Sandy Koufax nearly had his first perfect game here as he faced the minimum twenty-seven batters, had no errors, but walked one batter in the fourth inning on a 3-2 fastball that many historians considered a strike!
The curveball was described as devastatingly awesome and Sandy Koufax struck out twelve - including every batter, but Cookie Rojas, at least once!
Ninth inning play-by-play: Sandy Koufax struck out Tony Taylor looking with a 2-2 count for the first out. Ruben Amaro came to the plate swinging and on the first pitch hit a pop-up behind first base that was easily caught by Ron Fairly for the second out. Bobby Wine was called on to pinch hit and he fouled off a pitch which hit the umpire, Ed Vargo, in the throat. The game was delayed for a few moments and Koufax did not appear to be bothered as he tossed four more pitches to Wine who struck out swinging for the final out!