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The Perfect Prime

LOOKING BACK | SEPT. 9, 1965

Nobody was better than Sandy Koufax over a five-year stretch, and 40 years ago tonight, he was at his absolute peak in a gem against the Chicago Cubs

September 09, 2005|Ross Newhan | Special to The Times

* CUBS: Santo flied to left; Banks struck out; Browne grounded out, shortstop to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

* DODGERS: Johnson walked; Fairly out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher to second baseman covering, Johnson to second (Hendley may have had a play at second; Scully says he dropped ball and then had to go to first); Johnson stole third and scored on an error by Krug; Lefebvre struck out; Parker grounded out, pitcher to first,; 1 R (unearned), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

*--* SIXTH INNING

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* CUBS: Krug grounded out, shortstop to first, throw in the dirt dug out by Parker; Kessinger grounded out, third to first, close play, Gilliam playing close for bunt; Hendley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

* DODGERS: Torborg flied to center; Koufax was called out on strikes; Wills grounded out, second to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

*--* SEVENTH INNING

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* CUBS: Young struck out; Beckert flied to right; Williams flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

* DODGERS: Gilliam grounded out, third to first; W. Davis grounded out, first unassisted; Johnson doubled to first; Fairly grounded out, shortstop to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

*--* EIGHTH INNING

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* CUBS: Kennedy replaced Gilliam, playing 3B; Santo was called out on strikes; Banks struck out; Browne struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

* DODGERS: Lefebvre struck out; Parker grounded out, pitcher to first, nice play by Banks to save throwing error on high throw; Torborg flied to left, at bullpen gate; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

*--* NINTH INNING

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* CUBS: Tracewski replaced Lefebvre, playing 2B; Krug struck out; Amalfitano, batting for Kessinger, struck out; Kuenn, batting for Hendley, struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.

Source: retrosheet.org

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