Harvey Haddix threw the game of his life on this night. He was as perfect can be, unfortunately for his Pirates offense, they were unable to supply any run support whatsoever. Going into extra innings, Haddix remained perfect all the way to the 13th inning. Beginning this inning, a costly error Braves' Felix Mantilla reach base on an error. Gone is the Perfect Game but still a no-hitter.
Hank Aaron would be intentionally walked bringing up Joe Adcock. With one swing, Adcock doubles to deep right-center bringing in Mantilla to end it. On one hit, the Milwaukee Braves would stomp this perfect dream.
Fun Facts!: 1) 36 batters were retired consecutively.
2) After the game, Winning Pitcher Lew Burdette told the media, "I called Harvey that night in the visiting clubhouse. I told him 'I realize I got what I wanted, a win, but I'd really give it up because you pitched the greatest game that's ever been pitched in the history of baseball. It was a damned shame you had to lose.' "
3) In 1989 it was revealed by Milwaukee's Bob Buhl that they had been stealing signs that night. The pitchers would position a towel indicating the pitch. - 48 minutes ago