Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today in Giants' History - September 5

1904 - In Front of 37,000 fans the Giants sweep the Beaneaters, beating Boston 6-1 and 4-3. Christy Mathewson wins the opener, beating Kaiser Wilhelm, and is not scored upon until the 9th when Jim Delahanty and Tom Needham triple. Red Ames wins the nitecap. Following the Giant sweep, excited fans hoist John McGraw up to carry him to the Polo Grounds field house. But McGraw gets dropped during the excitement, sustaining a sprained ankle.

1998: Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. His five singles, two doubles, two homers and six walks during the streak breaks Dodger Pedro Guerrero's mark of 14 established in 1983. Armando Rios hits home runs for his first two major league hits. Expos' third baseman Shane Andrews accomplished the same feat on April 27 and 28 in 1995.

Born on this day: 1960 - Candy Maldonado, outfielder

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