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Ron Necciai: 27 Strikeouts in Nine Inning Game

Published by on June 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Many pitchers in the history of organized baseball have struck out a lot of hitters in one game but Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters one night 57 years ago.

The date was May 13, 1952 when Necciai started the game in the Class-D Appalachian League game feeling sickly. He was pitching for the Bristol Twins against the Welch Miners in Bristol, VA.

At this time May 13 was known for being the birthday of heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis in 1914 near Lafayette, Alabama.  Others born on this date were Bea Arthur of Maude and Golden Girls fame in 1923, Stevie Wonder in 1950 and Dennis Rodman in 1961.

During the game Necciai complained about feeling sick so the manager sent for some cottage cheese to s...

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