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Milwaukee Braves’ Harvey Haddix’s 12 Perfect Innings

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


 

It has been 50 years since Harvey Haddix pitched 12 innings of perfect baseball on May 26, 1959. He was pitching for the Pittsburgh  Pirates against the  Milwaukee Braves on that night who sent Lew Burdette to the mound.

19,154 fans attended the game and saw the best game pitched in the history of major league baseball.

Haddix was not known for striking out a lot of hitters but did strikeout eight on this monumental night. His mound opponent Burdette struck out only two in 13 innings.

While Haddix was pitching 12 perfect innings Burdette allowed the Pirates to garner 12 hits but all were singles. Haddix had one of the hits against Burdette.<...

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