May 10 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 10 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

Walkoff 1958 home vs Dodgers, the first time we walked off the Dodgers on the west coast, 2-2 with 2 outs in the 9th, Don Taussig singles home Cepeda off Johnny Podres to win the game.  Taussig had 10 hits in his one season as a Giant.

1966 at Pittsburgh, 15 innings in front of 6700 paid on a Tuesday night in Pittsburgh (with temperatures dipping into the 30s by game's end) the Giants and Pirates were tied at 1 through 5 innings and that's where it stayed until the top of the 15th when we pushed one across.  The Pirates put runners on the corners with one out, but Joe Gibbon got former Giant Andre Rodgers (pinch hitting for Willie Stargell) to ground into a 6-4-3 game ending double play.  This was Gibbon's first of four Giants seasons, he came over from the Pirates along with Ozzie Virgil for Matty Alou.  It was a terrible trade; Virgil only played 43 games as a Giant, while Alou doubled his OPS+ in his first Pirate season and kept hitting throughout his Pittsburgh run.  Rodgers was an original San Francisco Giant, having come over from New York 8 seasons prior.  We moved him to the Braves for Alvin Dark in 1960 and he's nearing the end of his career in '66.

1996 at Pittsburgh, 30 years later we're back in Pittsburgh, 4-4 with 2 out in the 10th, Glenallen Hill doubles home Matt Williams off of Francisco Cordova, 5-4 will hold up as the final score.  With a 124 OPS+ this was Hill's best season with the bat as a Giant.

Walkoff 2011 home vs Arizona, scoreless in the bottom of the 9th (Kennedy v. Lincecum) Cody Ross singles home Darren Ford off of David Hernandez.  Ross was picked up off the scrap pile for the last month of the 2010 season, hit in September and kept hitting during the postseason on the road to the World Series.  This was his last season as a Giant.

Walkoff 2015 home vs Marlins, 2-2, 2 out bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, Matt Duffy singles home Gregor Blanco off of Steve Cisek and we win 3-2.  It was Duffy's 57th career big league game.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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