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60 years ago today, Ron Necciai fanned 27 Bristol, Va., for a record that has never been matched 'Rocket' remembered

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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:14 am | Updated: 5:54 pm, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

The ball smacked into Harry Dunlop’s mitt for strike three and the Bristol catcher catapulted from behind the plate, rushing the mound where Twins pitcher Ron Necciai was wearily departing.

“Hey, Ronnie, you know what you just did?” Dunlop screamed above the cheers coming from the 1,183 fans at Bristol’s Shaw Stadium. “You just struck out 27 batters.”

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