Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today in Giants' History - September 24

1908 - Harry Pulliam upholds Hank O'Day's delayed decision and declares the previous day's controversial game between the Giants and Cubs a tie, a decision nobody likes. The Cubs demand the game be forfeited to them as the crowd prevented play from continuing, although darkness would have soon ended it. Both teams appeal. Pulliam sees no inconsistency with the September 4th incident that was similar to Merkle's Boner and claims he has merely upheld his umpire on a question of fact in each case. Meanwhile, the Giants beat the Cubs 5-4, after almost blowing a 5-0 lead. Hooks Wiltse is relieved by Christy Mathewson, and the official scorer awards the win to Matty. The loss goes to Three Finger Brown, his first loss to Mathewson since June 13, 1905.

1917 - At the Polo Grounds, Slim Sallee tops the Cards, 2 - 1, and clinches the N.L. pennant for the Giants, their 6th under John McGraw. The New Yorkers manage just four hits (and six walks) off Bill Doak, but they come when needed.

1936 - The Giants clinch the pennant, winning 2-1 in the 10th of the opening game of a doubleheader with the Boston Bees. P Hal Schumacher singles in the winning run.

1961 - At Cincinnati, the Giants stage a 9-run 4th to rip the Reds, 12 - 5. Orlando Cepeda hits his 45th homer of the year, a grand slam, to climax the frame. Cepeda will hit one more home run this year and finish with 39 walks, the first National League player with more than 40 homers and fewer than 40 walks. Hal Trosky has done it in the American League.

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