Video: Watch Jim Maloney’s 1965 no-hitter vs. Cubs — in color

From SABR member Al Yellon at Bleed Cubbie Blue on November 15, 2013:

This was posted by BCBer JOVE23 in the FanShots… and after watching it, I thought I’d bring it to the front page.

I had always wondered if any video had been saved from Jim Maloney’s 10-inning no-hitter for the Reds over the Cubs on August 19, 1965 at Wrigley Field. …

It’s not the entire game; it picks up in the top of the eighth inning, with Lloyd Pettit calling the action. Pettit often called the eighth, giving Jack Brickhouse a break. Brickhouse returns for the ninth and 10th innings. It’s complete with commercials, including one in which Pettit and Brickhouse play bartenders. (Seriously. You’ve got to see it. It’s the very first commercial, after the top of the eighth.)


You can see that WGN-TV was using just four cameras in that era. There were two cameras behind the plate (one at field level, one in the upper deck), another in the upper deck behind third base, and the center-field shot. Still, they were able to cover the action quite well. There were none of what we consider staples of today’s telecasts: crowd shots or closeups of players before the action, and virtually no graphics, not even a score graphic. The score was shown by a shot of the scoreboard at the end of each half-inning.

This game was unusual in several respects. It’s the last complete-game extra-inning no-hitter; Maloney issued 10 walks and the Cubs still couldn’t score. They left the bases loaded twice, including in the bottom of the ninth. The 10 walks is the most ever by a pitcher (or team) who threw a no-hitter, and the only run scored on a solo home run.

Read the full article and watch the video here:

Related link: Read Jim Maloney’s SABR biography by Gregory H. Wolf

Originally published: November 15, 2013. Last Updated: November 15, 2013.