May 16 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 16 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

Walk off 1964 home vs Mets, Mays homered to tie the game at 4 with 2 out in the 9th, it's now 6 innings later in the 15th, the score is the same, and Jim Davenport hits a 2 out, 2 run homer of Galen Cisco to send everyone home.  It's Davenport's only walk off homer.

Walk off 1980 home vs. Cardinals, at 11-22 on the season there hadn't been a ton of good moments in the 1980 season, but here, down 3-2, Jim Wohlford singled home the tying and winning run in the ninth off of Mark Littell for the 4-3 win.  Wohlford was a replacement level pinch hitter in his three mid career seasons with the Giants.  We sent him to Montreal after the '82 season.

Walk off 1984 home vs Mets, at 13-22 we weren't any better than 4 years prior, and again, we trailed 3-2 in the ninth inning when Jack Clark tied the game with a 2 out single - we won it when Hubie Brooks misplayed a Jeffrey Leonard ground ball to third, allowing Joe Pittman to score the winning run.  We got Pittman in the offseason from the Padres for Champ Summers, he only played 17 games for us; two weeks after scoring this run was the final game of his big league career.

Walk off 1990 home vs Mets, we've had some dramatic games against the Mets on May 16, again, we were pretty bad, 13-20 coming into the game, 3-3 with 2 out in the 9th, Kevin Mitchell homered off of Alejandro Pena (just inside the left field pole) to walk them off.  It was the first walk off homer of his career, the second would come 3 weeks later.

1991 home vs Expos, another bad season, 11-22, no one at the Stick on a Thursday night, We had a 5-4 lead in the ninth with one out, runners on the corners, and Tim Wallach at the plate - but he grounds into a 6-3 double play off of Francisco Oliveras and we hold on.  Oliveras did three of his 4 big league seasons in San Francisco, mostly out of the pen, He had 5 career saves, this was his third.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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