May 11 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, May 11, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 11 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1974 at Atlanta the Giants had an 8-7 lead in the bottom of the ninth, but the Braves threatened with 2 on and one out, Randy Moffitt got Frank Tepedino to ground into a 6-4-3 double play. Billie Jean King's little brother Randy came up through the system and was a member of the Giants pen for a decade until his release during the '81 season.

1979 home vs Phillies, yes Bob Knepper beat Steve Carlton, yes, of course he did.  Up 2-1 in the 9th, bases loaded - Gary Lavelle gets Bake McBride to hit into a 3-2-3 game ending double play.  Through 2016 Gary Lavelle remains one of the 20 greatest San Francisco Giants of all time; his average ERA+ in an 11 year Giants career was 128.

1988 at St Louis, 16 innings and nearly 5 hours at Busch, 4-4 with an out in the 16th, Kevin Mitchell homered off Bob Forsch and that was the game winner.  It was Mitch's 20th ever Giants homer; through 2016 he remains one of the 25 greatest San Francisco Giants ever.

Walk off 2001 home vs Mets, 2-2, bases loaded, 2 out, 2 strikes in the bottom of the tenth - Benito Santiago singles home Bonds off of Armando Benitez for the 3-2 walk off.  Santiago had a two decade big league career, played for 9 big league clubs - was only traded once, and not until 2004 when he was 39.

2008 home vs Phillies, down 3-2 with 2 out in the 7th, Steve Holm (SteveHolm!) hits a two run homer off JC Romero, that 4-3 lead will be the final score.  This was the only home run of Holm's big league career.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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