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New York Giants’ 1954 Opener Against Brooklyn Dodgers: Just the Beginning

The 1954 baseball season couldn't have opened any better for the New York Giants. Sal Maglie, "The Barber," started for the Giants against the hated Brooklyn Dodgers at the Polo Grounds on Tuesday, April 13. He was opposed by Brooklyn ace Carl Erskine.

The Giants were held to a mere four hits, but they were enough for a spine-tingling 4-3 win. All of New York's runs were scored on home runs.

With the game tied at three in the sixth inning, Willie Mays, always a thorn in the side of Brooklyn, blasted a Carl Erskine delivery 400 feet into the upper deck in left field to give the Giants a lead they never relinquished.

The Giants were out to prove that they had improved sufficient...

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