On September 9, 1965 — Sandy Koufax fires a perfect game.

“And there’s 29,000 people in the ballpark and a million butterflies.” – Vin Scully’s description Of Koufax’s gem.

Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Chicago Cubs bests Bob Hendley’s one hit effort, 1-0. The Dodger Stadium gem is the southpaw’s record fourth no-hitter. Koufax strikes out the side in the top of the 9th and fanned a total of 14 Cub’s on the day!
Hendley took a hard loss, the only run was scored on a throwing error when Lou Johnson stole 3rd base after he doubled in the 7th inning. the game featured 2 total base runners and was completed in 1 hr and 43 minutes.

 


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Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Chicago Cubs 0

SABR Article on todays game

Game Played on Thursday, September 9, 1965 (N) at Dodger Stadium

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  0  1
LA  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   1  1  0

WP: Koufax (22-7)
LP: Hendley (2-3)

Play by Play

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Paul Pryor
Official Scorer: Bob Hunter
Time of Game: 1:43   Attendance: 29139
Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Young               cf        Wills               ss
2. Beckert             2b        Gilliam             3b
3. Williams            rf        W. Davis            cf
4. Santo               3b        Johnson             lf
5. Banks               1b        Fairly              rf
6. Browne              lf        Lefebvre            2b
7. Krug                c         Parker              1b
8. Kessinger           ss        Torborg             c
9. Hendley             p         Koufax              p

CUBS 1ST: Umpire Paul Pryor worked the afternoon game in San
Francisco and then flew to Los Angeles for this game; Young
popped to second; Debut game for Don Young; Beckert was
called out on strikes; foul was a shot past third, barely
foul; Williams was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Wills grounded out (pitcher to first); Gilliam
flied out to center; W. Davis popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santo popped to catcher in foul territory; Banks
struck out; according to Scully, strikeout was on a
forkball; Browne lined to center; Debut game for Byron
Browne; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Johnson popped to first in foul territory; Fairly
flied out to center; Lefebvre flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 3RD: Krug flied to center; Kessinger flied to right;
Hendley was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Parker grounded out (shortstop to first); Torborg
grounded out (third to first); Koufax grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 4TH: Young popped to first in foul territory; Beckert flied
to right; Williams was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Wills grounded out (first unassisted); Gilliam
flied to center; W. Davis popped to second in foul territory;
Excellent one-handed running catch by Beckert; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 5TH: Santo flied to left; Banks struck out; Browne grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers
0.

DODGERS 5TH: Johnson walked; Fairly out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Johnson to second]; Hendley may have had
a play at 2nd.  Scully says he dropped ball and then had to go
to 1st; Johnson stole third [Johnson scored (error by Krug)
(unearned)]; Lefebvre struck out; Parker grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

CUBS 6TH: Krug grounded out (shortstop to first); throw in
the dirt dug out by Parker; Kessinger grounded out (third to
first); close play, Gilliam playing close for bunt;
Hendley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Torborg flied to center; Koufax was called out on
strikes; Wills grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

CUBS 7TH: Young struck out; ball 2 very high & wide - to the
backstop; Beckert flied to right; Williams flied to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 7TH: Gilliam grounded out (third to first); fine play
by Santo on high bonucer; W. Davis grounded out (first
unassisted); slow grounder. Banks tagged sliding Davis;
Johnson doubled to first; barely carried to outfield grass,
rolled foul, fielded by Banks; Fairly grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

CUBS 8TH: KENNEDY REPLACED GILLIAM (PLAYING 3B); Santo was
called out on strikes; Banks struck out; Browne struck out;
Scully says Koufax 'forced' pitch that was ball to Browne; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 8TH: Lefebvre struck out; Parker grounded out (pitcher
to first); nice play by Banks to save throwing error on high
throw; Torborg flied to left; at bullpen gate; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

CUBS 9TH: TRACEWSKI REPLACED LEFEBVRE (PLAYING 2B); Krug struck
out; AMALFITANO BATTED FOR KESSINGER; Amalfitano struck out;
KUENN BATTED FOR HENDLEY; Kuenn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             0   0   1    0
 Dodgers          1   1   0    1