The Braves gave Blasingame $100,000 to sign, and manager Bobby Bragan said the southpaw
had the NL's best curveball when he went 9-5 in 1964. He was 16-10 at age 21 in 1965,
but after a fractured finger and sore arm in 1966, he never had another winning season.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 11, 1965: Tony Cloninger's one-hit, 9–0 win is Milwaukee's 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets, tying a ML mark set 48 years ago. Wade Blasingame, Billy O'Dell, and Phil Niekro combined the day before for a 3–1 win. In today's win, Aaron has two hits, a stolen base, RBI, and run scored before leaving for pinch hitter John Blanchard.
»August 8, 1970:
The Giants edge the Astros, 6–5, with the win going to reliever Don McMahon. Giants starter Skip Pitlock has his 1st and only ML homer (half his career hits), an inside-the-park liner off Wade Blasingame.
»August 28, 1970:
Houston's Wade Blasingame continues his mastery of the Mets, winning 2–1, his 2nd victory over New York since being recalled from the minors. His record against the Mets is 9–0. Tom Seaver takes the loss.
»May 10, 1971: At New York, Bud Harrelson's 2-run single in the 7th beats Houston and Wade Blasingame, 2–1. It is Blasingame's first loss to the Mets after nine wins.