On this day in 1969 Ken Holtzman pitched a no-hitter.
In front of a crowd of 37,000+ loyal fans at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, Holtzman’s home team battled the Atlanta Braves. The only offense that the Cubs needed that day was a 3-run home run by Ron Santo as Ken Holtzman was on fire.
Here are some of the numbers from that historic afternoon: 9 innings pitched, 0 hits allowed, 0 runs allowed, 3 walks, and 0 strikeouts.
This may be the first no-hitter that I have researched in which the pitcher did not strike out a single batter – WoW!!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Holtzman!!!!