On August 23, 1942 — At Ebbets Field, the Dodgers sweep two from their cross-town rivals. In the first game, the Giants take a 4 – 2 lead in the 10th on Johnny Mize’s 2-run home run, only to see Dolph Camilli hit reliever Harry Feldman’s first pitch for a grand slam and give Dem Bums a 6 – 4 win. In the second game, the Dodgers score two in the 5th to take a 7 – 5 lead in a game halted by darkness. The Dodgers now lead St. Louis by 7 1/2 games.