Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, September 7, 2009

Today in Giants' History - September 7

1914: The Braves and Giants play an A.M.-P.M. twin bill in Boston on Labor Day. To accommodate the crowds, the Braves have moved their home games to Fenway Park, courtesy of owner Joe Lannin: Fenway has triple the seating capacity of the South End Grounds. The two contests draw 74,163 on the day. The Braves, down 4 - 3 to Christy Mathewson in the 9th, storm back for two runs to win the opener. Josh Devore scratches a single, Herb Moran doubles into the crowd ringing the outfield, and Johnny Evers slaps a single that eludes George Burns to drive home the tying and winning runs. Jeff Tesreau wins the nitecap, 10 - 1, and the Giants pile on Lefty Tyler. In the Giants' 4-run sixth, Fred Snodgrass takes a pitch on the sleeve to reach 1B, thumbing his nose at Tyler along the way. Lefty retaliates by acting out Fred's 1912 muff. When Snodgrass returns to CF, the crowd is merciless to the point that Boston Mayor Curley rushes on the field and demands the umpires eject the Giant player. McGraw, worried that Snodgrass might incur an injury, replaces Snodgrass.

1916 - At the Polo Grounds, the Giants Ferdie Schupp beats Brooklyn's Nap Rucker, 4 - 1, to launch New York's record 26-game winning streak.

1924: The Giants bring a half-game lead into Ebbets Field. With the park already packed, some 7,000 fans batter down the LF exit gate with a telephone pole and break into the field. The Giants win the thriller, 8 - 7, despite three Robin runs in the 9th.

1967 - The Giants tie their own National League record by using 25 players in a 15-inning 3 - 2 win over the Astros.

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