» August 16, 1950: At the Polo Grounds, Henry Thompson of the Giants hits two HRs, both inside-the-park, as the Giants pummel the Dodgers, 16–7. Thompson is the first to do this since Terry Moore hit two for the Cardinals at Forbes Field on this same date in 1939. Don Mueller adds a grand slam. The Giants jump on Erskine in the first inning as 13 of the first 14 batters reach first safely. Sal Maglie is the winner despite giving up two homers, good for six runs, to Gil Hodges. The win leaves the Dodgers in third place, seven games out and the Giants in fifth, 10 games in back of the Phils.
» September 23, 1950: The Braves' Johnny Sain fails in his attempt to win his 20th game, but hits his first major-league HR, off Larry Jansen, in a 4–3 loss to the visiting Giants. With two outs in the 10th, Sam Jethroe loses Don Mueller's fly ball in the sun and Mueller legs out a triple. Hank Thompson's single wins it for Larry Jansen. A Saturday crowd of 5,535 watch the Tribe drop out of second place, while the Giants move to within three games of the Phils.
» August 14, 1951: In a night game at the Polo Grounds—the last of 14 night games this year—the Giants righty George Spencer beats the Dodgers, 4–2. Erv Palica takes the loss, as the Giants jump on him early. Al Dark doubles and comes home on Don Mueller's homer. An out later, Whitey Lockman homers and Palica doesn't make the 2nd inning. The Dodgers score in the 8th on successive homers by Cox and Snider.
» September 1, 1951: OF Don Mueller hits three home runs in an 8–1 Giants' win over the Dodgers. His first homer comes against Ralph Branca, coming off two consecutive shutouts, and Mueller hits his 3rd home run, a two-run shot off Phil Haugstad. Sal Maglie is the winner, giving up seven singles and hits Robinson on the wrist in the 3rd to force home the only Dodger run. Whitey Lockman gets plunked twice for New York. Al Dark and Eddie Stanky combine in the 5th on a triple play off a liner by Reese. The Dodgers' lead over the Giants is now down to six games.
» September 2, 1951: Don Mueller hits two more home runs, giving him five in two days, to tie an ML mark. His 2nd homer, again off Phil Haugstad, comes a minute after he learns he is a new father. Bobby Thomson adds his 25th homer and Jim Hearn beats the Dodgers 11–2. After Mueller's 2nd homer, Haugstad decks Thomson and hits Mays with a pitch, evoking a warning from Al Barlick. Barlick had earlier thumbed Branca and Dick Williams in the 5th inning, Newcombe in the 6th when he objected to a call, and Jackie Robinson and rookie Clem Labine. Dressen then clears his bench to avoid any more thumbings. The Giants move to five games behind Brooklyn. The Dodgers are suspicious of the losses at the Polo Grounds, and later there are revelations about signs being flashed to Giant batters from the CF scoreboard. Did it happen? Sal Yvars later said, "yes," while Mueller remarked, "as for my home runs and the sign stealing, this has been much talked about and I would prefer not to comment." On the Dodgers side, Buzzie Bavasi denied it occurred, but Clyde Walker concluded, "it did happen."
» September 30, 1951: Larry Jansen of the Giants holds on to defeat the Braves 3–2 in Boston as Bobby Thomson hits his 30th home run of the year, and Don Mueller and Monte Irvin each drive home a run.
» October 3, 1951: The Giants' Bobby Thomson hits the most famous home run in history, off Ralph Branca. His "shot heard round the world" with two runners on and trailing 4–2 in the bottom of the 9th defeats Brooklyn 5–4 and sends the jubilant Giants into the World Series. For Branca, it is his 6th loss of the season against the Giants, who have now hit 11 home runs off him this year. Whitey Lockman sets up Thomson's blast by hitting a double off Don Newcombe with Al Dark on 3B and Don Mueller on 1B. Mueller breaks his ankle sliding into 3B and is carried off the field.
» May 2, 1954: Stan Musial hits five home runs in a doubleheader with the Giants in St. Louis. In attendance is 8-year-old Nate Colbert, who will be the only other player in history to accomplish this feat. The Cards win the first game 10–6 when Musial's three-run homer in the 8th off Jim Hearn. Stan's first two homers are served up by Johnny Antonelli. The Cards hit five homers in the opener, while the Giants hit three, including back-to-back blows by Wes Westrum and Whitey Lockman. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Don Mueller goes 5-for-5, and the Giants win, 9–7, with eight runs in the 4th inning. Musial totals a since-topped record 21 bases in the two games, going 4-for-4 with a walk in game 1, and 2-for-4 with a walk in game 2. Don Mueller has six hits for New York.
» July 11, 1954:
Giants OF Don Mueller hits for the cycle, getting his hits off four different pitchers in a 13-7 rout of the Pirates. Five other HRs are added, three in the 3rd as Monte Irvin, Whitey Lockman, and Alvin Dark
» September 18, 1954: The Giants' Don Mueller makes his 200th hit an inside-the-park
HR, making him the first Giant to get 200 hits
since Joe Moore in 1936. Willie Mays also has an inside-the
park-HR, as the Giants beat the Phils 8-1.
» May 1, 1955:
In the Giants 2–1 win over the Reds, the two teams toil 16 innings with combining for a record-tying 10 double plays. The only other time ten were turned was 30 years ago, when the Reds and Braves made 10 DPs in 12 innings. An alert Don Mueller start the rally in the 16th when the Reds are trying to intentionally walk him. He hits an outside 4th-ball pitch for a pop single, sending Whitey Lockman to 3B. Johnny Antonelli pitches all 16 innings for the win.
» May 17, 1955: Paced by Joe Adcock's four hits, including a home run, the Braves defeat the Giants, 9–4. Gene Conley is the winner, despite giving up home runs to Willie Mays and Hank Thompson, but he does stop Don Mueller's 24-game hit streak.
» March 21, 1958: The White Sox obtain OF Don Mueller from the Giants for cash.