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Giants Overwhelm Cubs at Wrigley, 9-4

July 9, 1964 - Jim Hart (pictured sliding) and Tommy Haller led a 16-hit Giant attack that included home runs by Willie Mays and Willie McCovey today, overwhelming the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 9-4.

Gaylord Perry took over the San Francisco pitching in the second inning when Jack Sanford had to leave the game because of a circulatory ailment in his right arm.

Perry (7-4) picked up the victory with seven innings of relief pitching. The Cubs’ last two runs came with two out in the ninth, so Bob Shaw came in and needed just three pitches to retire Ernie Banks on a pop-up.

Nine of the Giants’ hits and six runs came against Cub starter Larry Jackson, who was knocked out in the fifth inning.

Jackson had an 0-2 count on Mays in the first inning and knocked him down with a pitch under Willie’s chin. Mays got up and dug in. Three pitches later, Willie walloped his 25th home run of the season, a screaming line drive into the bleachers in right center.

That put the Giants ahead, and the Cubs never caught up.

Hard collected four singles in five trips, marking the fourth time this season he had banged four hits in a game. Haller had three hits and an intentional walk, scored twice, and drove in two runs.

Juan Marichal (11-4) faces Dick Ellsworth (10-8) tomorrow in a duel of All-Star hurlers.

Jack Sanford, meanwhile, flew home to San Francisco tonight for an intensive examination that may determine whether he must finally undergo an operation that was recommended by doctors in Philadelphia eight years ago.

“It doesn’t bother me normally,” said Jack, “but any time I have to raise my arm the blood doesn’t circulate right. After a while, the whole arm turns numb and the hand gets cold.”

“They’re going to give me some tests where they put a dye in my blood system,” Sanford continued. “Then they can watch X-rays and determine where the blood goes in the arm and shoulder.”

Sanford first experienced the problem in 1946, when he was in the Army, stationed at El Paso, and pitching for the base team.

“When I got out of the Army, the Phillies had a whole bunch of doctors check me over at the University of Pennsylvania medical center. They told me they wanted to cut under my collarbone. They said I have a pinched nerve there. When I heard that, I got off the table and left. I didn’t want them cutting into me.”


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