This Week in Giants Baseball History, 9/6-9/12

Um, I'm running out of clever things to say here. Go Giants!

September 6
No, Not that DiMaggio: former Giant Vince Dimaggio was born on this date in 1912 in Martinez, CA. This DiMaggio was a Giant for 15 games during his last season in 1946.

September 7
Grab Le Pine, Meat!: At Montreal on this date in 1986, the Giants were one-hit by Montreal pitchers Floyd Youmans and Tim Burke, but won the ballgame 1-0, as current broadcaster Mike Krukow threw a complete game two-hitter. Mike Aldrete drove in Robby Thompson in the top of the first, and nothing but goose eggs followed.

September 8
Stealing the Win: On this date in 1987 at the Astrodome, the Giants stole a franchise record-tying six bases in a 6-4 victory. A presumably lean Kevin Mitchell swiped three bases, Dave Henderson (yes, that Dave Henderson) stole two, and Chris Speier contributed to the larceny with one. All but one of the steals came off of the Astros battery of Jim Deshaies and Alan Ashby.

September 9
Shutout Sal: On this date in 1950, Sal Maglie threw his fourth consecutive shutout, tying a major league record. He did it in style, blanking the Dodgers 2-0 with the aid of Alvin Dark's two solo home runs.

September 10
Due Up - Alou, Alou, and Alou: In a 4-2 loss against the Mets in New York on this date in 1963, three consecutive Alous batted in the eighth inning. Pinch hitter Jesus Alou grounded out, pinch hitter, Matty Alou struck out, and not to be outdone, leadoff hitter Felipe Alou grounded out to the pitcher.

September 11
[I'd like to extend an SFDugout prayer to those friends and family members of September 11 victims here. God bless America]
Bring on the Braves, Again: The New York Giants swept a doubleheader against the Boston Braves on this date in 1928, 11-6 and 7-6. The Giants would repeat this feat two more times within a week, again sweeping doubleheaders from the Braves on the 13th and 14th, tying a National League record for doubleheader victories.

September 12
A Dominican Dandy: A base hit by second baseman Tommy Helms in the third inning and a walk to shortstop Woody Woodward in the sixth were all that Juan Marichal allowed in pitching a complete game 1-hit 1-0 victory against the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1969 at Candlestick. The Giants themselves only amasses three hits in the game, but they were obviously enough.



Don Shin eats, breathes, thinks, and bleeds in Orange and Black. Pac Bell Park officially opened on his 25th birthday (the one year he decided to move out of the Bay Area!!!). For the 2000 playoff drive, he dyed his hair orange while studying in Korea. He watched Game 6 of the '02 World Series at a restaurant in LA, and couldn't finish his meal afterwards. Feel free to write him at dongsoo411@yahoo.com to commiserate, cheer, and complain.

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