Sept. 19, 1962 - A 3-run homer by Willie Mays led the Giants to their first victory in 7 games, a 7-4 decision over the Cardinals in St. Louis today. The victory enabled the Giants to stay three-and-a-half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and extended the Cardinals’ losing streak to eight games. Mays’ drive, his 45th homer, marked a 5-run 3rd inning in which the Giants overcame a 4-2 Cardinal lead. Following Mays’ blast, Tom Haller hit his second home run of the game with Orlando Cepeda aboard. The home runs came off Larry Jackson, the losing pitcher. Bill O’Dell, who staggered through a four-hit, four-run first inning, settled down and allowed only six hits thereafter. In Milwaukee, the Dodgers beat the Braves, 4-0. Don Drysdale gained his 25th victory, and Maury Wills recorded his 94th stolen base. The major league record is 96, achieved by Ty Cobb in 1915.
#MLB #baseball #OTD #1960s #dodgers #giants #cardinals #braves