Pitch Counts?? I got yer pitch counts right here.

Over email, I was reminded of a pitcher’s duel that occurred on this date 44 years ago.

With the subject line “Back in the Day”, DonS writes:

July 2, 1963 — Juan Marichal of San Francisco beat Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves 1-0 in 16 innings on Willie Mays’ homer. Both pitchers threw complete games, Spahn throwing 201 pitches at the age of 42. Willie Mays hit pitch number 201 over the fence.

Milwaukee Braves      IP H R ER BB SO HR 
Spahn L(11-4) 15.1 9 1 1 1 2 1 
San Francisco Giants  IP H R ER BB SO HR 
Marichal W(13-3) 16 8 0 0 4 10 0 



You can find the box score here courtesy of retrosheet.org.


Brando, who remains a Brooklyn Dodger fan, responded:

For their careers:

Spahn GS 665 CG 382 57.4%
Marichal GS 457 CG 244 53.4%
Gibson GS 482 CG 255 52.9%
Koufax GS 314 CG 137 43.6%

I can excuse Koufax because he was a great DODGER pitcher and every game towards the end of his career was painful.

Yep those were the days.

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One Response to “Pitch Counts?? I got yer pitch counts right here.”

  1. interesting… only 2 Ks for Spahn.

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