Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today in Giants' History -- September 16

1909: President Taft attends a Cubs-Giants game in Chicago and players are introduced to him before the game. Giants ace Christy Mathewson then outdeals Chicago ace Three Finger Brown, 2-1, with each allowing seven hits. Taft downs popcorn and lemonade during the match, according to the Chicago Tribune.

1923 - The Cubs lose 10 - 6 to the Giants in Chicago, despite the hitting of Hack Miller who collects three doubles and a triple. A riot occurs in the 8th inning when umpire Charlie Moran makes an out call at 2B on Sparky Adams, Moran is pelted by hundreds of pop bottles. Judge Landis, in attendance at the game, shakes his cane at the angry mob, and play is held up for 15 minutes. John McGraw and the umpires need a police escort at the conclusion.

1951: The visiting - and rampaging - Giants sweep the Pirates, 7 - 1 and 6 - 4. Larry Jansen wins his 19th and Sal Maglie collects his 23rd. It is Maglie's 11th straight win over the Bucs. The Giants collect 29 hits in the two games, including six by Al Dark, in handing losses to Howie Pollet and reliever Murry Dickson. The Dodger lead of four 1/2 is their slimmest since July 4.

1966 - The Mets (5) and Giants (3) tie a major-league record by using eight pinch hitters in the 9th inning as the Mets win 5 - 4. Willie McCovey hits a 500-ft home run, judged the longest ever at Candlestick Park.

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