On May 19, 1963, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers had a classic pitcher’s duel at Dodger Stadium.
In the first game of a doubleheader, the Dodgers scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy Davis in the first inning. After that run, it was all Sandy Koufax and Roger Craig. Both pitchers posted one zero after another as the lone run held up to give Dodgers a 1-0 win.
Koufax pitched a complete game two-hitter for the win. The Mets lone hits included a Ron Hunt single in the fourth inning and a single by Craig in the sixth inning.
The Mets would also lose the second game of the twinbill, 4-2, in 10 innings on Frank Howard’s walk-off two run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off Mets reliever Ken MacKenzie.
Over his 12-year career (1955-1966), Koufax dominated the Mets. In 162 innings pitched vs. the Mets (1962-1966) Koufax compiled a 17-2 record with a 1.44 ERA and struck out 173. He also no hit the Mets on June 30, 1962.
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