» July 31, 1957:
The Pirates lose to the Braves and Bob Buhl 4-2. Bucs manager Bobby Bragan is ejected in the bottom of the fifth for making obscene gestures. Before he departs, he strolls onto the field sipping an orange drink through a straw and offers the umpires a drink. Two days later Bragan will be fired by the Pirates.
» October 5, 1957:
The Yankees score 5 in the 7th to cap a 12-3
win, as Don Larsen, in relief of Bob Turley, defeats
Bob Buhl. Tony Kubek of the Yankees becomes only the
2nd rookie in WS history to hit 2 HRs in a WS game.
» May 26, 1959: In a singular performance, Harvey Haddix of the Pirates pitches a perfect game against Milwaukee for 12 innings, only to lose in the 13th. Felix Mantilla opens the last inning by reaching base on an error. A sacrifice and an intentional walk to Hank Aaron brings up Joe Adcock, who hits one out of the park in right-CF for an apparent 3–0 victory. Aaron pulls a "Merkle," leaving the field, and Adcock passes him on the basepaths. Both are called out as Mantilla scores. Lew Burdette goes all 13 innings for his 8th win, scattering 12 hits. As a consequence of the baserunning in the 13th, the Braves leave an National League-record one runner on base. Haddix's gem makes him the 9th pitcher to lose a no-hitter in extra innings; A combined effort of three Reds pitcher, on May 26, 1956, was the last. Making Haddix's effort even more remarkable is the fact that the Braves hitter knew what was coming. In 1993, Bob Buhl admitted that the Braves pitchers were stealing the signs from Smoky Burgess, who could not crouch down all the way. They would place a towel on the bullpen fence in such a way to signal fastball or breaking ball.
» August 5, 1959:
McCovey hits two home runs and Mays another as the Giants whip the Braves Bob Buhl 4–1 to move into first place.
» September 5, 1960: The first-place Pirates split with the Braves, winning 9–7 before losing, 7–1. The Bucs rout Spahn in the opener scoring seven runs in the 4th after the Braves had knocked out starter Bob Friend. Bob Buhl is the winner in the nitecap, scattering seven hits. Chuck Cottier has three doubles and three RBIs to back Buhl. Haddix is the loser and gives way to Diomedes Olivo, who makes his ML debut in relief. At age 41, or thereabouts, Olivo is the oldest rookie in ML history except for Satchel Paige. The IL MVP pitches two runless innings.
» September 30, 1961: In a battle of tail-enders, the Cubs beat the Mets, 5–1, behind Bob Buhl. Willard Hunter is the loser as the two teams total 99 victories.
» April 30, 1962:
The Braves trade Bob Buhl to the Cubs for P Jack Curtis. Buhl, coming off his first losing season since 1954, will be a solid starter over the next four years for the Cubs, winning 51 games. He also establish a ML mark as a batter going 0-for the season, going to the plate 70 times without a hit.
» May 8, 1963: Pirates LF Willie Stargell's first ML homer and Cubs P Bob Buhl's first ML hit in 88 at bats highlight a 9–5 Chicago win over Pittsburgh.
» August 8, 1963:
In the 5th inning, Frank Howard and Moose Skowron pinch-hit back-to-back home runs for the Dodgers, only the 2nd time this has ever occurred. Cub pitchers Bob Buhl and Don Elston are the victims. But the Cubs hold on to win 5–4 at Wrigley.
» August 23, 1964: Mets pitcher Willard Hunter picks up half his career wins (4) today as New York sweeps the Cubs, 2–1, in 10 innings, and 5–4 in the nitecap. No one has ever won a pair more efficiently as he totals one 2/3 innings of work. Bob Buhl and Don Elston pick up losses. The Cubs lose Ernie Broglio, who woke up with a locked elbow and will need surgery to repair the ulnar lateral ligament damage in his elbow. He'll be 1–6 in 1965.
» May 23, 1965: The Dodgers score two in the 1st off Bob Buhl, but then are shut out for the next 15 innings by Cubs pitching. Chicago scores in the 6th and 9th and finally in the 16th on a bases loaded walk to George Altman. Dick Ellsworth is the winner over Howie Reed in the longest game of the year.
» April 21, 1966: The 1–7 Cubs trade veteran pitchers Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl to Philadelphia for young P Ferguson Jenkins, OF Adolfo Phillips, and 1B/OF John Herrnstein. "It's the best deal we could've made," says Phils manager Gene Mauch. "I think it complemented our staff exactly the way we wanted." Jenkins was 2–1 for the Phils in 1965 after being brought up from Arkansas (PCL), but he'll go into the Hall of Fame as a Cub.