June 21 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What is this all about?


Here are the top 5 June 21 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1984 at Atlanta, 15 out of first, 17 below .500, the season's over, down 1-0 in the 5th, Scot Thompson hits a 2 run single off Rick Mahler, we're gonna win the game 5-3.  Thompson's first of two San Francisco seasons as a pinch hitter, getting some starts at first base, he was subreplacement both as a Giant and for his career.  We moved him at the deadline in '85 to the Expos with Bill Laskey for Dan Driessen.

2000 at St Louis, 5 games out, 1-1 in the 8th, Doug Mirabelli leads off with a 2 strike homer to left off of Garrett Stephenson; we won 4-1.  Mirabelli came up through the organization, drafted in '92, up in '96, this is the first season he got even a hundred plate appearances, getting a lot of starts in a time share at catcher, he was a fine backup catcher type, we sold him to the Rangers before the 2001 season.

2002 home vs. Baltimore, 10 games over .500, 3.5 out of first, sold out Pac Bell crowd on a Friday night, 3-3 with 2 out in the 8th, David Bell homers off Rick Bauer with what will turn out to be the winning run.  David Bell is almost exaxctly 2 years younger than I am and has been retired since 2006.  This is Bell's one season as a Giant (and one of only 3 seasons of his career that he had an OPS+ over 100) we got him from the Mariners prior to the season for Desi Relaford, and he signed with the Phillies after the season.

Walk off 2004 home vs. Dodgers, this is why you watch, we're down half a game, first place Dodgers come to town - it's a Monday night for the NL West lead.  2-2 in the bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 2 out, Cody Ransom singles home Dustin Mohr off of Guillermo Mota to win the game and give us the division lead.  We drafted Ransom in '98, he came up in '01 and got just snippets of 4 seasons as a backup shortstop.  We let him go at season's end, he bounced around until 2013.

2014 at Arizona, 14 games over .500 with a 4.5 game lead, we're up 6-4 in the bottom of the 9th, 2 on, 2 out, Sergio Romo gets Paul Goldschmidt to fly out to the track to right. Romo came up through the system, drafted in '05, up in '08, he worked his way up to closer in 2013 and held that job in this season as well. This is his worst Giants season, the only one with a sub 100 ERA+, he signed with the Dodgers in 2017.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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