May 25 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, May 25, 2017


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Top 5 May 25 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1963 home vs. Dodgers, first place Giants against the second place Dodgers on a Saturday afternoon at the Stick. 2-2 in the 7th, one out, one on - Ed Bailey hits a 2 run homer off of Johnny Podres, we're gonna win this one 6-2.  It's Bailey's best year as a Giant with a 147 OPS+. We dealt him to Milwaukee in the offseason, then got him back a little more than a year later for the winning pitcher in this game, Billy O'Dell.

1976 home vs. Astros,13 years later we came in 13 under .500, fewer than 3000 paid on a Tuesday night at the Stick. Getting shut out 3-0 in the 5th, Bobby Murcer hits a grand slam off JR Richard.  At the end of the season we send Murcer to the Cubs for Bill Madlock. It's the third grand slam of Murcer's career.

1976 home vs. Astros, same game, now down 6-5 with two out in the 8th, Willie Montanez hits a 2 run homer off Ken Forsch.  Three weeks later we traded Montanez to Atlanta for Darrell Evans.

Walk off 2013 home vs. Rockies, the Giants came in a game out of first and trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Angel Pagan hit a 2 run walk off inside the park home run.  It's Pagan's second inside the park home and his second walk off (the others did not come in the same at bat, obviously). It was the first game ending inside the park homer in 9 years.

Walk off 2016 home vs Padres, 29-19, the first place Giants were tied at 3 with San Diego with a man on and two out in the bottom of the 10th.  Brandon Crawford singled home Matt Duffy off of Brad Hand with the winning run.  This was our 9th straight over the Padres. Crawford's 2016 is one of the 40 best seasons for a shortstop in organizational history.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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