The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax threw his third career no-hitter, 55 years ago today.
On Thursday, June 4, 1964, at Connie Mack Stadium, Koufax no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies for a 3-0 win. Koufax struck out 12 and faced the minimum number of batters (27), with his only blemish issuing a fourth-inning walk to Dick Allen. Allen was caught attempting to steal second base.
Koufax’s performance that night tied Larry Corcoran, Cy Young and Bob Feller for most career no-hitters.
Koufax would throw a fourth no-no to break the record in 1965, but the Corcoran-Young-Feller-Koufax mark would fall in 1981 when Nolan Ryan threw his fifth — and later sixth and seventh — no-no.
Feature photo courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library