Jack Sanford had allowed just four baserunners through his first five innings, only one of whom reached scoring position. However, after he walked Jim Gilliam to open the bottom of the sixth inning, Giants’ manager Alvin Dark double switched to bring Stu Miller in to relieve Sanford, and replaced McCovey in left field with Matty Alou. After the game Dark explained his decision to remove his thus far successful pitcher: “Sanford was suffering from a cold and he was pooped.” Duke Snider doubled, advancing Gilliam to third. Tommy Davis then hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Gilliam and advancing Snider. This run made the game 5–1 and ended what had been a 35 consecutive scoreless inning stretch by the Dodgers. The Dodgers increased their score as Wally Moon walked and Frank Howard singled, to bring Snider home and make the game 5–2. Billy O’Dell relieved Miller and Doug Camilli, who was pinch hitting for John Roseboro, singled to load the bases. Andy Carey then pinch hit for Willie Davis and was hit by a pitch to score Moon. The Dodgers continued substituting players, pinch hitting Lee Walls for Roebuck and bringing in Larry Burright to pinch run for Carey. Walls then hit a double which emptied the bases, giving the Dodgers a 6–5 lead in the game, and advanced to third base on the throw.
Walls’ double continued his success as a pinch hitter, making him 13-for-26 with 12 runs batted in in such situations for the season. Don Larsen entered to relieve O’Dell, who had not recorded an out but had earned a blown save for his performance. Maury Wills hit a ground ball to the first baseman, who threw home in an attempt to put out Walls who slid hard into the Giants’ catcher Haller. The slide, which cut Haller’s arm deep enough to later require six stitches, caused him to drop the ball, leaving Walls safe on Haller’s error and extending the Dodgers’ lead to 7–5. John Orsino entered as the new catcher to replace the injured Haller. Wills then stole second, his 101st stolen base of the season, before the batter Gilliam saw a single pitch. Orsino’s throw to try to catch Wills went past second base and into center field. Wills attempted to advance to third, but was thrown out by Willie Mays. Larsen then induced a flyball out by Gilliam and the inning was over. Between the two halves of the sixth the two teams had scored a combined 11 runs and used six pitchers, three pinch hitters, two defensive replacements, and a pinch runner.
Ron Perranoski entered as the new pitcher for the seventh, Camilli took his place as the new catcher, and Ron Fairly replaced Wally Moon at first base. Burright became the new second baseman, replacing Gilliam who moved to third base while the previous third baseman, Tommy Davis, moved to center field. Perranoski allowed singles to Orsino and Pagán after a ground out by Felipe Alou. The Giants pinch hit Harvey Kuenn for Matty Alou and Bob Nieman for Hiller, but both recorded outs to end the top of the seventh. Ernie Bowman replaced Nieman at second base for the Giants in the bottom of the inning and no runs scored in the frame. The Giants continued to hit Perranoski in the top of the eighth, with singles by Davenport and Mays to open the inning. Jack Smith entered in relief but allowed a single to Ed Bailey pinch hitting for Larsen which scored Davenport to cut the Dodgers’ lead to 7–6. Mays attempted to advance to third on the play but was called out. The play drew arguments from Mays, Alvin Dark, and third base coach Whitey Lockman as third base umpire Jocko Conlan appeared to call Mays safe before changing it to out. Carl Boles pinch ran for Bailey, and Cepeda reached on an error on his fly ball which allowed Boles to move to third. Stan Williams relieved Smith and walked Felipe Alou to load the bases. Orsino hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at seven runs apiece and Pagán grounded out to end the inning.
Bobby Bolin entered as the new pitcher for the Giants in the bottom of the eighth. Bolin kept the game tied, as did Williams who pitched a perfect top of the ninth inning. Wills walked to leadoff the bottom of the ninth, however, and Dick LeMay relieved Bolin. Gilliam then also walked, advancing Wills to second. The Dodgers announced Daryl Spencer as a pinch hitter for Snider and the Giants countered by bringing Gaylord Perry in relief of LeMay. Spencer laid down a successful sacrifice bunt, advancing the two runners to second and third base. The play drew comment after the game, as some writers believed Perry had a chance to throw to third base to put out the lead runner Wills. Alvin Dark had given Perry instructions to throw to 3rd if a bunt was made. He threw to first instead, allowing the sacrifice. Alvin Dark angrily went to the mound, and Mike McCormick relieved Perry, intentionally walked Tommy Davis, and then allowed a game-winning walk-off sacrifice fly to Fairly driving in Wills. Game 2 lasted 4 hours and 18 minutes, breaking the previous record of 4 hours and 2 minutes for the longest 9-inning game in major league history. Coincidentally Wills, who scored the winning run, celebrated his 30th birthday on the same day as Game 2
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Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 7
Game Played on Tuesday, October 2, 1962 (D) at Dodger Stadium
BOX+PBP WP: Williams (14-12) LP: Bolin (7-3)
Play by Play
GIANTS 1ST: Hiller struck out; Davenport popped to catcher in
foul territory; Mays flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 0, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 1ST: Wills struck out; Gilliam struck out; Snider
walked; T. Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 0,
GIANTS 2ND: McCovey grounded out (first unassisted); Cepeda
singled to left; F. Alou doubled to right [Cepeda scored];
Haller was walked intentionally; Pagan made an out to shortstop;
Sanford was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Giants
1, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 2ND: Moon flied out to center; Howard walked; Roseboro
forced Howard (second to shortstop); W. Davis lined to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Dodgers 0.
GIANTS 3RD: Hiller was hit by a pitch; On a bunt Davenport
forced Hiller (pitcher to shortstop); Mays flied out to center;
McCovey walked [Davenport to second]; Cepeda flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 3RD: Drysdale flied out to right; Wills grounded out
(second to first); Gilliam flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Giants 1, Dodgers 0.
GIANTS 4TH: F. Alou singled to right; Haller flied out to left;
Pagan singled to shortstop [F. Alou to second]; On a bunt
Sanford forced F. Alou (pitcher to third) [Pagan to second];
Hiller struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 4TH: Snider flied out to left; T. Davis singled to left;
Moon singled to pitcher [T. Davis to second]; Howard lined to
center; Roseboro struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Giants 1,
GIANTS 5TH: Davenport made an out to shortstop; Mays popped to
catcher in foul territory; McCovey walked; Cepeda grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 5TH: On a bunt W. Davis made an out to pitcher (pitcher
to first); Drysdale grounded out (second to first); Wills
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants
1, Dodgers 0.
GIANTS 6TH: F. Alou struck out; Haller walked; Pagan doubled to
left [Haller to third]; Sanford reached on an error by Drysdale
[Haller scored (unearned) (no RBI), Pagan to third]; Hiller
singled to right [Pagan scored, Sanford to second]; Davenport
singled to left [Sanford scored, Hiller to second]; ROEBUCK
REPLACED DRYSDALE (PITCHING); Mays forced Davenport (third to
second) [Hiller to third]; McCovey singled to right [Hiller
scored (unearned), Mays to third]; Cepeda forced McCovey (second
unassisted); 4 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Giants 5, Dodgers 0.
DODGERS 6TH: Gilliam walked; MILLER REPLACED MCCOVEY (PITCHING);
M. ALOU REPLACED SANFORD (PLAYING LF); Snider doubled to right
[Gilliam to third]; T. Davis hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Gilliam scored, Snider to third]; Moon walked; Howard singled
to left [Snider scored, Moon to second]; O’DELL REPLACED MILLER
(PITCHING); CAMILLI BATTED FOR ROSEBORO; Camilli singled to
right [Moon to third, Howard to second]; CAREY BATTED FOR W.
DAVIS; Carey was hit by a pitch [Moon scored, Howard to third,
Camilli to second]; BURRIGHT RAN FOR CAREY; WALLS BATTED FOR
ROEBUCK; Walls doubled [Howard scored, Camilli scored, Burright
scored, Walls to third (on throw)]; LARSEN REPLACED O’DELL
(PITCHING); Wills reached on a fielder’s choice [Walls scored
(error by Haller; assist by Cepeda) (unearned) (no RBI)]; ORSINO
REPLACED HALLER (PLAYING C ); Wills stole second [Wills out at
third (center to third)]; Tom Haller injured in collision
with Lee Walls; Gilliam flied out to right; 7 R (6 ER), 4 H,
1 E, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Dodgers 7.
GIANTS 7TH: GILLIAM CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); T. DAVIS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); FAIRLY REPLACED MOON (PLAYING
1B); CAMILLI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); BURRIGHT STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); PERRANOSKI REPLACED WALLS (PITCHING); F. Alou
grounded out (third to first); Orsino singled to center; Pagan
singled to left [Orsino to second]; KUENN BATTED FOR M. ALOU;
Kuenn forced Pagan (shortstop to second) [Orsino to third];
NIEMAN BATTED FOR HILLER; Nieman flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB. Giants 5, Dodgers 7.
DODGERS 7TH: BOWMAN REPLACED NIEMAN (PLAYING 2B); KUENN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Snider made an out to first; T. Davis
grounded out (third to first); Fairly singled to left; Howard
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Dodgers 7.
GIANTS 8TH: Davenport singled to left; Mays singled to left
[Davenport to second]; BAILEY BATTED FOR LARSEN; SMITH REPLACED
PERRANOSKI (PITCHING); Bailey singled to center [Davenport
scored, Mays out at third (center to third)]; BOLES RAN FOR
BAILEY; Cepeda reached on an error by Howard [Boles to third,
Cepeda to first]; WILLIAMS REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); F. Alou
walked [Cepeda to second]; Orsino hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Boles scored (unearned), Cepeda to third, F. Alou to second];
Pagan grounded out (third to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB. Giants 7, Dodgers 7.
DODGERS 8TH: BOLIN REPLACED BOLES (PITCHING); Camilli struck
out; Burright walked; On a bunt Williams struck out; Burright
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Giants 7, Dodgers 7.
GIANTS 9TH: Kuenn grounded out (second to first); Bowman struck
out; Davenport struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 7,
DODGERS 9TH: Wills walked; LEMAY REPLACED BOLIN (PITCHING);
Gilliam walked [Wills to second]; PERRY REPLACED LEMAY
(PITCHING); SPENCER BATTED FOR SNIDER; Spencer out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Wills to third, Gilliam to
second]; MCCORMICK REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); T. Davis was
walked intentionally; Fairly lined out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Wills scored]; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Giants 7, Dodgers
Final Totals R H E LOB
Giants 7 13 1 13
Dodgers 8 7 2 7