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On August 31, 1959, Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers ties the major league record for most strikeouts in a game. Koufax fans 18 San Francisco Giants in a 5-2 Dodger win, matching Bob Feller’s mark and surpassing Dizzy Dean’s National League record. Koufax strikes out 15 of the last 17 batters he faces.