Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today in Giants' History -- September 2


1912 - At Boston, Christy Mathewson wins both games for the Giants in a 5 - 2, 6 - 1 sweep of the Braves. In the opener, Matty relieves Rube Marquard in the 9th with score 2 - 2 and tosses three shutout innings. Larry Doyle ends it with a 3-run homer in the 12th. Matty coasts to his 19th win in the nitecap after the Giants chase Ed Doheny with five runs in the 3rd.

1925 - After losing Game One by a 6 - 3 score to the Phils, the Giants unload in a nitecap, 24 - 9 shelling. The hits keep coming - 30 to be exact in a record 58 at-bats - at Baker Bowl. Four New Yorkers each collect four hits apiece, while a ML record-tying ten batters each collect two hits each. Doc Farrell (2-for-3) who takes over for Travis Jackson at short in the 6th is the 10th. Ex-Phil Bob Meusel drives home nine runs, while Rookie Fred Fitzsimmons allows 14 hits, including homers by Cy Williams, Johnny Mokan and Hal Carlson in the 8th frame. Phils starter Art Decatur is the loser.




1955 - After sitting out since August 7 with a broken rib, SS Alvin Dark of the Giants falls and breaks his shoulder in a game against the Phillies.


1975 - Johnnie LeMaster homers in his first ML at bat for the Giants during a 7 - 3 win over Dodgers. In 12 years and 3,191 at bats, LeMaster will hit only 22 home runs, but this first hit is a ML record - an inside the park homer. Brian Downing two years ago was the first player to hit his first homer inside the park.


Thanks to baseball reference

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