On Opening Day, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale hits a home run, becoming the first pitcher to hit more than one career homer in opening games. Drysdale’s historic blast doesn’t prevent the Dodgers from losing their game, 6 – 1, to the Chicago Cubs.
Dodgers Don Drysdale works 4 scoreless innings against the Phillies before finally allowing a run, after 58 2/3 shutout innings, on Howie Bedell’s sac fly. Bedell has no other RBI in 1968. Drysdale breaks the MLB mark of 56 consecutive scoreless innings set by Walter Johnson in 1913.