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
When it comes time to consider the 1966 N.L. Rookie of the Year, the Giants’ Tito Fuentes has to be high on the list. He has classic company, stern challengers for the annual freshman trophy, in such National League eligibles as shortstop Sonny Jackson of the Astros, pitchers Don Sutton of the Dodgers and Larry
Augie Donatelli awoke in his hotel room after a good night’s sleep. He went down to lobby, and sat at the end of the counter in the hotel restaurant. The Sunday paper left behind by a previous customer sat on the stool beside him. Donatelli picked up the paper as his coffee and bacon arrived.
A crowd of 41,876 filled Candlestick Park on a picture perfect San Francisco afternoon. Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal were again slated to face another. In May, everyone anticipated a scoreless duel, but the Dodgers doubled up the Giants, 6-3, that afternoon. Today, the game lived up to the expectations. The Dodgers appeared to be
The Dodgers remained in control of the National League as they took 3 of 4 from the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals and beat the Atlanta Braves 2 of 3 games during their most recent home stand. The club made the weekend trip up the coast to visit their northern rivals with a five game lead.
When we last left the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, Juan Marichal pitched the San Franciscans atop the National League perch with a 2-1 victory on a crisp Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. A week later, the Giants took a trip (and not the type of “trip” popular with the San Francisco youth these days) down the coast
On a picture perfect afternoon before the largest crowd at Candlestick Park this season, the San Francisco Giants reclaimed the top spot in the National League with a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. Willie McCovey launched a two-run home run in the sixth inning off Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal scattered seven hits en route
Tito Fuentes and Denis Menke each hit lead-off home runs in the first inning, but Joe Torre followed Menke’s shot with three-run blast to pace Atlanta to a 6-2 victory that knocked the Giants out of first place, one-half game behind the Dodgers. After Menke tied the game, San Francisco starter Ron Herbel struck out