Monday, February 20, 2012
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2012 is the 50th anniversary of a Giants World Series appearance, the first World Series appearance for the San Francisco Giants. The Giants were not successful in this series. But being in the World Series is pretty damn good, as the Texas Rangers' fans should remind themselves.
The Giants put some pretty good players on the field for this series, Willie McCovey, Tom Haller, Orlando Cepeda, a couple of Alous, and one Willie Mays. The Yanks countered with some pretty fair talent themselves, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, Yogi Berra and Elston Howard.
This is a program from Game 6 of that World Series, held at Candlestick Park on October 15, 1962. Put on your thinking caps.
What was the final score of this game?
What was the price of a ticket to sit in the lower boxes at Candlestick?
Who was the Commissioner of Baseball?
The Giants Executive Family lists five individuals. Who were they?
The Giants outfield had two players that went on to manage Major League baseball teams. Who were they and what teams did they manage?
Who got three hits in this game, and who was the winning and losing pitcher?
Who was the Giants' equipment manager?
The Giants had one pitcher not born is the United States of America. Name him.
No problem advertising cigarettes in 1962. The full page Marlboro advertisement features a long, lean cowboy enjoying a smoke. Marlboro's tag line was, "You get a lot to like - ________ (fill in the blank)"
WSTF (formerly Nasdaq, now privately owned). What was it in 1962?
What was the Giants record against the hated dodgers in 1962?
The Yankees had two pitchers who were recipients of the Cy Young Award. The 1962 Giants also had two pitchers who would win Cy Youngs. Name these four men (hint: one Giant was not on the World Series Roster).
Harrah's Tahoe - swingin' place in 1962. Name the performers advertised as appearing from September 27 through November 25 (Yes, you've heard of them).
What was the dollar value of the winner's share?
Answers and more in the near future.