You can put Ken Hawk Harrelson on the board for one more season in the White Sox broadcast booth.
The renowned 75-year-old broadcaster will return for his 34th and final year in the booth in 2018 with a schedule of primarily Sunday home games, the White Sox announced Wednesday. Harrelson has cut back his schedule the past two seasons since he lives in Indiana and drives about 90 minutes each way to and from the ballpark.
The Braves next batter, Joe Adcock, clubbed a homer to center field to give the Braves a 3-0 win and ruin Haddix’s nearly-perfect night. Well, not exactly.
Aaron, not realizing the ball had gone out and thinking it had landed in the outfield, left the field after he saw Mantilla cross the plate, knowing the game was over. But Adcock then passed Aaron between second and third, and both men were ruled out. Adcock was credited with a double, and the Braves won 1-0.
Haddix’s line score: 12.2 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 unearned run, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts. Game score: 107. In other words, Haddix’s loss to the Braves that day in Milwaukee was one of the greatest pitching performances in history.
Haddix’s day aside, Burdette deserves props, too. He went the distance for the Braves (which is ludicrous), scattering 12 hits (but no walks) over those 13 innings. Yep, it was a different time.
A 12-inning perfect game? Rare. A 13-inning Baseball Jerseys Custom complete game? Also rare. Both happening in the same game? We won’t see that again.