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Mel Ott hits final homerun

On April 15, 1946, Mel Ott hits the 511th – and final – home run of his career. The 37-year-old slugger connects against Oscar Judd of the Philadelphia Phillies. Ott’s milestone blast lifts the New York Giants to an 8-4 victory at the Polo Grounds…

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In the first game of a doubleheader split, first baseman Phil Weintraub collects 11 RBI and player-manager Mel Ott scores six runs, drawing five walks as the New York Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 26 – 8. Brooklyn wins the nightcap, 5 – 4, in a game shortened due to darkness.

1944 – In the first game of a doubleheader split, first baseman Phil Weintraub collects 11 RBI and player-manager Mel Ott scores six runs, drawing five walks as the New York Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 26 – 8. Brooklyn wins the nightcap, 5 – 4, in a game shortened due to darkness.

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The first-place Giants score seven runs in the 3rd to crush the Cubs, 12 – 7. Mel Ott leads the way with two homers – his 16th and 17th – and drives in six runs. Jo-Jo Moore has four hits, including a homer, and Fred Fitzsimmons, who weakens in the 8th, is credited with the win. Charlie Root, who got none out in the 3rd before retiring, is the loser. The Giants now lead the Cards by five games.

On June 20, The first-place New York Giants score seven runs in the 3rd to crush the Chicago Cubs,...

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1929 – New York Giants Mel Ott and Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies go into a head-to-head doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener, Klein homers for the Phillies off Carl Hubbell in his first at-bat to take the home run lead. In the nightcap, Phillies pitchers intentionally walk Ott five times rather than give him a chance to tie Klein. The last walk comes with the bases loaded. Lefty O’Doul of the Phillies has six hits on the day for a National League season-record of 254 hits.

1929 – New York Giants Mel Ott and Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies go into a head-to-head doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener, Klein homers for the Phillies off Carl Hubbell in his first at-bat to take the home run lead. In the nightcap, Phillies pitchers intentionally walk Ott five times rather than give him a chance to tie Klein. The last walk comes with the bases loaded. Lefty O’Doul of the Phillies has six hits on the day for a National League season-record of 254 hits.

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