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1946 Right-handers Harry Feldman and Ace Adams defect from the Giants after the start of the season to sign with the Veracruz Blues for $10,000 along with a $10,000 bonus. The pair becomes the seventh and eighth players from the New York team to accept offers to play in the Pasquel brothers' 'outlaw' Mexican League.
1957 Making his first big league start, Philadelphia's rookie right-hander Don Cardwell hurls a four-hitter, blanking the Giants at Connie Mack Stadium, 5-0. The 21 year-old Phillies hurler will compile a 102-138 (.425) record pitching for five teams during his 14-year career.
1959 Sadaharu Oh hits the first round-tripper of his world record 868 home runs. The Japanese first baseman will play his entire 22-year career with the Yomiuri Giants of the Central League in Nippon Professional Baseball.
1989 After overrunning Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith's fly ball down in the left-field corner, Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell recovers by reaching back and catching the ball in foul territory with his bare right hand. The National League's eventual MVP's amazing play occurs in the first inning of the Giants' 3-1 loss to the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

2006 At the age of 47, Julio Franco becomes the second oldest player to steal a base. In 1909, Arlie Latham, who played two games at second base for the Giants, swiped a sack at the age 49.

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