Happy Birthday Bob Hendley
Hendley did have one brush with fame, though. On September 9th, 1965, as a member of the Chicago Cubs, Hendley pitched a brilliant one-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unfortunately, opposing pitcher Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game. Tough luck. Five days later he locked horns with Koufax again, but this time was the victor, throwing a four-hitter en route to a 2-1 win.
Hendley did not have any similarly interesting outings as a Met, though he wasn’t terrible, either. Over 15 games (13 starts), he had a 3-3 record, 3.44 ERA, and two complete games. In other words, he’d be the Mets’ #2 starter if he were on the team today.