#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #64

Saturday, October 26, 2013

#65 is here.

#64 June 22, 1986 Doubleheader Sweep

The Giants and Astros had been in lockstep most of the season, the furthest out of the NL West lead San Francisco had been nearly 70 games into the season was 3, the biggest lead we had was a game.

Houston had a 2.5 game lead when they came to Candlestick for a four game weekend series in late June.  The Giants took the first two, by scores of 3-1, 2-1, putting them a half game out of first place, with a chance to take over the division lead with a doubleheader sweep.

That's what happened.

Mike Krukow struck out 7, walking just one in a complete game one win; and Mike Aldrete beat out what would have been an inning ending double play in the 8th inning of game two, to allow Robby Thompson to score what turned out to be the winning run of a 3-2 Giants win.

First place, 1.5 up.

#63 is tomorrow. Spoiler alert - it's another doubleheader sweep.  Can you guess the year?

#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #65

#66 is here.

#65 November 20, 1994 GOAT

The most catches the greatest player in NFL history ever had in a game - 16, for 165 yards and 3 scores, including a 4th qtr TD that moved the eventual Super Bowl Champs to 9-2 by beating the still Los Angeles Rams.

#64 is tomorrow

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