This Week in 1960s Baseball
(10/2/1965) Winning 14 of their last 15 games, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League pennant on the next-to-last day of the season.
Jim Gilliam scored the game’s first run in the first inning on a wild pitch by Braves starter Tony Cloninger (24-11). The Braves tied the game in the top of the fourth inning on a Gene Oliver home run, his twenty-first of the season.
The Dodgers scored two runs in the fifth inning on consecutive bases-loaded walks by Cloninger.
In pitching his twenty-seventh complete game of the 1965 season, Koufax allowed only four hits and struck out 13, raising his season total to 382, a new major league record.