Ken Holtzman pitches 2nd hitter of career and scores games only run

Jun 3, 1971 | No Hitters

On June 3, 1971, Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs pitches the second no-hitter of his career, downing the Cincinnati Reds, 1-0. Holtzman, who also scores the only run of the game, will become an ex-Cub after the season when he is traded to the Oakland A’s for Rick Monday.

The No-hitter was nearly lost when Johnny Bench lead the 7th inning with a bunt hit attempt, the ball just went foul, if it had stayed fair Bench would have beaten it out to break up to no hitter. 

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