Harvey Haddix enjoyed a long career in baseball–first as a pitcher and then as a coach. His most famous moment, though, came on a chilly May night in 1959 when he pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves, only to lose 1-0 in 13.
Haddix passed away in 1994, leaving a large quantity of baseball memorabilia that his wife Marcia kept on display in the family’s home.
Now, she says, it’s time to part with some of it.
The family has consigned a few items to this weekend’s Louisville Slugger Auction, including a sterling silver tray and goblet set presented to “The Kitten” after his amazing performance in ’59…each out engraved.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the story.