You might like to know that Harvey Haddix won his first major league game in August of 1952. The team he beat was the Braves, then of Boston and the losing pitcher was Burdette.
36 UP, 36 DOWN AND THEN...
This is how Harvey Haddix' 12 perfect innings of pitching (and his unhappy 13th) came over the special Western Union wire to sports-casters for use in re-creating the game on the air. It takes a bit of practice to read. S1C means "strike one, called." S2F means "strike two, swinging" (F means fanning, not foul). B1 LO IS means "ball one, low inside." "Out" is advance word to the sports-caster that the batter is about to make out.
O'Brien up. Bats right. Out. O'Brien grounded out, Schofield to Nelson.
Mathews up. Bats left. S1C. B1 LO IS. 2B LO OS. S2F. Foul back to screen. B3 IS. Out. Mathews lined to Nelson. Aaron up. Bats right. S1C. Foul back of plate S2. B1 LO. Ground foul to left. Side out. Aaron flied to Virdon in left center.
Adcock up. Bats right. B1 HI IS. S1C. 2B LO IS. S2F. Out. S3F. Adcock struck out. Covington up. Bats left. B1 LO OS. S1C. Out. Covington grounded out, Mazeroski to Nelson.
Crandall up. Bats right. B1 LO. Side out. Crandall grounded out on a beautiful play by Hoak, Hoak to Nelson.