June 7 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


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Here are the top 5 June 7 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1967 at Cincinnati, 7 games over .500, 5 games out of first, 3-3 in the 9th (McCovey tied it with a 3 run homer in the 8th) Tom Haller singles home Hal Lanier off of Bob Lee, we hold on to that 4-3 win.  It's Haller's 4th and final season as the Giants starting catcher (he backed up the three seasons prior) we trade him to the Dodgers in the offseason for Ron Hunt.  It was the first Giants/Dodgers trade since the move west (only two other ones, the Maldonado trade in '85 and then we gave them Mark Sweeney in '07).

1979 at St Louis, 7 games out of first, we were down 9-5 in the 8th, but scored 4 and now with 2 on and 2 out in the 9th and the game tied at 9, Mike Ivie hit a 3 run homer off of Mark Littell.  We'd win the game 12-10.  It's Ivie's career year, 27 homers, an OPS+ of 152 (Ivie's glove was pretty bad, he gave back a lot of his offense on the other side).  It's Ivie's 43rd career homer.

1994 at Pittsburgh, 2 games out of first in the season that stopped but never ended, 2-2 in the 10th, Matt Williams leads off with a homer off Rick White.  We win it 3-2. It was Williams' 21st homer in 58 games.

1995 at Mets, Giants up half a game in the West, down 7-6 with 2 out and the bases loaded in the 8th, Eric Gunderson pitching to...Barry Bonds...he clears the bases with a 3 run double, we hold on to win 9-8.  Just a standard 170 OPS+ 8 WAR season for Bonds in '95.  It's his 10th best Giants season.

Walk off 2014 home vs. Mets, the Giants are 20 over .500 with a 9 game lead in the West, we play a 3 and a half hour Saturday night game against the Mets, 4-4 in the 9th, Mike Morse singles home Hunter Pence off of Jenrry Mejia to send everyone home.  It's our fourth walk off hit of the year,

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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