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May 31 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Yesterday.

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 31 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



Walk off 1961 home vs. Cardinals, the Giants are 25-15, tied for first, only 6000 paid on a Wednesday afternoon at the Stick, 2-2 in the 9th, bases loaded, 2 out - Joey Amalfitano singles home the winning run off of Mickey McDermott.  It's the 24th walk off hit in San Francisco history.  Amalfitano got a cup of coffee back in New York in '54 and '55 then didn't see the big leagues again until 1960.  He'd be taken by Houston in the expansion draft after this season but then we got him back in a deal for Manny Mota.






1964 at Mets, in the second game of a doubleheader on a Sunday afternoon at Shea (we won the first game, there were 57,000 paid, it was the biggest MLB crowd of the season) the Giants played the second longest game (by time) in big league history, a 7 and a half hour, 23 inning affair.  2 Mets pitchers pitched multiple innings in both games, Gaylord Perry threw 10 innings in relief in this one (in his book he said it was where he debuted the spitball) Mays played 3 innings at short.  We had a 6-1 lead after our turn in thr third and then didn't score for another 20 innings (we hit into a triple play in the 14th) 6-6 in the 23rd, Del Crandall, hitting for Gaylord doubles home Jimmy Davenport (he had tripled) off of Galen Cisco to the thanks of a grateful nation.



1965 home vs Cardinals, we walked them off the day before, this is a snappy sub two hour Monday afternoon game, Gaylord throws a 2 hitter but we still trailed 1-0 with 2 out in the 6th when Willie McCovey hit a 2 run homer off Curt Simmons. We'd go on to win 4-1. It's McCovey's 137th homer and one of 189 go ahead homers he hit in his career.



1967 home vs. Pirates, down 3-2 in the 4th, Jesus Alou hit a 3 run homer off Bob Veale, we'd take this one 15-4.  We signed Jesus at 16, he came up in '63, was replacement level in six Giants seasons and was (thankfully) taken by the Expos in the '68 expansion draft.



1985 home vs. Phillies, the 16-28 Giants were tied 1-1 in the 7th when Ricky Adams, in his Giants debut, right off the plane from AAA, hit a 3 run homer off Charles Hudson, we'd win the game 4-3.  This was Adams' only year in San Francisco, he hit .190 as a utility guy in 54 games and never saw the big leagues again.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 30 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Yesterday

What is this all about?

Top 5 May 30 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



Walk off 1960 home vs. Cubs the Giants are 25-15, a half game out of first, we lost the first half of the doubleheader and were tied 4-4 in the 9th, Willie McCovey singled home the winning run off of Seth Morehead.  This was McCovey's first ever walk off base hit and the 18th walk off hit in San Francisco history.



Walk off 1965 home vs. Cardinals, how about this matchup, it's 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th, 2 out, bases loaded, Bob Gibson (because of course he's still in the game) facing Willie Mays.  Bob Skinner drops a fly ball and Frank Linzy comes home with the winning run.  '65 was Mays first MVP in 11 years, he was an 11 WAR player, it was his career best season.   Gibson killed Mays, struck him out 30 times in 108 plate appearances.



1971 home vs Expos, the Giants are 34-10, playing two at the Stick on a Sunday, down 4-3 in the 7th, Willie Mays hits a 2 run homer to put us up 5-4 and that's going to be the final score. This was Mays' 1950th run scored, passing Stan Musial for the all time NL lead.  You know how Willie Mays is held up as an example of a guy who hung on too long?  This is his aged 40 season, he led the league with a .425 OBP and had a 158 OPS+. 40 year old Willie Mays was a 6 WAR player.  This is home run #638 for Mays, he only has 8 Giants homers left to hit.



Walk off 1971 home vs Expos, your first place Giants are 35-10 after winning the first half of the doubleheader, we trail 7-6 in the bottom of the 9th, 2 out, bases loaded - Tito Fuentes singles off of Mike Marshall to score the tying and winning run.  We win 8-7 and take a 10.5 game lead.  Fuentes signed as 18, was 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year at 22, and was with us through his aged 30 season in '74 after which we moved him to the Padres for Derrel Thomas.



Walk off 2010 home vs. Arizona, 2 out in the bottom of the 10th, 5-5, Andres Torres singles home the winning run off of Carlos Rosa.  The second best season for a San Francisco center fielder not named Mays? This one by Andres Torres.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

The 50 Greatest Wrestlers in Ring of Honor History

It's the 15th anniversary of Ring of Honor, there's been some "hey, let's rank the top 50 wrestlers in ROH history" stuff.  So, I'll do it too.  Only ROH work included.

1. Bryan Danielson
2. Samoa Joe
3. Briscoes
4. CM Punk
5. Low Ki
6. Nigel McGuinness
7. Austin Aries
8. Kevin Steen
9. El Generico
10. Kenta
11. Davey Richards
12. Roderick Strong
13. Young Bucks
14. Homicide
15. AJ Styles
16. Tyler Black
17. Claudio Castagnoli
18. Chris Hero
19. Alex Shelley
20. Kyle O’Riley
21. Christopher Daniels
22. Takeshi Morishima
23. Matt Sydal
24. Paul London
25. Adam Cole
26. Jay Lethal
27. Eddie Edwards
28. Jimmy Jacobs
29. Michael Elgin
30. Chris Sabin
31. Red
32. Jack Evans
33. Colt Cabana
34. James Gibson
35. Rocky Romero
36. CIMA
37. Naomichi Marufuji
38. Shingo Takagi
39. Jimmy Rave
40. BJ Whitmer
41. Bobby Fish
42. Cedric Alexander
43. Necro Butcher
44. Steve Corino
45. ACH
46. Brian Kendrick
47. Doug Williams
48. Tommaso Ciampa
49. Kushida
50. Kenta Kobashi

May 29 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Monday, May 29, 2017

Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 29 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



1965 home vs. Reds, 4-4 in the 7th, Willie McCovey hits a 2 out 2 run homer off of Billy McCool, those are the last runs of our 6-4 win.  Through 2016 this was the 23rd best season a first baseman ever had in the history of the Giants organization.  This was the 136th homer of McCovey's career.  McCool made the NL All Star team in '66, he didn't play in the game; Mays led off, McCovey hit clean up, both Marichal and Perry wound up pitching - Gaylord got the win.



1982 at Pittsburgh, Giants down 4-3 in the 5th, Jack Clark hits a grand slam off of future Giant Don Robinson.  We'll win the game 9-5.  It was Clark's first homer of the game, he came back a couple innings later to hit a 2 run shot off of the Caveman.  In fact - Clark hit 7 career homers off Don Robinson, more than any other pitcher.



1983 at Dodgers, the Dodgers were 30-13 when they hosted us in front of 45,000 on a Sunday afternoon, but we got them late - with the game tied at 4 Max Venable hit a two out single off Dave Stewart to score Evans and Clark and 6-4 would be the final score.  This was Venable's fifth and final year as a 4th outfielder/pinch hitter for the Giants - prior to the next season we moved Venable, Fred Breining, and Andy McGaffigan to Montreal for Al Oliver.



1994 home vs Marlins, Giants were a game under .500, tied at 1 in the 8th, Matt Williams doubled home John Patterson off of Richie Lewis, we went up 2-1 and won it 3-1.  This was the season that ended early by the labor stoppage, Matt had 43 homers in 112 games back when the single season record was still 62.



2014 at St Louis, 20 years later the Giants were 35-19, a half dozen games up in the West, tied at 4 in the 7th, 2 on, 2 out, Michael Morse, who had homered earlier, doubled home Pagan and Sandoval off of Trevor Rosenthal, we'd hold on and win it 6-5.  Morse signed as a free agent in the offseason and hit the ball, he had a 130 OPS+ in 480 plate appearances as our left fielder, he left at the end of the year to sign with the Marlins, but would return as a pinch hitter in 2017.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 28 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Yesterday.

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 28 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



1958 at Phillies, the inaugural San Francisco Giants were 26-14 and in first place in front of 10,000 paid on a Wednesday night at Connie Mack, 5-5 with 2 out in the 9th, Willie Kirkland hit a 2 run homer off of Turk Farrell, we held on to win 7-6.  Kirkland is our original right fielder, hit cleanup on opening day in between Mays and Cepeda.  We moved him to Cleveland after the 1960 season with Johnny Antonelli for Harvey Kuenn.



1964 at St Louis, the first place Giants were 23-15, we trailed 1-0 with 2 out and a man on in the bottom of the 8th, Willie Mays hit a 2 run homer off of Curt Simmons and we won 2-1.  Mays hit 47 homers in '64, had a 172 OPS+, Mays had 11 WAR in '64 it is his second best season.



Walk off 1970 home vs Dodgers, yes, a walk off against the Dodgers, 3-3. Dick Dietz leads off the 9th with a walk off homer off of Jim Brewer.  We signed Dietz when he was 18, this is a decade later, he's the Giants starting catcher and he hit the hell out of the ball, Dick Dietz had a 153 OPS+ in 1970, The best season for a San Francisco catcher not named Buster Posey? Dick Dietz, 1970.




1978 home vs Dodgers, at 27-15 the Giants were in first place, down 3-1 in the 6th Mike Ivie hits a pinch grand slam off of Don Sutton.  We'd win the game 6-5.  We got Ivie in February from the Padres for Derrel Thomas and he had the two best seasons of his career in '78 and '79.  This was Ivie's 28th career homer and his third grand slam.  There were 56,000 paid at the Stick - a record at the time.



Walk off 2004 home vs Colorado, 2-2 with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, Barry Bonds hits a 2 run game winning homer off of Tim Harikkala. It was our 7th straight win. It's Barry's 671st career homer and the 10th and final walk off homer of his career.  It's his last superhuman year, Barry had an OPS+ of 263 and was 11 wins above replacement.  It's his 4th best Giants season meaning its the 4th best season for any left fielder in organizational history.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 27 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 27 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



Walk off 1977 home vs Braves, 3-3 with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th, Tim Foli singles home Larry Herndon off of Buzz Capra for the game winner.  It's Foli's only season in San Francisco, we got him from the Expos for Speier and we'll sell him to the Mets.



1994 home vs Marlins, down 1-0 with 2 out in the 5th, John Patterson hits a grand slam off of David Weathers.  That's all the runs we'd score, we hold on 4-3.  Patterson's a pureblood, we're the only team he ever played for in his 4 big league seasons.  He hit 5 career homers, this was his second and only grand slam.



Walk off 2003 home vs. Diamondbacks, at 30-20, the Giants came in to this one in first place, it took nearly 4 hours, but we stayed there - down 3-2 with 2 out in the bottom of the 13th, Marquis Grissom hits a walk off triple off of Matt Mantei, scoring 2 to win the game.  This was the game were Ruben Rivera got lost running the bases in the 9th inning.  Grissom finished his 17 year big league career with three years in San Francisco.  He was good enough here, in his first season, worth two wins as a 36 year old starting center fielder.



Walk off 2004 home vs. Diamondbacks, we weren't as good the following year but nonethless got the Snakes again.  This time it was 4-4 in the 10th, Damon Minor singled home Barry off of Jose Valverde to win the game.  Just like Patterson, the Giants were Minor's only big league club in a four year career.  We called him back up to the big club the day before - less than a month later he'd play his last ever major league game.



2011 at Milwaukee, the Giants came into this one in first place, we were down 3-1 in the 7th when Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam off of Shaun Marcum.  We won 5-4.  This was the first game of Crawford's big league career and his first hit.  Crawford's the six player in history to hit a grand slam in his big league debut.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 26 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Friday, May 26, 2017


Yesterday

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May 26 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants history.



Walk off 1959 home vs. Dodgers, always a good day when you're walking off the Dodgers, this is a Koufax game, he struck out 11 and took a 4-2 lead into the 9th. He loaded the bases and got pulled for Art Fowler - who gave up a grand slam to Leon Wagner to win it for the good guys.  Walk off grand slam against the Dodgers.  Big ups to 1959.  Daddy Wags spent his first two seasons in San Francisco (he had a career 128 OPS+ as a Giant) we moved him after this year to the Cardinals with Daryl Spencer for Don Blasingame. This was Wagner's first grand slam and first walk off. It's the third walk off home run in San Francisco history and the first one against Los Angeles.

 

1961 at Chicago, first place Giants head to Wrigley for 3 and a half hours on a Friday afternoon, 1-1 in the 13th, Harvey Kuenn singles home 2 off of Don Elston, we win the game 3-2.  This was Kuenn's first Giants season, we got him from the Indians for Johnny Antonelli and Willie Kirkland.  And he wasn't good in '61, his 87 OPS+ was the worst of his career to that date. He rebounded the following year, but in 2000 career Giants plate appearances he was really just okay.  We'd deal him to these Cubs four years later.



Walk off 1962 home vs. Mets, the Giants came in 30-14, but trailed 6-5 with one out and one on in the 10th - Willie Mays turned it around with a 2 run homer off of Jay Hook and the best ever San Francisco team moved to 31-14 on the year.  Just another 165 OPS+, 10 win season for Mays, the 4th best of his career, meaning the 4th best for any center fielder in organization history.  It was Willie's second career walk off homer and the 335th homer of his career.



Walk off 1997 home vs. Astros, first place Giants came into the bottom of the ninth with the score tied, on the second pitch of the inning Barry Bonds homered off of Jose Lima to send everyone home. Just another 170 OPS+, 8 and a half win season for Bonds, his 9th best season as a Giant meaning the 9th best season for any left fielder in organizational history.  It was Barry's second Giants walk off homer and the 342nd homer of his career.



2004 home vs. Diamondbacks, down 3-2 with the bases loaded in the 8th, Pedro Feliz doubles home 2 off of Jose Valverde, 4-3 is the final score.  Feliz got 3000+ plate appearances as the Giants third baseman over several years and just didn't hit - his Giants career OPS+ was 84.

See you to tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 25 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Yesterday

What is this all about?

Top 5 May 25 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



1963 home vs. Dodgers, first place Giants against the second place Dodgers on a Saturday afternoon at the Stick. 2-2 in the 7th, one out, one on - Ed Bailey hits a 2 run homer off of Johnny Podres, we're gonna win this one 6-2.  It's Bailey's best year as a Giant with a 147 OPS+. We dealt him to Milwaukee in the offseason, then got him back a little more than a year later for the winning pitcher in this game, Billy O'Dell.



1976 home vs. Astros,13 years later we came in 13 under .500, fewer than 3000 paid on a Tuesday night at the Stick. Getting shut out 3-0 in the 5th, Bobby Murcer hits a grand slam off JR Richard.  At the end of the season we send Murcer to the Cubs for Bill Madlock. It's the third grand slam of Murcer's career.

1976 home vs. Astros, same game, now down 6-5 with two out in the 8th, Willie Montanez hits a 2 run homer off Ken Forsch.  Three weeks later we traded Montanez to Atlanta for Darrell Evans.



Walk off 2013 home vs. Rockies, the Giants came in a game out of first and trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Angel Pagan hit a 2 run walk off inside the park home run.  It's Pagan's second inside the park home and his second walk off (the others did not come in the same at bat, obviously). It was the first game ending inside the park homer in 9 years.

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Walk off 2016 home vs Padres, 29-19, the first place Giants were tied at 3 with San Diego with a man on and two out in the bottom of the 10th.  Brandon Crawford singled home Matt Duffy off of Brad Hand with the winning run.  This was our 9th straight over the Padres. Crawford's 2016 is one of the 40 best seasons for a shortstop in organizational history.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 24- Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 24 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



1962 home vs Phillies, the best club in San Francisco history was 28-14 when they hosted the Phillies in front of 5000 paid on a Thursday afternoon.  Down 4-3 with 2 out in the 7th, Willie Mays hits a 2 run homer off Cal McLish. We'd win the game 7-4.  49 homers and a 162 OPS+ in '62 for Mays.  Mays was a 10 win player in '62, his peak starts now - this is the fourth best season of his career and the three best are the next 3.



1980 at Pittsburgh, 5 hours on a Saturday night at Three Rivers, with 2 out in the 15th, Jim Wohlford doubles home Darrell Evans off of Rod Scurry to break a 9-9 tie, we win it 10-9.  It's the first of three replacement level seasons for Wohlford in San Francisco.



1987 at Philadelphia, 25-17, the first place Giants were tied 3-3 in the 8th at the Vet, 2 on, 2 out, Robby Thompson hits a 3 run homer off of Kent Tekulve.  We win 6-3.  Thompson finished second in the rookie of the year race in '86, this is the 10th homer of his career.



1998 at St Louis, almost 6 hours on a Sunday afternoon at Busch, down to our last strike in the 9th, 4-2, a man on, Barry Bonds hits a two run homer off Juan Acevedo to tie the game.  We'd have 8 more innings to play,  it's Barry's 385 career homer.



1998 at St Louis, same game, we put the first two on in the 17th, Stan Javier attempts to bunt them over - it's thrown away by Kent Mercker to score both men and we'd win the game 6-3.  Javier got a lot of plate appearances as a 4th outfielder in San Francisco for nearly 4 seasons.  We moved him to Houston in late '99 for a non prospect.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!


May, 2017 Athlete of the Month

Tuesday, May 23, 2017




Steph Curry.  Runners-up: Aaron Judge,  LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo

Nearing the halfway mark.  Who is going to be athlete of the year for 2017?

January - Deshaun Watson
February - Tom Brady
March - Russell Westbrook
April - A'ja Wilson
May - Stephen Curry

May 23 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 23 moments in San Francisco Giants history.



Walk off 1976 home vs Braves, after losing the first half of a doubleheader we were 12-27 on the season, this was a 10 inning 3 hitter from John Montefusco, scoreless in the bottom of the 10th, with two out Chris Speier drives in Derrel Thomas with the winning run. We played .500 ball the rest of the season and still finished 27.5 back.



1978 home vs. Astros, first place Giants on a Tuesday night at Candlestick, down 2-0 headed to the bottom of the 9th, we has already picked up a run, now with 2 out, Tom Heintzelman singled home Larry Herndon off of Joe Sambito to tie the score. Heintzelman got 39 plate apperances in parts of 2 seasons in San Francisco, after this game tying single he only had four hits left in his big league career.

Walk off 1978 home vs. Astros, same game, next batter, Bill Madlock follows with a single that scores Mike Sadek to win the game.  We got Madlock from the Cubs before the prior season for Bobby Murcer, he was just okay in '77 but hit the heck out of the ball in '78, had a 144 OPS+. It was the 13th best season for a Giants second baseman in organizational history.  So, of course, we dealt him to Pittsburgh at the deadline the following season.



2009 at Seattle, down 1-0 with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 8th - Juan Uribe clears them with a 3 run double off Mark Lowe, we win 5-1. We had 3 hits in our previous 35 at bats with men in scoring position.  Uribe was 30 in his initial Giants campaign in '09, with an OPS+ of 112, this was his best year to that date with the bat.



Walk off 2016 home vs Padres, the night before Bumgarner shut out the Cubs 1-0, this was Johnny Cueto's turn, a complete game 2 hitter, Hunter Pence broke the scoreless tie with a 2 out double in the 9th off of Brand Hand that scored Brandon Belt with the walk off.  Pence had a 133 OPS+ in 2013, but has slowly been giving that back, a little bit every year since.  He's clearly post-peak as of 2017.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 22 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Monday, May 22, 2017

Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 22 Moments in San Francisco Giants History.



1968 at Atlanta, complete game 3 hitter by Mike McCormick, but it took a 2 out tiebreaking Willie Mays single in the 9th inning off of Pat Jarvis to give us the 2-1 win.  Mays was 37 in '68, had a 156 OPS+, his best year with the bat since '65.  It's his 14th best season.



1981 at Houston, 14th inning, 2-2, with 2 out Jerry Martin singles home Darrell Evans off of Dave Smith, we go up 3-2. Its Martin's only season in San Francisco, we got him in the offseason from the Cubs for Joe Strain, we'll move him in the offseason to the Royals for Rich Gale and Bill Laskey.

1981 at Houston, same game 4 and a half hours on a Friday night at the Astrodome, 3-3 game in the 15th, bases loaded, two out, Darrell Evans singles home 2 off of Bobby Sprowl, it's our 18th hit of the night and we win it 6-3.



2005 home vs A's, 6th inning, 1 on, 2 out, we trail Oakland 1-0, Moses Alou hits a 2 run homer off of future (mostly awful) Giant Barry Zito.  We win the game 3-1.  It's Alou's 5th Giants homer.



Walk off 2011 home vs. A's, 4-4 in the 11th, Emmanuel Burriss singles home Darren Ford off of Brian Fuentes to win it for the home team.  Burriss came up in '06 and did portions of five seasons as a utility guy.  He left after the 2012 season.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 21 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the Top 5 Moments on May 21 in San Francisco Giants history.



1969 home vs Cardinals, 2-2 in the 8th, 38 year old Willie Mays hits a 2 run homer off Gary Waslewski, we win the game 4-3.  It's homer #592 for Mays.



1972 home vs Braves, after losing the front end of a doubleheader the Giants were 10-25 on the season, we trailed 1-0 with 2 out in the 8th, Bobby Bonds hits a 2 run homer off Ron Reed and those are the last runs scored.  It's the 105th homer of Bonds's career.



2004 at Montreal, down 3-2 in the 7th, Edgardo Alfonzo hits a 2 run double off of Luis Ayala.  We go up 4-3 and win 6-5.  Alfonzo was replacement level in his 3 San Francisco seasons.



2013 home vs. Nationals, down 2-1 with 2 out in the 9th, Gregor Blanco triples home Andres Torres off of Rafael Soriano to the the score.  Blanco got a couple thousand plate appearances, mostly as the 4th OF for the Giants, but started and was worth a couple wins in '13.



Walk off 2013 home vs. Nationals, same game, Pablo Sandoval hits a 2 run homer in the 10th off of Yunesky Maya and we win the game.  Sandoval had two walk off homers as a Giant, the first was four years prior, also off the Nationals.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

May 20 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Yesterday

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 May 20 Moments in San Francisco Giants history.



1971 at Cubs, the Giants were 28-11 with an 8.5 game lead coming in but trailed 6-5 in the 9th inning when Willie McCovey hit a 3 run homer off Earl Stephenson.  We held on 8-7. McCovey's peak ended the year before, his aged 30-32 seasons were the best run of his career, but he still had an OPS+ of 149 in '71. This was his 360th career homer.



1977 at Cardinals, we were already 13.5 out and facing a long slog when we were tied with the Cardinals in the 9th inning, 4-4, 2 on, 2 out, Darrell Evans drove them both home with a double off of Al Hrabosky and we'd win 7-5.  It's Evans's first full season in San Francisco, coming over from the Braves during the '76 campaign.  Through 2016 Evans remains the 23rd greatest San Francisco Giant of all time.



1982 home vs Pirates, 4000 paid on a Thursday afternoon at the Stick, tied at 1, 2 on 2 out in the 8th, Joe Morgan singles off Rod Scurry to score both men and 3-1 was the final score.  Having been able to see Joe Morgan in his two seasons in San Francisco is a benefit of my age.  Morgan was good - particularly this season, when he was 37 years old in '82 he was worth 5+ WAR, it was the 12th best season for a second baseman in Giants organizational history.  We dealt him to the Phillies after the season with Al Holland for Mark Davis and Mike Krukow.



2004 at Chicago, 3-3 with 2 outs in the 10th, Neifi Perez hits a 2 run homer off Joe Borowski and we win 5-3.  Perez was awful in his less than 2 years in San Francisco, he had an OPS+ of 48 in '04, we released him in August and he got picked up by these Cubs.



2011 home vs A's, interleague against our crosstown...not really rivals, honestly, more like just neighbors, at least from the Giants perspective...1-1 in the bottom of the 10th, Aubrey Huff singles home Emmanuel Burriss off of Brian Fuentes and 2-1 is the final score.  Huff was 7th in the NL MVP race in 2010 and he never plays another big league game after 2012.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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