Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 1 - 1955 Giants vs. 1920 Giants



Game 1: Unheralded reserve outfielder Lee King hit a home run in the bottom of the 6th which proved to be the winning run. Jess Barnes outpitched John Antonelli for the win. 1920 3, 1955 2.

Game 2: Hank Thompson homered in the top of the 10th inning to lead the 1955 club to the victory. Jim Hearn pitched nine innings for the win and Marv Grissom pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th to get the save. 1955 3, 1920 2 (10 innings)

Game 3: The 1920 Giants were leading 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th inning when shortstop Dave Bancroft made a throwing error that allowed the tying run to score. Gail Harris then hit a sacrifice fly to put the 1955 club ahead to stay. Both runs were unearned. 1955 2, 1920 1.

Game 4: The 1920 Giants banged out 13 hits as they easily took care of the 1955 club. Phil Douglas allowed one run on five hits for the win. 1920 7, 1955 1.

Game 5: John Antonelli was the big story in this game as he had two hits (including a home run), scored twice, knocked in three runs, and pitched a complete game victory. 1955 8, 1920 6.

Game 6: An 18-inning game----wow! George Kelly homered to tie the game at 3 in the bottom of the 9th inning. Willie Mays walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 12th to force in a run, but Dave Bancroft scored on a Hoyt Wilhelm wild pitch in the bottom of the 12th to tie the game again. Bennie Kauff doubled and scored on Larry Doyle's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 18th to win it for the 1920 Giants. 1920 5, 1955 4 (18 innings).

Game 7: How about a 12-inning game to follow the game 6 marathon? In the top of the 12th inning Hank Thompson singled. Gail Harris hit an infield single, then 3B Frankie Frisch made an error to load the bases. Ray Katt hit a sacrifice fly to score Thompson and eventually win the game. Hoyt Wilhelm got the win and Windy McCall earned the save. 1955 3, 1920 2 (12 innings)

1955 Giants Batting Stats

1955 Giants Pitching Stats

1920 Giants Batting Stats
1920 Giants Pitching Stats

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