On August 26, 1951 — At the Polo Grounds, Chuck Connors clubs his 2nd and last major league homer, a three-run shot off Sal Maglie in the 9th to give the visiting Cubs a temporary 4 – 4 tie. Wes Westrum then answers with his 2nd homer of the game, off reliever Walt Dubiel, and New York wins, 5 – 4. New York takes the nitecap, 5 – 1, to run their victory streak to 14 games. Jim Hearn tops Cal McLish. Willie Mays electrifies the crowd in the 6th by singling, advancing on a balk and a short fly, and stealing home. The Giants trail by six games.