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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.

Milwaukee Braves Table
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA SLG OPS
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
Team Totals 55 0 8 0 4 10 59 .145 .164 .367
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/11/2017.

Warren Spahn – Milwaukee Braves

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