This day in baseball: Game of Ks

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On April 24, 1962, Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax struck out eighteen hitters, tying a modern Major League record for most strikeouts in a single, nine-inning game.  It was the second time in his career that Koufax accomplished the feat.  The record has since been broken, with five players striking out 19 batters in a single game, and twenty-strikeout performances by Roger Clemens (twice) and Kerry Wood.



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