Signed by the Yankees, Culver struck out 18 in one of his first pro games. A starter
with the Reds in 1968, he no-hit Philadelphia on July 29, walking five, to win 6-1.
From 1970 on, he was a long reliever, and often led his club in appearances. Culver
became a coach and manager in the Phillie system.
»June 21, 1968: It's been a bad week for the Cubs, but they end their scoreless streak at 48 innings, tying a ML mark set in 1906, beating the Reds, 3–2, behind Joe Niekro. George Culver is the losing pitcher, allowing the Cubs 1st score in the 3rd inning when he gives up a walk with the sacks full. The five straight shutout losses also ties a league mark. The streak started on June 15, the final eight innings of a loss to Atlanta; 1–0 loss to Phil Niekro in 11 inn; 1–0 loss to Cards Nelson Briles; 4–0 one hitter to Steve Carlton; 1–0 loss to Bob Gibson. During the drought, Fergie Jenkins allows one run in 18 inn and got loss and no decision.
»July 25, 1968: Reds pitchers George Culver and Clay Carroll allow 13 hits between them but still shut out the Pirates, 2–0. Culver allows eight hits in six innings and Carroll gives up five hits in three innings.
»July 29, 1968: The Reds George Culver overcomes an upset stomach and an ingrown toenail to pitch a no-hitter against the Phillies, winning 6–1. A 2-base error, ground out and sac fly give the Phils a run in the 2nd.