Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bill Singer No-Hitter!: Friday, April 18th, 1969


PIT 5, PHI 2 W-Veale 1-2 L-Wise 1-2 S-Hartenstein(2) HR-Clemente(1)

STL 2, NY 1 (13inns) W-Waslewski 2-0 L-R.Taylor 0-1 Shannon GW SF.

CIN 5, ATL 2 W-Maloney 3-0 L-Reed 0-1 S-Granger(1) HR-Carty 2(3) Rose(4) Perez(4)

LA 1, HOU 0 W-Singer 1-2 L-Dierker 0-2 HR-Kosco(2) Singer NO-HITTER.

SF 3, SD 1 W-Perry 2-0 L-Selma 0-1 HR-Spiezio(1)

Bill Singer of the Dodgers delighted the home fans by cutting through the Houston line-up like a hot knife through butter, scoring the young season's second no-hitter, 1-0. The Spacemen only had three base runners, all in the fifth inning. An error, a walk, and an intentional walk loaded the bases with two out for Astro hurler Larry Dierker, who was easily dispatched by Singer. No one else reached base before or after, in an astonishingly easy-looking performance. Andy Kosco's 4th inning solo blast was all the help Singer needed.

In St Louis, the Mets took an early 1-0 lead when Rod Gaspar doubled in Jerry Grote, but the Cards tied it later on with help from an Art Shamsky error at first base. The zeros piled up inning after inning until ex-Redbird Ron Taylor took over in the bottom of the 13th and promptly gave up the deciding run to get the Cardinals back on the winning track. 

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