June 1 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, June 1, 2017


What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 June 1 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

Walk off 1960 home vs Cubs, the third ever San Francisco Giants opened June a game and a half off the lead, we only had 2 hits off Dick Ellsworth headed to the bottom of the 9th in a game tied 1-1, we got a two out single from Bob Schmidt and then Sam Jones, who threw a complete game 5 hitter for our guys, hit for himself - and struck a game ending double. It was the second ever walk off hit by a San Francisco pitcher.  This was the second of 4 San Francisco seasons for Jones, we got him for Bill White just before the '59 season and he went to Houston in the expansion draft after the '61 season.

1982 at St Louis, the Giants were 8 under .500, the Cardinals 13 above, tied at 3 in the 11th inning, Jack Clark singled home Milt May off of Doug Bair to put us up 4-3 and that was the final score. Jack finished 7th in the NL MVP race in '82, he was a 4+ WAR player, his second best San Francisco season.

2007 at Philadelphia, a couple games under .500, this is one of the earliest moments in a game we've had so far, top of the 2nd in a scoreless game, bases loaded with 2 out, Fred Lewis hits a grand slam off of Adam Eaton. We won 13-0.  Lewis hit 2 grand slams in his career, this is the first and the next is a month away.

Walk off 2008 home vs Padres, we're 8 under .500, 8 games back, probably looking too far up at the rest of the world at this point, it was 1-1 going to the 10th, the Padres got 2 in the top - but then we got 3 in the bottom, the first two of those coming on a Fred Lewis (big Fred Lewis day) triple off Trevor Hoffman, and he'd score the winner on a Jose Castillo single. Lewis had 16 triples in his 7 year big league career and 11 of them were in '08.

2011 at St Louis, the Giants came in half a game out of first place, man on with 2 out in a 5-5 game in the 11th, Nate Schierholtz singles home Rey Sanchez off of Ryan Franklin, we'd win the game 7-5.  This was Nate's last full season with the Giants, he'd get moved in a deadline in in 2012 along with Tommy Joseph for Hunter Pence.

See you tomorrow. Go Giants!

2017 NBA Finals Prediction

Warriors in 5.

I'd like to say we're going to sweep them, just blitz right through them and drive them into the earth.

But I'll take 5.  Go Dubs.

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