McCormick fanned, but O'Connell walked.
"She'll be a beauty," the mason said. "She'll be done."
McCovey lined out.
Mays popped up.
The mason said: "If nobody hits any better than that what are you hurrying me to build this ball park for?" He capped his thermos bottle.
At Candlestick Park the dugouts are built flush with the turf. "A dugout isn't a dugout any more," the observer said.
The mason slipped his transistor into his pocket, replied, "So what?" and strolled back to work. From his pocket came a song of praise by a mixed chorus: "Falstaff Beer, right beer anywhere...brewed with special care...sing out now, the time is here...."
The Chinatown pharmacist reports, "Sure, there's a lot of interest in baseball in Chinatown, and a lot of betting, especially among doctors." In the Temple of Heaven saloon the bartender and his patrons gossip in Chinese but talk baseball in English. The patron orders a Sneaky Dragon and asks who's up.
It is Thomson. There are three players in today's game who were in the Giants' lineup on yet another Wednesday afternoon—October 3, 1951. Willie Mays had been on deck and Alvin Dark had hit safely earlier in that inning when Bobby Thomson hit his "miracle home run" eight years ago. Now Bobby Thomson, this time for Chicago, hits another home run.