April 22 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, April 22, 2017


What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 moments in April 22 San Francisco Giants history.

1967 home vs Braves  8th inning, down 3-0, bases loaded with one out, Willie McCovey hits a grand slam off Ramon Hernandez; we won the game 6-5 on a Braves error in the 9th.  McCovey had 18 career slams, he remains the all time NL leader.

1989 at Dodgers 4-4 in the 9th, two out, Kevin Mitchell singles home Donnell Nixon off of Jay Howell for the last run of the game.  The best season for a Giants left fielder in organizational history who isn't Barry Bonds?  It's Mitch's 8 WAR '89.

Walk off 2009 home vs Padres, scoreless in the 10th inning,  2 on, 2 out, Bengie Molina doubles home Andres Torres off of Edwin Moreno to send everyone home.  Molina had 3 1/2 okayish years as the Giants starting catcher, getting dealt in the middle of 2010 to make way for the greatest catcher in San Francisco history.

2013 home vs Arizona down 4-2 in the 8th, Buster Posey, that aforementioned catcher, tied the game with a 2 run homer off David Hernandez.

Walk off 2013 vs. Arizona, same game, now tied at 4 in the bottom of the 9th, 1 on, 1 out, 1-1 count from Tony Sipp to Brandon Belt - he singles home Andres Torres to win the game.  Belt's had a terrific Giants career, through 2016, he's one of the 30 best players in San Francisco history.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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