The sidearming Bolin pitched two no-hitters in the minors and had a top ML mark of
14-6 in 1965. The next year he tied a then-ML record by striking out the first five
Dodger batters he faced. He was the winning pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers' first
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 2, 1964:
With first place on the line, the Phils win 4–3 in Cincinnati with the help of their 3rd triple play of the season, and snap their 10-game loss streak. The Phils score four runs in the 8th off Jim O'Toole with the rally starting after a routine fly ball drops between Leo Cardenas and Pete Rose. Cardenas and O'Toole exchange angry words after the game and then start swinging. The 4th-place Giants stay in the chase when Bob Bolin shuts out the Cubs, 9–0.