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San Francisco’s Juan Marichal spins a 1-0 no-hitter against the Colts at Candlestick Park

1963 – 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.

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1963 – Bob Aspromonte hits a grand slam home run off Lindy McDaniel to beat the Cubs in ten innings, 6-2. The blast fulfills a promise Aspromonte made to a Little Leaguer blinded by a lightning strike who is recovering in Houston. The next year, Aspromonte hits another grand slam on June 11th to down Cincinnati, 5-3. 

1963 – Bob Aspromonte hits a grand slam home run off Lindy McDaniel to beat the Cubs in ten innings, 6-2. The blast fulfills a promise Aspromonte made to a Little Leaguer blinded by a lightning strike who is recovering in Houston. The next year, Aspromonte hits another grand slam on June 11th to down Cincinnati, 5-3. 

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1963 – The first Sunday night game in National League history is played at Colt Stadium with Houston blanking the Giants, 3-0, to sweep the series. The Colt .45s got permission from the league after the summer heat made day games an ordeal during the 1962 season. 38-year-old castoff Hal Brown is the hero, relieving Dick Farrell in third inning and allowing just one hit the rest of the way for his first National League win. 

1963 – The first Sunday night game in National League history is played at Colt Stadium with Houston blanking the Giants, 3-0, to sweep the series. The Colt .45s got permission from the league after the summer heat made day games an ordeal during the 1962 season. 38-year-old castoff Hal Brown is the hero, relieving Dick Farrell in third inning and allowing just one hit the rest of the way for his first National League win. 

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1963 – Pitching against the Dodgers usually gets Dick Farrell fired up, never forgiving them for making him available in the expansion draft. He tosses a no-hitter for the first seven innings and finishes with a 2-1, two-hit triumph. Rusty Staub belts the first homer of his big league career off Don Drysdale in the fourth 

1963 – Pitching against the Dodgers usually gets Dick Farrell fired up, never forgiving them for making him available in the expansion draft. He tosses a no-hitter for the first seven innings and finishes with a 2-1, two-hit triumph. Rusty Staub belts the first homer of his big league career off Don Drysdale in the fourth 

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1963 –  Don Nottebart hurls the first no-hitter in franchise history, a 4-1 triumph over Philadelphia at Colt Stadium.  Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes Covington’s fly on the run for the final out. It is just the third Colts win in 24 tries against their early nemesis.

1963 –  Don Nottebart hurls the first no-hitter in franchise history, a 4-1 triumph over Philadelphia at Colt Stadium.  Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes Covington’s fly on the run for the final out. It is just the third Colts win in 24 tries against their early nemesis.

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1963 – Frank Robinson blasts two home runs and drives in seven as the Reds stampede the Colts, 13-3. The last of his mammoth shots comes at the expense of Jim Umbricht, making his first appearance after cancer surgery. Umbricht has over 100 stitches in his leg as he takes the mound.

1963 – Frank Robinson blasts two home runs and drives in seven as the Reds stampede the Colts, 13-3. The last of his mammoth shots comes at the expense of Jim Umbricht, making his first appearance after cancer surgery. Umbricht has over 100 stitches in his leg as he takes the mound.

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1963 – Backup catcher Jim Campbell homers in the 13th for a 2-1 triumph over the Giants. The Colts’ other run comes when Howie Goss, Carroll Hardy and Bob Aspromonte successfully execute a triple steal. 

1963 – Backup catcher Jim Campbell homers in the 13th for a 2-1 triumph over the Giants. The Colts’ other run comes when Howie Goss, Carroll Hardy and Bob Aspromonte successfully execute a triple steal. 

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1963 – Reliever Jim Umbricht undergoes 6-1/2 hours of surgery at Methodist Hospital to remove malignant cancer tumors from his leg, thigh and groin. Two months later, he is back on the mound pitching for the Colt .45s. 

1963 – Reliever Jim Umbricht undergoes 6-1/2 hours of surgery at Methodist Hospital to remove malignant cancer tumors from his leg, thigh and groin. Two months later, he is back on the mound pitching for the Colt .45s. 

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1963 – Colts acquire second baseman Nellie Fox from the White Sox for pitcher Jim Golden, outfielder Danny Murphy and cash. The veteran infielder bats .265 in two season before joining the coaching ranks. A team player, Fox leads the league in sacrifice bunts during the 1964 season while mentoring the young Colts.

1963 – Colts acquire second baseman Nellie Fox from the White Sox for pitcher Jim Golden, outfielder Danny Murphy and cash. The veteran infielder bats .265 in two season before joining the coaching ranks. A team player, Fox leads the league in sacrifice bunts during the 1964 season while mentoring the young Colts.

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Judge Roy Hofheinz leads a ceremony marking the topping point of construction on the new domed stadium . Hofheinz remarks that builders are running ahead of schedule. There is optimism that the stadium will be ready before the 1964 season ends but the new park sees only September fungo practice as completion nears. 

1963 – Judge Roy Hofheinz leads a ceremony marking the topping point of construction on the new domed stadium . Hofheinz remarks that builders are running ahead of schedule. There is optimism that the stadium will be ready before the 1964 season ends but the new park sees only September fungo practice as completion nears. 

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1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

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 1963 The fledgling Colts field an all-rookie lineup for a late-season duel with New York. Starting are outfielders Brock Davis, Aaron Pointer and Jim Wynn, infielders Rusty Staub, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Glenn Vaughan, catcher Jerry Grote and 17-year-old pitcher Jay Dahl. Despite four future All-Stars, the Mets prevail, 10-3.

 1963 The fledgling Colts field an all-rookie lineup for a late-season duel with New York. Starting are outfielders Brock Davis, Aaron Pointer and Jim Wynn, infielders Rusty Staub, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Glenn Vaughan, catcher Jerry Grote and 17-year-old pitcher Jay Dahl. Despite four future All-Stars, the Mets prevail, 10-3.

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1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

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1963 – The Colts surrender just seven hits in sweeping a twinbill from the Mets, 5-4 and 5-0. Turk Farrell goes the distance on four hits in the opener while fanning eleven. Chris Zachary and Hal Woodeshick combine for a three-hit shutout in the nightcap. Teenager Rusty Staub and Johnny Weekly go deep in the second game.

1963 – The Colts surrender just seven hits in sweeping a twinbill from the Mets, 5-4 and 5-0. Turk Farrell goes the distance on four hits in the opener while fanning eleven. Chris Zachary and Hal Woodeshick combine for a three-hit shutout in the nightcap. Teenager Rusty Staub and Johnny Weekly go deep in the second game.

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1963 – Bob Aspromonte hits another home run for blinded Bill Bradley who is able to watch this grand slam that beats the Mets, 7-3 . After three operations in two years, Bradley’s sight is restored, allowing him to see the promised homer and to see his hero point to him as he rounded the bases. The blast capped a seven-run first inning which was all Turk Farrell needed to chalk up the victory.

1963 – Bob Aspromonte hits another home run for blinded Bill Bradley who is able to watch this grand slam that beats the Mets, 7-3 . After three operations in two years, Bradley’s sight is restored, allowing him to see the promised homer and to see his hero point to him as he rounded the bases. The blast capped a seven-run first inning which was all Turk Farrell needed to chalk up the victory.

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1963 – Ernie Fazio scores on a single from Rusty Staub in the 11th inning for a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. It is Staub’s second RBI of the game. Hal Woodeshick wins his eighth, all in relief. Johnny Temple drives in the Colts’ other two runs with a single in the eighth inning.

1963 – Ernie Fazio scores on a single from Rusty Staub in the 11th inning for a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. It is Staub’s second RBI of the game. Hal Woodeshick wins his eighth, all in relief. Johnny Temple drives in the Colts’ other two runs with a single in the eighth inning.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1963

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1963 World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers NL over New York Yankees AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Sandy Koufax Babe Ruth Award – Sandy Koufax Awards – </strong?...

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The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball.

The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball.

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The A’s and Orioles swap first basemen with Jim Gentile along with $25,000 going to Oakland in exchange for Norm Siebern. Each player will have a mediocre season with their new club, but Baltimore’s new infielder plays for American League’s All-Star team.

The A’s and Orioles swap first basemen with Jim Gentile along with $25,000 going to Oakland in exchange for Norm Siebern. Each player will have a mediocre season with their new club, but Baltimore’s new infielder plays for American League’s All-Star team.

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Second baseman Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes. Rose becomes the second Cincinnati Reds player to win the award, after Frank Robinson.

1963 – Second baseman Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes. Rose becomes the second Cincinnati Reds player to win the award, after Frank Robinson.

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Bill Veeck, along with his son Mike and a nephew, is among the 250,000 people who pay their respect to John F Kennedy, lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The former owner of the Phillies, Indians, Browns, and White Sox is encouraged by the slain president’s family to move to the front, but he insists he is just an ordinary citizen and keeps his place in the extreme cold as blood from his amputated leg begins to soak his trousers during the 15 hours of standing in line.

Bill Veeck, along with his son Mike and a nephew, is among the 250,000 people who pay their respect to John F Kennedy, lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The former owner of the Phillies, Indians, Browns, and White Sox is encouraged by the slain president’s family to move to the front, but he insists he is just an ordinary citizen and keeps his place in the extreme cold as blood from his amputated leg begins to soak his trousers during the 15 hours of standing in line.

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Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League’s MVP. The Dodger southpaw, who compiled a 25-5 record along with a 1.88 ERA, out points Cardinals’ infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League’s MVP. The Dodger southpaw, who compiled a 25-5 record along with a 1.88 ERA, out points Cardinals’ infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

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Colt .45s announce a 40-man winter roster with 19 players aged 21 or younger, ten of them with a year or less of major league experience. Only five are aged 30 or older. Jay Dahl, at 17, is the youngest.

1963 – Colt .45s announce a 40-man winter roster with 19 players aged 21 or younger, ten of them with a year or less of major league experience. Only five are aged 30 or older. Jay Dahl, at 17, is the youngest.

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