Such fond memories of growing up in the ‘60s on Clarendon Drive in San Jose, CA. Summers were magical and carefree. Playing street baseball, collecting baseball cards, drinking Slurpees! I still remember sitting on the steps outside 7-11 busting packs of baseball cards with Bob DeBarr, Danny DeBarr, Paul Caruso, Mark Renneke, and my brother Mark. In 1964, Topps introduced metal All-Star Coin inserts with each pack. Suddenly, we had a new pursuit. I can still remember the day I got Willie Mays! I was in heaven. To this day, that coin still brings back wonderful remembrances of a happy childhood and innocence long gone.🌞⚾️🥤
It didn’t look good for the San Francisco Giants last night down 6-3 to the San Diego Padres with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning..then third baseman Donovan Solano crushed a game-tying three-run home run into the left field bleachers. Suddenly, the cardboard cutout crowd had a reason to believe and stick around.
And they were glad they did.
In the bottom of the ninth, Yastrzemski stepped to the plate and pulled a fastball from Padres left-hander Mike Strahm into McCovey Cove, delivering the Giants a 7-6 walk-off win and Yastrzemski’s second home run of the night to get wet.
Splish-Splash.. Giants do the walk-off dance!