Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Forgotten Men: Harvey Haddix

As Michele says

There is nothing in all of sports more beautiful than a perfect game.

This might be a good time to remember Harvey Haddix. If the perfect game- retiring 27 consecutive batters-- is the most difficult feat in sports, what should we say about retiring 36 straight in a single game?

That's what Haddix did on May 26, 1959. Sadly, he lost in the 13th.

Thirteen innings. Both starters went the distance. It was a different world back then.

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