0||7||.246||.400||.693|
|Frank Bolling 2B||7||0||2||0||0||0||7||.223||.295||.570|
|Hank Aaron RF||6||0||0||0||1||1||7||.312||.584||.970|
|Eddie Mathews 3B||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.247||.416||.796|
|Denis Menke 3B||5||0||2||0||0||1||5||.237||.343||.635|
|Norm Larker 1B||5||0||0||0||2||0||7||.189||.262||.582|
|Mack Jones CF||5||0||1||0||0||2||5||.225||.346||.670|
|Don Dillard PH-CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.239||.375||.652|
|Del Crandall C||6||0||2||0||0||0||6||.181||.219||.469|
|Roy McMillan SS||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||.222||.347||.615|
|Warren Spahn P||6||0||1||0||0||3||6||.167||.292||.507|