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Jerry Koosman from the Chronology
Apr 11, 1982 - At Yankee Stadium the Yankees finally open with a 7-6 loss to Chicago in 12 innings then drop a 2-0 nitecap. The grounds crew is feted because of their efforts in getting the snow-covered field ready and grounds crew chief Esposito tosses out the first ball. Jerry Koosman and Ron Guidry are the starters but Koosman gives up 6 runs in 5 2/3 inning and Guidry 4 runs in 4 innings to earn showers. Gossage the last of 4 pitchers gives up a leadoff triple to Bill Almon in the 12th and Ron LeFlore drives him home with one of his 3 hits on the day. Kevin Hickey wins with an inning of relief.
Sep 6, 1981 - The Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela shuts out the Cardinals 5-0 to tie a record of 7 shutouts by a NL rookie. He shares the record with Irv "Cy the Second" Young (1905) Grover Alexander (1911) and Jerry Koosman (1968).
Sep 30, 1979 - Minnesota's Jerry Koosman defeats Milwaukee 5-0 on the final day of the season for his 20th win of the year. It is the only time the Brewers are shut out the entire year as they fail to tie a record set by the Yankees in 1932. The Brew Crew scored in 213 straight games.
Sep 30, 1973 - Going into today a five-way tie is still possible in the NL between Montreal Pittsburgh. New York St. Louis and Chicago. In the first of two Chicago wins 1-0 over the Mets behind Bob Locker 2-inning relief effort then is eliminated when New York wins game 2 by a 9-2 score. Jerry Koosman tops Fergie Jenkins. The two teams will play a make-up doubleheader tomorrow.
Sep 15, 1971 - At Shea Stadium Mike Jorgenson hits a 2-out single in the 7th to break Burt Hooton's no hit bid and Ken Singleton follows with a homer to tie the match at 2-2. But Billy Williams clocks a pinch homer in the 9th and Hooton finishes the 3-2 victory with 15 strikeouts notching his first ML win. In opener of the twi-night DH Bill Hands beats Jerry Koosman 6-2. Hands starts the Cubs' scoring with a 2-run single in the 2nd.
Oct 16, 1969 - In game 5 Cleon Jones awarded 1B when shoe polish on the ball proves he was hit by a pitch scores on Donn Clendenon's HR. Al Weis's HR an inning later ties the game. Ron Swoboda's double and 2 Baltimore errors in the 8th give New York a 5-3 win and the Series. Jerry Koosman completes the Mets amazin' achievement with a 5-hitter.
Sep 12, 1969 - Pitchers Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell both hurl 1-0 wins and drive in the winning runs as the hot Mets sweep the Pirates. The Cubs meanwhile win snapping their 8-game losing streak but now trail by 2 1/2 games.
Sep 8, 1969 - At Shea Stadium the Mets top the Cubs 3-2 on Tommie Agee's 2-run HR. Jerry Koosman beats Bill Hands and strikes out 13 Cub batters. Chicago has now lost 5 in a row and leads the Mets by 1 1/2 games.
Nov 22, 1968 - Cincinnati C Johnny Bench is named NL Rookie of the Year‚ getting 10 1/2 votes to edge out New York's Jerry Koosman who had 9 1/2. One voter splits his vote giving a half vote to each. Bench is the 3rd Reds' player in 6 years to be named the top rookie.
Jul 9, 1968 - Appropriately pitching dominates the All-Star Game. Willie Mays playing in place of injured Pete Rose tallies an unearned run in the first inning against AL starter Luis Tiant to complete the scoring for the day-the first All-Star effort to end 1-0. Don Drysdale Juan Marichal Steve Carlton Tom Seaver Ron Reed and Jerry Koosman hold the AL to 3 hits.