May 24- Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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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!

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