Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today in Giants' History - September 30

1954 - With lefty Johnny Antonelli going the distance, the Giants defeat Early Wynn and the Indians 3-1 in game 2. Dusty Rhodes drives in all the Giants runs with a pinch-hit single and a solo HR. The Indians' only score is a first-pitch HR by leadoff hitter Al Smith.

1967: Jim Davenport sets a National League record with his 64th straight errorless game - 137 chances - at 3B for the Giants.

1971: The Giants win the Western division title by one game over the Dodgers, beating the Pirates, 5 - 1. Juan Marichal allow five hits in the win. The Dodgers 2 - 1 win over the Padres leaves them short.

1999: The largest regular-season crowd in Candlestick Park history, 61,389 fans, watch the Dodgers beat the home team, 9-4 in the last baseball game to ever be played at the 'Point'. Giant greats help mark the occasion with Juan Marichal tossing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game and Willie Mays throwing out the ballpark's final pitch after the game.

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