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1908 Fred Merkle's failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Bridwell scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs when the ump calls him out and rules the game a tie. Merkle's 'boner' will eventually cost the Giants the flag.

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1947 Before the game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game's first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.
1956 🇩🇴 Ozzie Virgil becomes the first Dominican to reach the majors. The 23 year-old Monte Cristi native, who will also see his son Ozzie catch in the big leagues, plays third base for the Giants.
2001 Barry Bonds ties Sammy Sosa for the second-most home runs in a season, hitting his 66th round-tripper off rookie Jason Middlebrow. The Giants' left fielder also sets a major league record with 34 road homers, passing Babe Ruth (1927) and Mark McGwire (1998), who both had 32 dingers away from home.
2006 In Milwaukee's Miller Park, Barry Bonds hits his 734th career homer, surpassing Hank Aaron, and establishes a new all-time National League home run mark. The historic long ball hit by the unpopular 42 year-old Giants slugger receives little fanfare in the city in which 'Hammerin' Hank,' a former player for the Braves and Brewers, is a local legend.
2008 Tim Lincecum sets the Giants' single-season record with 252 strikeouts. The San Francisco right-hander whiffs nine Colorado batters in 4.1 innings to surpass Jason Schmidt, who had 251 K's in 2004.
2009 Trailing 8-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Giants take the lead, scoring nine runs in the top of the seventh inning. Although L.A. will come back twice to tie the score with clutch two-out hits in the eighth and ninth, San Francisco tallies four runs in the top of the tenth frame for the 14-10 victory.

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