The San Francisco Giants routed the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of a weekend series at Crosley Field between divisional contenders. Willie Mays hit the first cycle of his career, and interestingly, each of Mays’s hits came off a different Reds’ pitcher. Mays opened with the most difficult of the ingredients, a triple, in
It looks like Ken Henderson isn’t kidding. A leg injury kept the young outfielder on the disabled list until the season was a month old, but he went to work with a vengeance when the Giants’ physicians turned him loose. When Henderson returned, the injured Giants had McCovey, Mays and Bonds out of the lineup.
Not since the old Polo Grounds days and up to and including the afternoon of May 14, 1967, have the Giants had a leadoff hitter to compare with Eddie Stanky, the “walking man” they called The Brat. He was their last solid No. 1 hitter, the last to use every known and some invented methods
The San Francisco Giants paid a visit to Chavez Ravine to renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Times had changed since the clubs last met in September. The Dodgers closed that series with a 15-5 rout over the Giants en route to a world’s championship. The Giants took little consolation that they won
Street & Smith’s: The Giants are thinking pennant and don’t care who knows it. This is the way one of their top men sees the 1967 picture: “The team that wins the pennant will have to beat us. The Pirates have been strengthened if Wills still can play a little bit. They score runs and
Should the Giants make it down the home stretch, it could be, oddly enough, with farm club reinforcements, called up from Phoenix on September 5 (after the Coast league season ended), furnishing the winning spark. One of these, Frank Johnson, has received playing time in center and delivered a pair of hits in his first
* Willie Mays ended the season in a blaze of glory as he looks to be a certain bet to take the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Mays hit his 54th home run on October 1 off Cincinnati’s Sammy Ellis. In striking 54, Willie became for the first Giant in history to achieve such
* In one of those “what can we lose?” deals, the Giants picked up free agent Warren Spahn, July 19, after the veteran southpaw hurler had gone unclaimed through waivers. The 44-year-old Spahn agreed to terms from New York and joined the Giants in San Francisco, July 21. “What can we lose?” said Manager Herman