Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today in Giants' History -- September 17

1923 - The Giants' George Kelly sets a major-league record by homering in the 3rd, 4th and 5th against the Cubs' Vic Aldridge as New York rolls to a 13-6 win. Kelly adds a single and double to run his total bases to 15 for the game. Kelly has now hit a record six homers off cousin Aldridge this year, a mark off one pitcher that will be tied by Ted Williams (in 1941, off Johnny Rigney) and Ted Kluszewski (in 1954, off Max Surkont). Kelly is the first player to homer in three successive innings.

1968 - At Candlestick, Giants hurler Gaylord Perry (14-14) no-hits the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 1-0, with the only run of the game being tallied on Ron Hunt's solo home run. Tomorrow the Redbirds will return the favor and no-hit San Francisco.

thanks to baseball reference

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