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Claude Osteen from the Chronology
Apr 6, 1971 - At Houston Claude Osteen allows 4 hits and rookie Bill Buckner's homer accounts for all the scoring as the Dodgers beat the Astros 2-0. Don Wilson takes the loss. Osteen was 6-0 last year against Houston.
Jul 14, 1970 - At Riverfront Stadium the NL wins its 8th straight All-Star Game a thrilling 12-inning 5-4 victory in Cincinnati. Pete Rose crashes into Cleveland catcher Ray Fosse to score the controversial winning run on Jim Hickman's single. Fosse who never had the ball hurts his right shoulder and is taken to the hospital. The game is scoreless until the 6th with the NL limited to 3 hits in the first 8 innings. In the 9th the NL tees off on Catfish Hunter driving in 3 runs to tie. Dick Dietz hits a leadoff HR in the inning. Claude Osteen pitches the 10th for the win.
Jul 20, 1969 - San Francisco's Gaylord Perry connects for his first hit of the year and his first ML homer to beat the Dodgers 7-3. The victim of Perry's dinger is Claude Osteen. Last year Alvin Dark had remarked to sports writer Harry Jupiter about Perry's hitting "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run." Perry's homer comes about 20 minutes after the club house receives word that Neil Armstrong has set foot on the moon.
Sep 16, 1965 - Claude Osteen launches a Dodgers' winning streak as he shuts out the Chicago Cubs 2-0. The Dodgers will win their next 3‚ all by shutouts‚ in St. Louis. Osteen helps his own cause in the 2-run second inning by lining a hit off the shoe of Cubs pitcher Bill Faul. Faul, who says he goes into a trance to make his pitches invisible to batters, exits. Sandy Koufax, who lost on the 13th, 2-1, on Billy Williams’ 2-run HR, earns the save in the ninth by retiring 3. A crowd of 550 pays at Wrigley Field earning the Dodgers a visitors’ share of the gate of $151.25.
May 6, 1964 - The Yanks hit 4 home runs-two by Hector Lopez and one apiece by Mantle and Maris-to back Jim Bouton's 9-2 opening win over the Senators. Washington comes back from a 4-0 deficit to win the nitecap 5-4 despite a 3 -run Mantle homer off starter Claude Osteen.
Sep 5, 1962 - Washington's John Kennedy pinch hits against the Twins and becomes the 9th AL player to debut with a HR in his first at bat. His blow breaks up a no-hit bid by Dick Stigman and the Nats rally to tie the game at 7-7 in the 9th The Twins win 9-7 in 11 frames then drop the nitecap 3-0 as Claude Osteen fires a 3 hitter. The split leaves the Twins 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees.