Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 1

  • Juan Marichal and Vida Blue had a great duel through eight innings. Both pitchers were long gone by the time the game was finally decided in the 14th inning.
  • In the top of the third Rennie Stennett doubled and Bill North singled him in.
  • Mike Ivie walked and scored on Johnnie LeMaster's double in the top of the 7th inning.
  • In the bottom of the 9th Blue was cruising along with a 2-hit shutout. Pinch hitter Jack Hiatt walked, went to third on a Willie McCovey single, and scored on a single by Willie Mays. Jim Hart then singled to score pinch runner Ken Henderson. Greg Minton came on to relieve Blue and end the inning.
  • There were two out in the top of the 10th when Larry Herndon walked, went to third on a single by Jim Wohlford, and scored on Jack Clark's single.
  • In the bottom of the 10th Hal Lanier doubled, went to third on a single by Jesus Alou, and scored on pinch hitter Norm Siebern's sacrifice fly.
  • The two teams exchanged zeroes until the top of the 14th inning. Stennett singled and LeMaster walked. Gary Lavelle sacrificed them to second and third. Herndon was intentionally walked. Whitfield knocked in Stennett with a single and Wohlford followed with a single to score LeMaster.
  • The 1967 Giants were unable to score in the bottom of the 14th and the 1980 club took the first game. Lavelle pitched three innnigs of shutout ball to earn the win.
  • Darrell Evans (pictured at the top of this entry) hasn't been mentioned yet. His picture is on this entry because he did something I've never seen before. Evans batted seven times and struck out SIX times. That has to be a record of some sort.

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