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This Day in Giants History
July 5th

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1904 The Phillies need an extra-inning, but the team snaps the Giants' winning streak at 18 games. Philadelphia beat New York, 6-5, in a ten-inning walk-off victory at the Baker Bowl, thanks to Bob Hall's outfield bloop hit that plates Red Dooin.
1930 Twenty-thousand fans attend a twin bill at Yankee Stadium between the New York Lincoln Giants and the Baltimore Black Sox, marking the first time Negro Leagues clubs played in the Bronx ballpark. Bill Yancy becomes the first black player to appear at the venue, sprinting onto the field early, pretending to shag balls hit by Babe Ruth, who is at home plate pantomiming hitting drives to the very enthusiastic flycatcher imitating him in right field.
1935 The Cuccinellos become the third pair of brothers, following the Waners (2) and Ferrells, and the first on opposing teams to homer in the same game when Al goes deep in the bottom of the ninth in the Giants' 14-4 loss to Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds. The New York's third baseman's sibling, Tony, played second base for the Dodgers and had homered in the previous inning.
1945 Whitey Lockman homers in his first major league at-bat in the Giants' 7-5 loss to St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. The 18 year-old southpaw-swinging center fielder goes deep off Redbird left-hander George Dockins.
1946 Responding to Red Barber's remarks about the gentile Giants and their manager Mel Ott, Dodger skipper Leo Durocher tells the team's announcer, "Nice guys finish last." Master Mel's club, who beats Brooklyn today with a 7-6 walk-off victory at the Polo Grounds, finishes the season in the cellar, completing the campaign 36 games behind the first-place Cardinals.
1987 In a seven-player trade, the Giants swap southpaws Keith Comstock and Mark Davis, right-hander Mark Grant, and third baseman Chris Brown to the Padres for infielder/outfielder Kevin Mitchell and left-handers Dave Dravecky and Craig Lefferts. Mitchell, obtained by San Diego in an off-season blockbuster trade with the Mets, will be the NL's Most Valuable Player in 1989, helping the Giants to capture the circuit's pennant.
1989 Barry Bonds pinch-hit three-run round-tripper in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Pirates 6-4 loss to the Giants at Three Rivers Stadium puts the future career homer leader and his dad, Bobby, first on the all-time father and son list with 408 dingers. The Bells (Gus and Buddy) and the Berras (Yogi and Dale) had previously shared the mark.

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