This Week in 1960s Baseball
Spahn (2-1) struck out five Giants batters and walked two. It was his second career no-hitter. He pitched his first no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960.
The Braves managed only five hits against Giants starter Sam Jones (2-1). The game’s only run was scored in the bottom of the first inning when Hank Aaron singled to right field, scoring Frank Bolling.
Spahn would finish the 1961 season at 21-13 with a 3.02 ERA. He would lead the National League in complete games (21) and shutouts (4).
Young would remain the oldest pitcher to toss a no-hitter until 1991, when Nolan Ryan threw his seventh career no-hitter at age 44.