April 13- Top Five Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, April 13, 2017


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Here are the top 5 moments on April 13 San Francisco Giants history.

Walk off: 1988 home vs. Reds, 4-4, bottom 11, 2 out, Will Clark beats Pat Perry with a homer to right center and the good guys send everyone home happy 5-4.   Will led MLB in walks and RBI in '88 and finished 5th in the NL MVP Award race for the second consecutive year.  Will Clark made $320,000 in 1988.

1993 home vs Marlins, up 3-1 in the 9th, bases loaded, Rod Beck gets Benito Santiago (who hit the first homer in Marlins history the day before) to go 5-4-3 to end the game.  A decade later Beck faced Santiago again, Santiago was a Giant, Beck a Padre - Beck struck him out.

Walk off 1996 home vs Cubs, 2-2 in the 10th, 2 outs, 2 strikes, Shawon Dunston beats his old team, pinch singling off Rodney Myers to score Matt Williams.  We win 3-2.  Dunston had spent a decade as a Cub, this was his 4th RBI as a non-Cub and it walks off his former team.

Walk off 2003 home vs. Dodgers, okay, you know how the Giants were crushed at the end of 2002? It's the following year and we're about to go 11-1.  4-4 in the 12th, Marvin Benard hits a 2 out double off Andy Ashby to score Grissom and beat LA 5-4.  Benard was a Pureblood Giant, playing his entire big league career with San Francisco.  This is his last season, he only has 3 RBI left in his career.

Walk off: 2014 home vs. Rockies, 4-4, Brandon Crawford leads off the 10th inning by homering off Rex Brothers to give us a 5-4 win.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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