"Winners and Losers" extends a hearty congrats to Texas...

WINNERS AND LOSERS

July 31, 1994

"Winners and Losers" extends a hearty congrats to Texas' Kenny Rogers for knowin' when to hold 'em and when to fold em on the way to a perfect no-hitter Thursday night. But what will happen to Rogers now that he's tasted perfection? Will he go the Hall of Fame route like Catfish Hunter or fade into oblivion like Charles Robertson? See what six other perfectionists have done, after their no-no.

TEAM.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. ..COMMENT

Len Barker .. ..Loser .. .. ..Went 35-34 after his 1981 gem.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...No one's heard from him since,

.. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .but what do you expect from an Indian?

Sandy Koufax ...Winner .. .. .Threw the perfect game in 1965,

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...then left the game the next year

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...on top, leaving fans wanting more.

Don Larsen .. ..Winner .. .. .So, he only won 50 games in 10

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...post-perfection seasons, but '56 World

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...Series game moves him right to the top.

Tom Browning .. .. .. .. .. ..Arm injury this year won't dim Cincy

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..left-hander's memory of 88 no-hitter

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...and 90 World Series title.

Jim Bunning .. .Loser .. .. ..Who's greedier than ballplayers?

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...You guessed it: Congressmen. Welcome

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...to the House, Mr. Bunning.

D. Martinez .. .Winner .. .. .Got perfection and may save

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...Nicaragua when he hangs 'em up.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. ..Now, there's politics at its best.

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