On June 15 , 1963 — In front of 18,869 fans at Candlestick Park San Francisco’s Juan Marichal spins a 1-0 no-hitter against the Colts at Candlestick Park. For 7-1/2 innings, a scratch single by Willie Mays off Dick Drott is the only hit but Jim Davenport legs out a double in the eighth then Chuck Hiller doubles him home. Marichal strikes out Pete Runnels and Brock Davis to finish the gem.

While the SFGiants franchise has achieved plenty of no-hit success, both in New York and San Francisco, Marichal’s no-hitter snapped a 34-year no hitter drought. Carl Hubbell’s 1929 no-hitter would be the last in New York Giants history and it took five years in San Francisco for Marichal’s milestone to occur.

 


 

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San Francisco Giants 1, Houston Colt .45s 0

Game Played on Saturday, June 15, 1963 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 0 0
SF N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x – 1 3 0

Juan Marichal W (10-3) Drott L(2-4)

Play by Play

COLT .45S 1ST: Fazio struck out; Davis grounded out (first
unassisted); Aspromonte popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Hiller flied out to right; F. Alou struck out; Mays
singled; McCovey struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0,
Giants 0.

COLT .45S 2ND: Warwick flied out to left; Staub popped to
second; Spangler flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Colt
.45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Cepeda struck out; Bailey grounded out (first
unassisted); Davenport flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 3RD: Lillis popped to third in foul territory; Bateman
popped to shortstop; Drott popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Pagan grounded out (third to first); Marichal popped
to second; Hiller walked; F. Alou was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 4TH: On a bunt Fazio grounded out (third to first);
Davis was called out on strikes; Aspromonte grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Mays grounded out (shortstop to first); McCovey was
called out on strikes; Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 5TH: Warwick grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub
grounded out (pitcher to first); Spangler walked; Lillis forced
Spangler (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Bailey grounded out (first unassisted); Davenport
lined to shortstop; Pagan walked; Marichal popped to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 6TH: Bateman flied out to center; Drott was called out
on strikes; Fazio popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 6TH: Hiller grounded out (second to first); F. Alou flied
out to left; Mays popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 7TH: Davis grounded out (first unassisted); Aspromonte
walked; Warwick flied out to left; Staub flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 7TH: McCovey walked; On a bunt Cepeda popped to catcher
in foul territory; Bailey struck out while McCovey was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

COLT .45S 8TH: Spangler popped to first; Lillis flied out to
center; Bateman grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 8TH: Davenport doubled to left; M. ALOU BATTED FOR PAGAN;
M. Alou was called out on strikes; Marichal flied out to left;
Hiller doubled to right [Davenport scored]; F. Alou popped to
third in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Colt .45s 0,
Giants 1.

COLT .45S 9TH: BOWMAN REPLACED M. ALOU (PLAYING SS); TEMPLE
BATTED FOR DROTT; Temple popped to first in foul territory;
RUNNELS BATTED FOR FAZIO; Runnels struck out; Davis was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Colt .45s 0, Giants 1.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Colt .45s 0 0 0 2
Giants 1 3 0 4