On July 23, 1944 — In the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader, Giants manager Mel Ott orders his pitcher Andy Hansen to issue an intentional walk with the bases loaded to Bill Nicholson. The free pass to Swish, who has hit four home runs in the twin bill, doesn’t work when the Cubs score three runs to tie the game.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference July 23
National Pastime July 23
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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