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June 29, 1972: Giants 3,  Reds 2. Once up a time there were trees beyond the center field fence at Candlestick Park. It was into those trees that Bench and Perez launched back-to-back 425-foot home runs in the fourth inning of this game -- a jaw-dropping display of power by a team bound for 3 of the next 5 World Series. It was hard to believe that was all the Reds would get off Jim Barr, who threw a complete game in his 2nd ML start. The Reds probably had trouble believing it, too.

June 29, 1972: Giants 3, Reds 2. Once up a time there were trees beyond the center field fence at Candlestick Park. It was into those trees that Bench and Perez launched back-to-back 425-foot home runs in the fourth inning of this game -- a jaw-dropping display of power by a team bound for 3 of the next 5 World Series. It was hard to believe that was all the Reds would get off Jim Barr, who threw a complete game in his 2nd ML start. The Reds probably had trouble believing it, too.

Ronnie Lott Football Card (Los Angeles Raiders) 1992 Topps #350 by Hall of Fame Memorabilia. $30.95. Ronnie Lott Football Card (Los Angeles Raiders) 1992 Topps #350. Signed items come fully certified with Certificate of Authenticity and tamper-evident hologram.

Ronnie Lott Football Card (Los Angeles Raiders) 1992 Topps #350 by Hall of Fame Memorabilia. $30.95. Ronnie Lott Football Card (Los Angeles Raiders) 1992 Topps #350. Signed items come fully certified with Certificate of Authenticity and tamper-evident hologram.

Now i am partial to yellow gold and green as that is my high school colors. Any color will do, it is all in the fit.

Now i am partial to yellow gold and green as that is my high school colors. Any color will do, it is all in the fit.

July 20, 1969: A's 3-9, Angels 7-6. We were visiting my aunt and uncle at El Toro Marine Base. My cousin Mark and I talked our fathers into going to the Ball Day doubleheader at Anaheim Stadium. Reggie hit his 37th homer, putting him six games ahead of Maris' record pace. Vida Blue made his ML debut. And we committed the unforgivable sin of leaving the second game before it was over because our dads just had to watch man take his first step on the moon. As if that would never happen again.

July 20, 1969: A's 3-9, Angels 7-6. We were visiting my aunt and uncle at El Toro Marine Base. My cousin Mark and I talked our fathers into going to the Ball Day doubleheader at Anaheim Stadium. Reggie hit his 37th homer, putting him six games ahead of Maris' record pace. Vida Blue made his ML debut. And we committed the unforgivable sin of leaving the second game before it was over because our dads just had to watch man take his first step on the moon. As if that would never happen again.

July 9, 1966: Giants 7, Reds 6. My cousin Mark's 1st game. McCovey homered in the first, doubled off the top of the left field fence in the fifth, and sent the game into extras with a two-run homer in the ninth. He finished with 6 RBI. With Giants trailing by a run and down to their last out in the 12th, Tom Haller hit a two-run homer to win it. Great game. Still bitter, though, that I wasn't the kid in the picture.

July 9, 1966: Giants 7, Reds 6. My cousin Mark's 1st game. McCovey homered in the first, doubled off the top of the left field fence in the fifth, and sent the game into extras with a two-run homer in the ninth. He finished with 6 RBI. With Giants trailing by a run and down to their last out in the 12th, Tom Haller hit a two-run homer to win it. Great game. Still bitter, though, that I wasn't the kid in the picture.

April 13, 1975: White Sox 7-5, Angels 5-4. For years, decades really, the Angels were an uninspiring conga line of guys who made (or would make) a name somewhere else. They got swept this damp, overcast day, and by "they" I mean: Bill Singer, Tommy Harper, Chuck Dobson, Mickey Rivers, third base coach Whitey Herzog and manager Dick Williams. Might as well throw broadcasters Dick Enberg and Don Drysdale in there as well.

April 13, 1975: White Sox 7-5, Angels 5-4. For years, decades really, the Angels were an uninspiring conga line of guys who made (or would make) a name somewhere else. They got swept this damp, overcast day, and by "they" I mean: Bill Singer, Tommy Harper, Chuck Dobson, Mickey Rivers, third base coach Whitey Herzog and manager Dick Williams. Might as well throw broadcasters Dick Enberg and Don Drysdale in there as well.

Oct. 25, 1970: Raiders 31, Steelers 14. The first of George Blanda's miracle games. Replacing Lamonica, who went out with a back spasm early in the game with the Raiders scuffling, Blanda, 43, threw for three touchdowns. Good for a chuckle at the time. Little did we know. One thing did prove to be a fleeting curiosity: The Steelers committed a whole mess of penalties on one drive and had to punt on 4th-and-74.

Oct. 25, 1970: Raiders 31, Steelers 14. The first of George Blanda's miracle games. Replacing Lamonica, who went out with a back spasm early in the game with the Raiders scuffling, Blanda, 43, threw for three touchdowns. Good for a chuckle at the time. Little did we know. One thing did prove to be a fleeting curiosity: The Steelers committed a whole mess of penalties on one drive and had to punt on 4th-and-74.

Oct. 19, 1969: Raiders 50, Bills 21. Lamonica threw for 6 TDs, all in the first half and none of which I saw. Here's how it went in the god-awful east side bleachers: Whenever Lamonica dropped back to pass, everyone stood up. By the time I climbed on top of the bleacher bench to gain a vantage point, the 6 points were on the board and the Raiders were slapping each other on the back. Buffalo rookie O.J. Simpson ran six times for 50 yards. Pretty sure I had a kraut dog. Pretty sure it was…

Oct. 19, 1969: Raiders 50, Bills 21. Lamonica threw for 6 TDs, all in the first half and none of which I saw. Here's how it went in the god-awful east side bleachers: Whenever Lamonica dropped back to pass, everyone stood up. By the time I climbed on top of the bleacher bench to gain a vantage point, the 6 points were on the board and the Raiders were slapping each other on the back. Buffalo rookie O.J. Simpson ran six times for 50 yards. Pretty sure I had a kraut dog. Pretty sure it was…

July 31, 1971: Giants 15, Pirates 11. I talked my mom into going to this one. It didn't take much talking. The Giants led the West by 8 1/2 games, the Pirates led the East by 9 1/2 games. The game turned into an offensive pie fight. The Pirates led 7-2 after 3 innings. The game was tied 8-8 after 6. Rookie Dave Kingman hit a grand slam in a 7-run 7th. Willie Stargell hit his 2nd of the game in the 8th. Four future Hall of Famers (even without Clemente) ... what's not to like?

July 31, 1971: Giants 15, Pirates 11. I talked my mom into going to this one. It didn't take much talking. The Giants led the West by 8 1/2 games, the Pirates led the East by 9 1/2 games. The game turned into an offensive pie fight. The Pirates led 7-2 after 3 innings. The game was tied 8-8 after 6. Rookie Dave Kingman hit a grand slam in a 7-run 7th. Willie Stargell hit his 2nd of the game in the 8th. Four future Hall of Famers (even without Clemente) ... what's not to like?

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May 3, 1970: Giants 6-6, Phillies 8-13. My dad took me to one game a year. This year I chose a doubleheader. Naturally the first game went 13 innings. The Giants opened the second with 5 runs in the 1st inning (Mays scored from first on a McCovey bunt double against the shift). The Phils answered with 5 in the 2nd. It was windy and cold. We kept changing seats, trying to try to stay in the sun. At 7, the Giants en route to getting swept, my dad said, "We're going." I knew better than to…

May 3, 1970: Giants 6-6, Phillies 8-13. My dad took me to one game a year. This year I chose a doubleheader. Naturally the first game went 13 innings. The Giants opened the second with 5 runs in the 1st inning (Mays scored from first on a McCovey bunt double against the shift). The Phils answered with 5 in the 2nd. It was windy and cold. We kept changing seats, trying to try to stay in the sun. At 7, the Giants en route to getting swept, my dad said, "We're going." I knew better than to…

Nov. 22, 1970: Raiders 20, Chargers 17. The last of Blanda's miracle games. Actually, this one was almost routine -- a 16-yard field goal (goal posts were on the goal line then) with seven seconds remaining. Happens all the time now. But we were all pretty hysterical then. Well, except for coach John Madden: "I just patted him on the ass and said, 'Go kick it.' "

Nov. 22, 1970: Raiders 20, Chargers 17. The last of Blanda's miracle games. Actually, this one was almost routine -- a 16-yard field goal (goal posts were on the goal line then) with seven seconds remaining. Happens all the time now. But we were all pretty hysterical then. Well, except for coach John Madden: "I just patted him on the ass and said, 'Go kick it.' "