Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 1 - 1966 Giants vs. 1980 Giants

Game 1: The game started off badly for the 1966 Giants as a Tito Fuentes error allowed an unearned run to score. But Juan Marichal shut the 1980 team down the rest of the way and cruised to an easy win. Willie Mays, Jim Davenport, and Jim Ray Hart each homered for the 1966 team. 1966 8, 1980 1.

Game 2: Gaylord Perry left the game after seven innings with a 4-2 lead. Joe Gibbon was unable to hold the lead. Ollie Brown made a costly error that led to seven unearned runs and the 1980 club won 10-5. Jack Clark hit a 3-run homer during the big 7-run 8th inning. 1980 10, 1966 5.

Game 3: Willie Mays hit a 3-run homer in the top of the first inning and Bob Bolin allowed one run on three hits in a complete game victory. Tito Fuentes went 4 for 5 in the game. 1966 5, 1980 1.

Game 4: This was a tight one. The score was tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning when pinch hitter Rich Murray singled. Terry Whitfield singled Murray to third, then Mike Ivie singled to knock in the winning run. 1980 3, 1966 2 (12 innings).

Game 5: Another tight game. The game was scoreless in the bottom of the ninth inning as Juan Marichal and Vida Blue were engaged in a great pitcher's duel. Bill North walked, stole second, then scored the only run in the game when Terry Whitfield singled him in. 1980 1, 1966 0.

Game 6: The 1966 team jumped to a 5-0 lead after three innings with the help of a Jim Ray Hart 3-run homer. The 1980 club scored seven runs in the top of the 5th inning. Mike Ivie hit a 3-run homer and Bob Knepper helped himself out with a 2-run double. There was no more scoring the rest of the way and the 1980 club came away with the win. 1980 7, 1966 5.

This is the first upset of the tournament -- the #12 seeded 1980 team beat the #5 seeded 1966 team.

1980 Giants Batting Stats
1980 Giants Pitching Stats

1966 Giants Batting Stats

1966 Giants Pitching Stats

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