July 11 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Here are the top 5 July 11 moments in San Francisco Giants history.  Each from a different decade.

Walk off 1958 home vs. Reds, this is game 80 in our inaugural season, we're 2 games out of the lead, we had walk off wins on the 4th, 5th, and 6th - this is the 11th, and this is a 3 and a half hour Friday afternoon game at Seals, 2 on, 1 out in the bottom of the 12th - Orlando Cepeda homers off Hal Jeffcoat to send everyone home. This is the second walk off home run in San Francisco history.  Cepeda is a 20 year old rookie, this is his 17th homer, his first extra innings homer, his first walk off homer.  Cepeda hit 48 career homers against the Reds, he only hit more against the Cubs.  He hit 10 home runs against the Giants.

1969 at Los Angeles, it's game 88 on the season, Marichal beat Sutton the night before, we're 2.5 out, this is a Friday night at Dodger Stadium, 4-4 with 2 out in the 10th, Bobby Bonds drives in two with a single off Jim Brewer, 6-4 is the final score.  The first Giants/Dodgers game was May 3, 1890, as of this writing, the Giants lead the series 1238-1204, although since the move west LA leads San Francisco 533-516. 228 players have played with both franchises.  How many players have played 500+ games with both franchises?  2.  Bill Dahlen and Jeff Kent.  The opposite of that would be Kid Carsey, Bull Durham, and Al Maul who played a total of 7 combined games for the two organizations.  For someone more recent how about Erik Surkamp, 7 games with the Giants and 1 with LA.  How about guys with 10 WAR for both organizations - Dahlen, Kent, Haller, Butler, Stanky, Fitzsimmons, Marquard.

1973 home vs. Cubs, we're 9 over .500 but 5.5 back, 1-1 with 2 out in the 6th, Ed Goodson homers off Milt Pappas, we go on to win the game 7-3.  Goodson played for both Giants and Dodgers, he starts his career in San Francisco, ends it in Los Angeles.

1982 at Montreal, we're a dozen out, 7-7 in the 10th, Milt May homers off Jeff Reardon and we're gonna win it 8-7.  May hit 2 homers that day, the third and final multi-homer game of his career.

2015 home vs. Phillies, it's game 88, we're 5.5 out and trailing 4-3 with 2 out in the 6th, Matt Duffy triples home 2 off of Luis Garcia.  We win it 8-5.  A little over a year later we dealt Duffy to Tampa for Matt Moore.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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