#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #80

Friday, October 11, 2013

#81 is here.

#80 May 1, 1973 0.0

The Giants trailed the Pirates 7-1 headed to the bottom of the ninth.  Their win expectancy was 0%

With 2 out and a man on first, McCovey and then Ed Goodson both walked.  Chris Arnold then hit a pinch hit grand slam, one of his 4 career homers.  That cut the lead to 7-5.

That only makes the Giants win expectancy 1%, by the way.

  A Gary Matthews double was then followed by walks to Dave Rader and Jim Howarth.  Bases loaded.

Bobby Bonds, who had started the inning with a walk, then hit a bases clearing game winning double and the Giants won the game 8-7.

This was a mid-week night game. There were fewer than 8,000 paid.

How many people were actually in the park to watch as improbable a comeback as ever happened in Candlestick history?

#79 is tomorrow

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