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Dodgers Destroy Giants, 11-3

July 5, 1962 - A sad thing happened to the San Francisco Giants today on their way to the top of the National League. A bunch of thugs from Los Angeles pummeled and stole them blind. The hated Dodgers stretched their league lead to one-and-a-half games by rapping four homers and stealing four bases in humiliating their arch-rivals, 11-3. With such backing, Don Drysdale had no trouble breezing — and that’s the word in bayside Candlestick Park — to his 15th victory of the year. He became the first major league pitcher to achieve this mark this year. He has lost but four games. The home runs — all off Mike McCormick, San Francisco’s starting left-hander — were hit by Ron Fairly, Frank Howard, and the Davis boys, Willie and Tom. The stolen bases were perpetrated by the Davis boys (one apiece) and that skilled larcenist, Maury Wills (pictured), who had two. Wills ran his string of successful thefts to 18 straight and his season total to an amazing 46 in 86 games.

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