Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today in Giants' History - September 26

1912 - The Giants clinch the National League flag with a sweep of the Braves, winning 8 - 3 and 4 - 0. Christy Mathewson coasts to his 23rd win in the opener and Al Demaree, recently called up from Mobile where he was 25 - 10, shuts out the Braves on seven hits in the nitecap. Demaree strikes out nine in his first major-league start.

1954 - Going into the last day of the NL season, Don Mueller leads in hitting with .3426; Duke Snider is 2nd at .3425, followed by Willie Mays at .3422. The Giants win in 11 innings over the Phillies' Robin Roberts, as Mays garners a single, double, and triple in 4 ABs. He finishes at .345 while Mueller slips to .341, the same as Snider.

1971 - Willie Mays hits his 646th and last home run as a member of the San Francisco Giants. It comes off Steve Blateric in the 6th inning of the Giants' 12-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium.

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