01 may 1973
tuesday night 8:00 game at the ‘stick
going into bottom of the 9th it’s pirates over giants, 7-1
then the freakiness happens.
right fielder bobby bonds walks.
second baseman tito fuentes hits into a 2b-ss fielder’s choice. 1 out.
shortstop chris speier hits into a ss-2b fielder’s choice. 2 outs.
first baseman willie mccovey walks. speier to second.
third baseman ed goodson walks to load the bases.
chris arnold pinch-hits for center fielder gary thomasson (who earlier had hit a home run in the 5th inning, touches ‘em all with a grand slam home run to close it to 7-5, pirates.
ramon hernandez replaces bob moose on the mound.
left fielder gary matthews spanks a double.
catcher dave rader walks. matthews to second.
jim howarth pinch-hits for pitcher elias sosa and walks. bases juiced.
dave giusti replaces hernandez
bobby bonds rips a bases-clearing, game-winning, unforgettable double.
giants 8, pirates 7 is the final.
there are two reasons why i listened to that game all the way through on the radio that night:
my dad and i always listened to our team, win or lose, all the way through; we were listening to mr. lon simmons.