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1960 Revisited - July 28   
By Bobster

July 28, 1960---The Pirates were off as they traveled to Chicago for 3 games. However, the Braves lost a 3-2 game to SF to increase the Piratesí lead to 2 full games. The match-ups for the Cub series would feature Mizell (5-2) vs Jim Brewer (0-2), Friend (11-6) vs Glen Hobbie (9-13) and Haddix (6-6) vs Don Cardwell (4-10).

Cubs hurler Don Cardwell began the 1960 season with the Phillies and was traded to the Cubs on May 13th. Two days later on May 15th Cardwell pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against St. Louis in his first start as a Cub. He was the only pitcher ever to pitch a no-hitter in his first game after being traded. His no-hitter was preserved by a great leaping catch in RF by George Altman in the 8th. It was the first no-hitter against the Cardinals since 1919. Cardwell would finish the season with a combined record of 9-16 with a 4.38 ERA. On October 1962, the Cubs would trade Cardwell to the Cardinals but he never pitched for them. In November 1962, the Pirates would trade Dick Groat (and reliever Diomedes Olivo) to St. Louis in exchange for Cardwell (and infielder Julio Gotay).

There would be 2 more no-hitters in 1960: the Bravesí Lew Burdette (8/18/60) vs the Phillies and the Bravesí Warren Spahn about a month later (9/16/60), also against the Phillies. Suffice it to say, the Phillies did not enjoy batting against the Braves.

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