Have to Call Him Dally, Since We Already Have a Mohr: Little-used reserve infielder Brian Dallimore was born on this date back in 1973, in Las Vegas. His collected his first three career hits (including an out-of-the-glove grand slam) in a 12-9 thriller over the Florida Marlins this past April 30.
The Controversial Election: On this date in 2000, former Giants second baseman Jeff Kent edged teammate Barry Bonds for the National League MVP award. No word on the accuracy of votes submitted in Florida.
McRookie of the Year: Willie McCovey was named the 1959 National League Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote 45 years ago on this date. He was the second consecutive Giant to receive the award unanimously, joining Orlando Cepeda who won it the previous season.
Was a Bit More Exciting than Signing Omar Vizquel: On this date in 1997, the Giants obtained Robb Nen from the Florida Marlins in exchange for pitchers Joe Fontenot, Mike Villano, and Mick Pageler (who? Exactly). Missed you last season, Robbie.
McMVP: Willie McCovey was announced as the 1969 National League MVP on this day 35 years ago, narrowly edging Tom Seaver.
If You Can't Beat Him, Make Him Join Your Team: Giant killer Mark Portugal was signed by San Francisco as a free agent on this date in 1993. That changeup of his was just killer.
Don Shin eats, breathes, thinks, and bleeds in Orange and Black. Pac Bell Park officially opened on his 25th birthday (the one year he decided to move out of the Bay Area!!!). For the 2000 playoff drive, he dyed his hair orange while studying in Korea. He watched Game 6 of the '02 World Series at a restaurant in LA, and couldn't finish his meal afterwards. Feel free to write him at email@example.com to commiserate, cheer, and complain.
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