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Robert Rubino connects current sports news with the past

Giants pennant fever: 1998

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, ’62, ’65, ’66, ’71, ’82, ’93 and ’97. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1998. As late as Sept. 19, the Giants trail the Mets and Cubs by three games in the wild-card race. But a six-game win streak puts the Giants in control… Read More »

Giants pennant fever: 1997

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, ’62, ’65, ’66, ’71, ’82 and ’93. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1997. On Sept. 18, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 6-5, with Rod Beck throwing three scoreless innings of relief, including escaping a bases-loaded-no out-jam, and Brian Johnson hits a game-ending homer… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1993

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, ’62, ’65, ’66, ’71 and ’82. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 7. 1993. After beating the Dodgers on Sept. 19, the second-place Giants trailed the first-place Braves by three games. With 15 games remaining, the Giants launch a 12-3 finish behind the hitting… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1982

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1971. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1982.  Chasing the Dodgers and Braves all month, the Giants enter the final weekend of the season — a three-game series against L.A. at Candlestick — still alive in the division. On Saturday,… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1971

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, 1962, 1965 and 1966. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1971. Capping a frantic Giants-Dodgers race in the final month, Juan Marichal wins his 18th game on the final day in a 5-1 victory over the Padres, and SF takes the division by one… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1966

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959, 1962 and 1965. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1966.  As late as Sept. 19, the Giants were four game behind the first-place Dodgers. In a frantic chase, the Giants won eight of their final 10 games, including their last six in a row,… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1965

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blogs looked at 1959 and 1962. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1965. On Sept. 19, the Giants began the day in first place, 3½ games up on the Dodgers. After beating the Braves 4-2 behind staff ace Juan Marichal’s rare two-inning save and Willie Mays’ 49th homer,… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants in 1962

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Previous blog looked at 1959. Upcoming blogs will take a look at the rest of a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1962.  The Giants were four games behind the NL-leading Dodgers with 10 games remaining. The Giants got hot, the Dodgers got ice cold, and the teams ended the regularly scheduled season tied, forcing a three-game playoff that culminated… Read More »

Pennant fever: Giants top 10 list

The San Francisco Giants have been giving their fans pennant fever over seven decades, including this season. Upcoming blogs will take a look at a top 10 list of pennant-fever seasons, in chronological order. 1959. In just their second season in San Francisco, the Giants led the National League by three games on Sept. 9 and were tied for first place as late as Sept. 19. But they lost seven of their final eight games and finished third, three games… Read More »