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Cards Top Giants in Big Jolt to S.F. Pennant Hopes

Sept. 27, 1962 - Gene Oliver’s 3-run homer capped an early St. Louis Cardinal outburst today that stood up for a 7-4 victory over San Francisco. The defeat was a big jolt to the Giants’ pennant hopes. Stan Musial hit 5 singles in 5 trips for the Cards and raised his batting average to .333. Willie Mays killed a Giant rally in the sixth inning with a rare mental error (pictured). It happened in the sixth after he had doubled home a run and moved to third on an infield out. Orlando Cepeda struck out, and Mays, thinking it was the third out, strolled toward center field. He was easily picked off. Later, Mays struck out to end the game. St. Louis rattled 10 hits off Billy O’Dell in less than 5 innings. O’Dell suffered his 14th loss instead of gaining his 20th victory.

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