May 7 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Sunday, May 7, 2017


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

1960 home vs Pirates, down 5-3. two out, runners on the corners, Eddie Bressoud hits an inside the park home run off Fred Green to give us a 6-5 lead and that would be the final score.  Bressoud signed with the Giants at 18 in 1950, made the trip west and became the primary shortstop in '59 and left for Houston in the '61 expansion draft.  This was the only inside the park homer of his career.

1964 home vs Cubs, down 6-5 in the 8th, Tom Haller drove in two with a base hit off Lindy McDaniel, those are the last runs, we win 7-6. Through 2016, Haller's the 25th greatest San Francisco Giant ever.

1974 at Mets, first game of a double header, down 3-1 with 2 on and 2 out and facing Tom Seaver in the 9th - Gary Matthews hit a 3 run homer and we'd hold that 4-3 lead.  It was the 19th homer of his career.

1988 at Cubs, down 1-0 at Wrigley in the 7th, a man on and 2 out - Jose Uribe lined a a 2 run homer off Jamie Moyer into the basket in left field; that 2-1 score is going to be the final.  Uribe, who had a career OBP of .299 but could help you with the glove a little bit, spent most of his 8 year Giants career not getting on base as the starting shortstop.  He played all but 53 games in his big league career with San Francisco.

Walk off 2016 vs Rockies, scoreless through 9, the Giants had to get 1 in the 10th to match the Rockies, this is the 13th, with 2 out Matt Duffy hit a line drive double to left, scoring Conor Gillaspie with the game winner.  Duffy was the runner up in the NL Rookie of the Year ballot the season before, but doesn't end 2016 in San Francisco, moved at the deadline to Tampa for Matt Moore.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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