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    01 may 1973

    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.

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    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.
    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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    Were you at this game, west coast?
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    Lots of great names in that game. Eddie Goodson! Jim Howrath!
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    I had friends attend that game
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    no, i was not in attandance that night, wags.
    that certainly is one that i wish i had in my scorebooks!

    but even attending just a handful of games last season i have been to 1,997 home giant games.
    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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