Andy Hawkins loses, despite allowing no hits to White Sox
Twenty four years ago today, New York Yankees pitcher Andy Hawkins threw one of the most peculiar games in baseball history when he allowed no hits to the Chicago White Sox in a losing effort.
The game went into the bottom of the eighth scoreless when Hawkins retired the first two batters before allowing Sammy Sosa to reach on fielding error. The next two batters walked to load the bases for Robin Ventura, who hit a potential inning-ending fly ball to Jim Leyritz. But Leyritz dropped the ball, allowing three runs to score. One more run scored on an error before Hawkins was finally able to put an end to the four-run inning.
The Yankees failed to score in the top of the ninth inning, which meant that the White Sox had earned the victory, despite not picking up a single hit the entire game.