Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Giants Acquire McMahon, Who McWins: Saturday, August 9th, 1969


NY 5, ATL 1  W-Koosman 12-9 L-Pappas 8-7  HR-Tillman(10)

PHI 4, CIN 2  W-Jackson 12-8 L-Maloney 13-8  HR-Allen(24)

MON 7, HOU 3  W-McGinn 7-3 L-LeMaster 12-12  HR-Bailey(9) Bateman(5) Rader(6)

CHI 3, LA 2 (12inns)  W-Nye 6-7 L-McBean 0-1  HR-Lefebvre(2)

PIT 6, SD 3  W-Hartenstein 4-3 L-Roberts 3-11  S-Dal Canton(8)  HR-Clemente(12) Colbert(9)

SF 2, STL 1 (11inns)  W-McMahon 1-0 L-Giusti 3-4  Davenport GW single.

A super McVeteran!
The Giants, desperate for someone better then Ron Herbel to help out Frank Linzy in the pen, acquired ancient Don McMahon from the Tigers and immediately tossed him into the fray. The gutty ex Brave, Colt .45, Indian, Red Sox, White Sox and Tiger instantly entered the win column as Jim "Couch me!" Davenport dinked a game-winning single in the 11th to down the visiting Cardinals and move the Giants into a virtual tie with the hated Dodgers, half a game back of the Braves, McMahon's original team.  Except for his unfortunate tendency to plug Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes, Don should be a valuable addition.

He absorbed the defeat.
Despite another blast from the suddenly unstoppable Mr. Lefebvre, the Cubs were able to nip the Tinseltown nine and defeat Al McBean(s and weenies) for his first decision all year. Super swing man Rich Nye (The Science Guy) was the beneficiary of the Cubs' good deeds. 

And finally, John "Call me Justine" Bateman unloaded a round-tripper and drove in three for the Expos against his old team at the Astrodome. Current Houston backstop Johnny "Johnny Angel" Edwards gnashed his teeth with envy.
Giant rodent, or sitcom starlet?


stevemryan said...

Like this mini-streak for the Cardinals.

William Sagle said...

Hhahahahahahahahaha....McBeans and weenies....I cannot stop laughing.....hahahahahaha!!!

I don't care how old Don McMahon is as long as he helps the Giants to some McWins!