Happy 50th to Koufax’s perfecto

nonotriviaHall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw his fourth no-hitter in the form of a perfect game, 50 years ago today.

Koufax on September 9, 1965, retired each of the 27 Chicago Cubs batters he faced at Dodger Stadium to set a new record for career no-hitters. Nolan Ryan would eventually break the mark of 4 and extend his record to 7.

But Koufax’s perfecto had such an impact on the Cubs that the team avoided being no-hit for nearly 50 years, with the streak ending this year at the hands of Cole Hamels.