On August 5, 1964 — “Roberto Clemente scores 2 knockouts: Drysdale in 8, Dodgers in 9.” Clemente’s 9th-inning liner over the head of second baseman Nate Oliver, his third hit of the game, brings home Gene Alley with the winning run. Visiting beat writer Frank Finch reports: “The crowd of 11,071 figured L.A. had won another one when the Californians reeled off six straight hits with two out in the 6th to take a 3 – 1 lead, but starter Don Drysdale and reliever Ron Perranoski failed to contain the battling Buccos down the stretch. After pitching his way out of several earlier jams, Drysdale was yanked in the 8th when Bill Virdon singled and reached third on Clemente’s double. Perranoski (4-6) came in to whiff the dangerous Jerry Lynch, then wild-pitched Virdon across the plate… Perranoski gave up a score-tying home run to Jim Pagliaroni in the last of the 9th and a single to Ducky Schofield to set the stage for Roberto Clemente’s game-winning single.”

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