Wednesday, June 8, 2011
On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix threw one of the best games ever in the modern era.  He retired 36 batters in a row - 12 full innings of perfect baseball.  What’s more is he lost 1-0 [Boxscore].   He came to the Pirates from Cincinnati just before the start of the season.
The Reds traded Haddix along with Smoky Burgess and Don Hoak to the Pirates and got 4 players in return.  Any trade with a “Smoky” and a “Whammy” in it is a winner.  Lou Jackson spent some time in Japan.  And I found this interesting article on Hopke from the January 1961 Baseball Digest.

On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix threw one of the best games ever in the modern era.  He retired 36 batters in a row - 12 full innings of perfect baseball.  What’s more is he lost 1-0 [Boxscore].   He came to the Pirates from Cincinnati just before the start of the season.

The Reds traded Haddix along with Smoky Burgess and Don Hoak to the Pirates and got 4 players in return.  Any trade with a “Smoky” and a “Whammy” in it is a winner.  Lou Jackson spent some time in Japan.  And I found this interesting article on Hopke from the January 1961 Baseball Digest.