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1911 In the bottom of the first inning en route to 19-5 rout of the Cardinals, the Giants score 13 runs, tallying a record ten times before the first batter is retired in the Polo Grounds contest. Fred Merkle collects six RBIs, including a three-run inside-the-park round-tripper, in New York's first-frame offensive barrage.
1958 San Francisco teammates Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each have four long hits, driving in four and six runs, respectively, in the team's 16-9 victory over the Dodgers at LA's Memorial Coliseum. The Giants' center fielder and shortstop combine for 28 total bases, with Mays hitting two homers, two triples, a single, and Spencer adding two round-trippers, a three-bagger, and a double to the offensive outburst.
1960 The Phillies drop their third consecutive 1-0 decision, losing to Jim O'Toole and the Reds at Crosley Field. Giants' hurlers Jack Sanford and Sam Jones had shut out Philadelphia in the previous two days at Candlestick Park.
2013 Thanks to a seventh-grade history class project, a three-mile stretch of the Kansas K-79 highway, from K-16 highway to Circleville, is designated by the Kansas legislature as the Barnes Brothers Memorial Highway in honor of Ozzie and Virgil. The McAlister middle schoolers' research about the siblings, who grew up in the community and played with the Braves, Giants, and Dodgers in the 1910-20s, brought to light many of their major league accomplishments, including being participants in the first brother matchup in big-league history.

Text of Kansas HB 2612


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