Tag: San Francisco Giants

San Francisco’s Juan Marichal spins a 1-0 no-hitter against the Colts at Candlestick Park

1963 – San Francisco’s Juan Marichal spins a 1-0 no-hitter against the Colts at Candlestick Park. For 7-1/2 innings, a scratch single by Willie Mays off Dick Drott is the only hit but Jim Davenport legs out a double in the eighth then Chuck Hiller doubles him home. Marichal strikes out Pete Runnels and Brock Davis to finish the gem.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 2010

Major League Season Recap 2010 World Series – San Francisco Giants NL over Texas Rangers AL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Edgar Renteria Babe Ruth Award – Tim Lincecum Championship Series ALCS Texas Rangers...

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Brandon Belt forces Jaime Barria to throw a record 21 pitches before flying out to right field

Facing rookie Jaime Barria of the Angels in the 1st inning, Brandon Belt of the Giants forces him to throw a record 21 pitches before flying out to right field. The 12-minute battle features 16 consecutive foul balls at one point, in addition to four unsuccessful pick-off attempts at first base. The previous record was 20 pitches, in a 1998 confrontation between Ricky Gutierrez and Bartolo Colon, although detailed pitch counts have only been tracked since 1988, so there may have been longer at-bats before that which went unrecorded.

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Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

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Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to the A’s.

On June 13 2008, Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to...

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Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and this season’s National League MVP will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.

Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and this season’s National League MVP will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.

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San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named 2001 N L Most Valuable Player 

2001 – San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 30 of 32 first-place votes. Bonds, who hit .328 with an all-time record 73 home runs and 137 RBI, wins the award for an unprecedented fourth time. Previously, he was awarded as a Pittsburgh Pirates member in 1990 and 1992 and with the Giants in 1993. Three-time MVP Award winners include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt, all of them Hall of Famers.

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For the second time this season, Barry Bonds homers in six consecutive games. His nine homers during this span establish a National League mark. Senators’ slugger Frank Howard’s 1968 feat of hitting 10 homers in six games is the major league record.

For the second time this season, Barry Bonds homers in six consecutive games. His nine homers during this span establish a National League mark. Senators’ slugger Frank Howard’s 1968 feat of hitting 10 homers in six games is the major league record.

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Giants OF Barry Bonds hits his 26th homer, the 400th of his career, off Kirt Ojala of the Marlins in the Giants’ 10 – 5 victory. He thus becomes the first player in major league history with more than 400 career home runs and 400 career steals.

Giants OF Barry Bonds hits his 26th homer, the 400th of his career, off Kirt Ojala of the Marlins in the Giants’ 10 – 5 victory. He thus becomes the first player in major league history with more than 400 career home runs and 400 career steals.

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Barry Bonds becomes only the fourth player in major league history to amass 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases when he homers in the 3rd inning in the San Francisco Giants’ 6 – 3 victory over the Florida Marlins. His father, Bobby Bonds, along with godfather Willie Mays and Andre Dawson are the only other players to reach 300-300.

1996 – Barry Bonds becomes only the fourth player in major league history to amass 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases when he homers in the 3rd inning in the San Francisco Giants’ 6 – 3 victory over the Florida Marlins. His father, Bobby Bonds, along with godfather Willie Mays and Andre Dawson are the only other players to reach 300-300.

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Barry Bonds joins 300 -300 club

On April 27, 1996, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants becomes only the fourth player to hit 300 home runs and steal 300 bases. With two home runs against the Florida Marlins, Bonds joins Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, and his father, Bobby Bonds, in the exclusive club.

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Dusty Baker, 44, is selected to replace Roger Craig in the dugout as manager of the Giants. During his ten-year tenure, the former hitting coach will compile a 840-715 (.540) record and will be named the National League Manager of the Year three times.

Dusty Baker, 44, is selected to replace Roger Craig in the dugout as manager of the Giants. During his ten-year tenure, the former hitting coach will compile a 840-715 (.540) record and will be named the National League Manager of the Year three times.

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The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants

1989 – The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants. Rickey Henderson’s home run supports starter and winner Mike Moore. Dave Stewart is named Series MVP after winning the first and third game of the Series, which was interrupted by an earthquake.

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Dave Dravecky suffers a broken vs the Montreal Expos

In his second start after coming back from cancer surgery, Giant Dave Dravecky suffers a broken arm beating the Expos, 3 – 2. The Youngstown, Ohio native collapses to the ground and clutches his left arm in severe pain after throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines. The bone will heal but Dravecky will break it again during the Giants on-field celebration when they clinch the pennant later that season. Dravecky will not pitch again in the major leagues.

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After overrunning Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith’s fly ball down in the left-field corner, Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell recovers by reaching back and catching the ball in foul territory with his bare right hand. The National League’s eventual MVP’s amazing play occurs in the first inning of the Giants’ 3-1 loss to the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

After overrunning Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith’s fly ball down in the left-field corner, Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell recovers by reaching back and catching the ball in foul territory with his bare right hand. The National League’s eventual MVP’s amazing play occurs in the first inning of the Giants’ 3-1 loss to the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

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Former Indian outfielder Brett Butler signs a two-year, $1.8 million free-agent deal with the Giants. The 31 year-old leadoff hitter, who will play a vital role when San Francisco captures the NL pennant in 1989, replaces Chili Davis, who signed with the Angels, as the team’s center fielder.

Former Indian outfielder Brett Butler signs a two-year, $1.8 million free-agent deal with the Giants. The 31 year-old leadoff hitter, who will play a vital role when San Francisco captures the NL pennant in 1989, replaces Chili Davis, who signed with the Angels, as the team’s center fielder.

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Eric Davis becomes the seventh and earliest player to join the 30-30 club when he hits a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the eleventh off Jeff Robinson in the Reds’ 5-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium. No one had ever accomplished the feat with still nearly two months left to play in the season.

Eric Davis becomes the seventh and earliest player to join the 30-30 club when he hits a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the eleventh off Jeff Robinson in the Reds’ 5-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium. No one had ever accomplished the feat with still nearly two months left to play in the season.

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