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  • Longtime Giants 3B Jim Ray Hart dies in Acampo at 74

    05/20/2016 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KXTV.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74. The Giants announced Hart's death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness. Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
  • Giants wish the best for Tim Lincecum, and one former Angel can’t wait to receive him

    05/18/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 18th, 2016 | by Andrew Baggarly
    SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Angels sought out a character reference on Tim Lincecum. They did not need to think twice about whom to call. “They asked my opinion,” said Bengie Molina, “and I gave it to them straight-up.” For all that Lincecum accomplished with Buster Posey, he always talks in glowing terms about Molina as the catcher who shepherded him as he broke into the big leagues, became his friend and support network besides his batterymate, and channeled his talents when he was at the height of his powers. While Molina does not hold an official title with...
  • Family Booted From Baseball Game for Breaking ‘Unknown’ Rule

    04/14/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    A Colorado man says he was kicked out of a baseball game after he tossed a home run ball back onto the field. Brandon Sanchez told KDVR that he, his wife and stepsons were enjoying the Colorado Rockies-San Francisco Giants game Tuesday night when the Giants hit a home run. The home run ball landed in Sanchez's hands. Although his stepsons were excited, Sanchez said he couldn't care less. “I threw the ball back just because it was San Francisco’s home run and I wanted the Story home run ball,” he said, referring to Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story. Moments...
  • Original SF Giant Jim Davenport dies

    02/19/2016 12:21:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | February 19, 2016 | Henry Schulman
    Jim Davenport, an original San Francisco Giant who went on to a long career with the organization after his playing days as a third baseman, has died, the Giants announced Friday morning. He was 82... Davenport came up with the Giants in 1958, their first year in San Francisco, and spent his entire 12-year playing career in the orange and black. He was a career .258 hitter...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

    08/25/2015 8:58:34 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Bill Plaschke
    It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence. Yet, 50 years later, the most enduring memory of baseball's most famous fight is that it did not define the men. Monday marks the 13th anniversary of a far more powerful moment, one occurring at Roseboro's funeral, when, in a hall filled with old Dodgers, an old Giant suddenly walked to the lectern. It was Marichal, who wanted to say goodbye, and thank you.
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    03/06/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The Patriots play in Massachusetts, the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and the Giants represent a city that is notable for its gay and lesbian community. Rays president Brian Auld said it was important that his team stand up, as well. "We're a small...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • Alvin Dark, Giants' Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    11/13/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Richard Goldstein
    Alvin Dark, who was an All-Star shortstop and captain of the New York Giants' pennant-winning teams in the 1950s and later managed the team to a pennant in San Francisco, but who later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players, died on Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.
  • 49ers, Giants Respond to Alleged Dog Beating Video

    08/30/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said Thursday they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog. Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a frightened puppy and choking it with its leash in a Vancouver elevator last month. The Connecticut-based company handles food and beverage sales at numerous entertainment venues, including for the Giants and 49ers. Its Board of Directors said in a statement that it has censured Hague,...
  • Giants top Tigers in 10th for World Series sweep

    10/28/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    espn ^ | 10/28/12 | espn
    DETROIT -- Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the 10th. Brandon Crawford sacrificed, nearly bunting the ball past Coke. Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home ahead of Austin Jackson's throw.
  • MLB 2012 World Series

    10/24/2012 3:52:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    October 24th 2012 | Cripplecreek
    Wednesday, October 24 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, October 25 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Saturday, October 27 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Sunday, October 28 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Monday, October 29 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Wednesday, October 31 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, November 1 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio
  • 1971 World Series Hero Jose Pagan Dies

    06/08/2011 10:10:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Jose Antonio Pagan, one of the first Puerto Ricans in Major League Baseball and a hero of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1971 World Series win, died Tuesday in Florida. He was 76.
  • Cody Ross plays hero for the Giants as Tim Lincecum outduels Roy Halladay

    10/16/2010 9:24:42 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10-16-10
    All those derisive whistles sounded like cheers to Tim Lincecum. The Freak outdueled Roy Halladay, Cody Ross hit a pair of solo homers and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Saturday night in the NL championship series opener. In a mega-hyped matchup between marquee pitchers, neither starter came close to matching his sensational postseason debut last week. Both gave up homers to No. 8 hitters. "It was big, it sets the pace for the series," Lincecum said. Halladay's bid for a second straight no-hitter lasted until Ross connected with one out in the third. Lincecum, who tossed...
  • Cody Buffaloes Doc Halladay

    10/17/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 10 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 17 2010 | Yours Truly
    Postseason play turns the unlikeliest of men into the least likely of heroes against the least likely of victims. Who figured Saturday that the first hit Roy Halladay would surrender on the postseason would fly out of the yard off the bat of a guy Bruce Bochy didn't want to play until what everyone else had figured out about his prime choice in left field became obvious to him? Who figured Saturday that Cody Ross, who had hit three home runs in the final five weeks of the regular season, would come up in the top of the third, amidst...
  • There Are Giants Crawling the Postseason Land

    10/04/2010 2:39:35 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 26 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 4 October 2010 | Yours, Truly
    This looks like it's going to be a pleasantly exciting postseason for the most part. Everybody with me? Good. Now listen up. Step aside, Empire Emeritus. Savour your still-recent laurels, Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. You've made it this far and have earned your props, but you're playing way out of your league, Cincinnati Reds. (Fact: This season's Little Red Tinkertoys, a likeable bunch when their leadoff man isn't jawing their way into nasty brawls with teams from St. Louis, did most of their winning against sub-.500 teams, while compiling a losing record against .500+ teams.) It hasn't been...
  • Giants announcer Miller, a enthusiastic, brilliant baseball geek, worthy of our ears, HOF entry

    02/07/2010 1:07:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 340+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2010 | Wallace Baine
    As long as Vin Scully can still fog a mirror, we can't say, in good conscience, that Jon Miller is the finest baseball broadcaster in the known universe. But as far as second place goes? There's no one else in sight.
  • Joe Torre era begins (Dodgers season begins this afternoon at Dodger Stadium)

    03/31/2008 10:51:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 284+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 31, 2008
    The Joe Torre era officially begins for the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon, when the team faces the San Francisco Giants in their Opening Day game at a sold-out Dodger Stadium...
  • Bonds stung by departure from Giants (says they "fired" him)

    10/25/2007 1:01:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 63+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2007 | Janie McCauley
    SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds is just a tad bitter about his departure from the San Francisco Giants. The 43-year-old home run king heard a long list of his accomplishments read during a special speaking forum Wednesday night hosted by the Commonwealth Club, then was asked by KGO Radio host Ray Taliaferro if he'd really reached all those feats... "I did, and then I got fired," Bonds told a group of about 450 people in the audience...
  • Barry's Journal: Barry Will Not Return a Giant

    09/21/2007 4:10:27 PM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 8 replies · 38+ views ^ | 9/21/07 | Barry Bonds
    September 21, 2007 Dear Fans, This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco.
  • Bonds to get "skinny" for 2006 season

    09/17/2005 7:19:55 PM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 8 replies · 340+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/17/2005 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds used to commit any spare time before games to lifting weights, working meticulously to build up his leg strength for long nights of standing in left field and on the basepaths following his many walks. His bum right knee no longer allows it. He is carrying a few extra pounds around his middle and vows to spend the offseason bringing his playing weight down from more than 228 pounds to about 200. "I'm going to be skinny," said Bonds, who weighed 185 pounds as a rookie in 1986 but has not been near 200 for...
  • Bonds' final home run jog a joyless one

    09/16/2005 11:15:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 65 replies · 1,859+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-05 | Tom Knott
    The joylessness of Barry Bonds is immutable now. His return in pursuit of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron is made of radioactive stuff. His undertaking is hard to embrace. It smacks of wrong. The fun is absent amid the clearing of throats. Bonds now lives in his imaginary bunker to ward off the slings and arrows of the BALCO scandal. He is the victim, of course. He is both the victim of BALCO and an unsympathetic national press that sees his exploits through the lens of race. His is an understandable gambit. What else does he have to play? More...
  • Bonds must like the secluded life

    08/18/2005 11:26:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies · 2,361+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Dave George
    Barry Bonds had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January. He's still out. Gives a man time to think, a long leave of absence like that. About his life. About his career. About whether it makes sense to come back at all. Crazy talk? Well, sure, but tell me what about Barry's recent behavior has been particularly bright.
  • Saying 'No way' to the Say Hey Kid

    04/22/2005 2:09:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 1,199+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 22, 2005 | JoAnna Daemmrich
    HAGERSTOWN - It was 1950 when baseball great Willie Mays made his minor league debut at the humble ballpark here to catcalls and racial jeers. He hit two doubles and a home run. Almost no one applauded. Years passed, and this blue-collar town in Western Maryland wanted to make amends with the Giants' legendary center fielder. When a reluctant Mays returned last summer, after turning down earlier invitations, Mayor William M. Breichner publicly apologized to the 73-year-old Hall of Famer and promised to name a street in his honor. Unfortunately, the street the mayor picked - Memorial Boulevard - proved...
  • MLB shows some progress in hiring minorities

    11/24/2002 7:35:54 PM PST · by foreverfree · 1 replies · 302+ views
    San Francisco Comical ^ | 11/24 | David Steele
    <p>SOMETIMES, CREDIT isn't given where it's due, particularly when credit worth giving is so rare. Baseball, for example, normally gets nothing but jeers for its constant failure to open its door even a crack to minority managerial and front office positions.</p>
  • John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate

    08/20/2002 9:09:23 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 16 replies · 616+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 20 August 2002 | yours, truly
    John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate by Jeff Kallman What should we call it when a decent baseball player, probably thrice as decent a man, is remembered best for a desperate sprawl to avoid having his head split further open, his ordinarily warm face pushed back into a contortion of cold agony? Call it disproportionate, call it unfair, and call it as distorted in the retelling as it was in its actual ignition and action."The thing I'm remembered for most is the Juan Marichal incident," wrote John Roseboro, to begin his 1978 autobiography. "It's too bad, because a ballplayer would like...