Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today in Giants' History -- September 3

1926 - In a 17 - 3 Giants cakewalk over the Braves, the Giants unload for a National League record 12 runs in the 5th inning. Young Mel Ott plays five innings and goes 3-for-3. He also steals a base. The 17-year-old star will hit .383 in 35 games this year. The Giants blow it open in the 5th inning, scoring 12 runs.

1974 - The Giants John Montefusco makes his ML debut, homers in his first official time at bat, off Charlie Hough, and pitches nine innings of relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers.

1986 - Pitching in the 3rd inning against the Mets, Giants rookie Terry Mulholland snags a hard grounder off Keith Hernandez but can't retrieve the ball from the webbing of his glove. Thinking fast, Mulholland runs towards first and tosses his mitt to 1B Bob Brenly for the out. The Giants come up short, losing 4 - 2.

1995 - The Mets outslug the Giants, 11 - 6, despite Barry Bonds hitting the Giants 11,00th franchise homer. Barry's father hit the 8,000th franchise homer 24 years ago, on September 3, 1971.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Wow! Mulholland looks young.