1961 Topps Harvey Haddix #100 PSA 9
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Another sweet card from the highly popular 1961 Topps Set. Vivid coloring on this well-centered beauty in an outstanding PSA 9.Haddix will always be remembered for his performance on the night of May 26, 1959. Though he didn't feel well, he took his turn against Lew Burdette and the Braves. Haddix retired 36 consecutive batters, pitching 12perfect innings, but his Pirate teammates didn't score. In the 13th, Milwaukee's leadoff batter, Felix Mantilla , reached first on third baseman Don Hoak's error and was then sacrificed to second. The tiring Haddix intentionally walked Hank Aaron, and Joe Adcock followed with a home run. Adcock passed Aaron on the basepath, turning his home run into a double and making the final score 1-0, but the no-hitter and the game were lost. Haddix's 12-2/3-inning, one-hit complete game was the majors' longest ever.
Haddix led the American Association in ERA, wins, strikeouts, and complete games in 1950. After serving in the military in 1951, and pitching briefly in 1952, the wiry southpaw had a brilliant 20-9 rookie season with the Cardinals, leading the NL with six shutouts. Basically a .500 pitcher after his sophomore season, Haddix went to the Pirates from Cincinnati with Hoak and Smoky Burgess in a seven-player deal. He was in the spotlight in the 1960 World Series . After winning Game ... read more