#Shortstops: Perfect outfit
Koufax’s feat came on Sept. 9, 1965 at Dodger Stadium when the 29-year-old Los Angeles ace faced off against the visiting Chicago Cubs. He struck out 14 opposing batters en route to his then-record fourth career no-hitter, and he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
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Meanwhile, Katie Brownell took on the Yankees, of the Genesee County Little League, on May 14, 2005, in front of approximately 100 spectators at Oakfield Town Park. She struck out 18 hitters in the six-inning game, never reaching a three-ball count against any batter. The jersey she wore during that Saturday afternoon was accessioned into the Hall of Fame’s collections just a few weeks later.
Brownell did eventually transition to softball a few years later, and went on to play at Buffalo State. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Communication and then worked as the assistant softball coach at Amherst College.
Today, Brownell continues to draw on her athleticism as a personal trainer in Connecticut. Her Dodgers jersey remains preserved in Cooperstown, where it serves as the reminder of the power of girls in baseball.
Isabelle Minasian is the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum