On This Date 5/26/1959

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Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates suffers the cruelest loss in the history of baseball as he does not allow a base runner for the first 12 innings against the Milwaukee Braves at County Stadium. However, the Pirates are unable to score, despite 12 hits against Lew Burdett. In the 13th inning, the Perfect Game ends on an error, as Felix Mantilla later scores on the Braves’ lone hit to win the game 1-0.