Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Today in Giants' History (September 1)

Thanks to baseball reference.

  • 1937 - The Giants sign Bill Terry to a 5-year contract as manager and farm director at $40‚000 a year.

  • 1958 - In San Francisco‚ the Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Dodgers (and 5 of 6 in the Labor Day series) by taking the first in an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader‚ 8-6. Willie Mays goes 5-for-5 with 2 doubles and a home run to drive in 5 runs. The nitecap is a memorable 4 hour, 35 minute marathon. The Giants tie the game in the 9th on Bob Schmidt's homer‚ and the Dodgers go ahead‚ 5-4‚ in the 16th on Carl Furillo's RBI. Whitey Lockman's home run in the bottom of the 16th ties it‚ then a bunt single by Ray Jablonski is followed by another bunt by P Ruben Gomez. Errors by Johnny Roseboro and Furillo follow allowing Jabo to score the winning run‚ 6-5. Mays is 11-for-20 for the series‚ with 4 homers. San Francisco Police Chief Frank Ahern‚ sitting behind home plate‚ dies of a heart attack at the climax of the 2nd game.

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