No-Hitter Etiquette, Pandemic Baseball

Don’t Applaud, Lad, Don’t Applaud

In lieu of actual baseball, I’ll be posting snippets that were cut from The Baseball Codes as a way of amusing myself and, hopefully, you. Today’s theme: Talking during a no-hitter.

During Sandy Koufax’s no-hitter in 1963, San Francisco’s Felipe Alou hit a long fly ball that Tommy Davis had to catch on the run. Dodgers rookie Dick Calmus jumped up to applaud, which was entirely too much for coach Leo Durocher, who ordered him to sit back down.

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