This Week in Giants Baseball History, November 22

A very light week in flashbacks, for a very heavy week of eating. Happy holidays!

November 22
The Thrill Is Gone: The centerpiece of the "Humm-Baby" Era, Will Clark left the Giants on this date in 1993 by signing a 5-year deal with the Texas Rangers.

November 23
The Man Who Would Be Closer: All-Star Twins closer and former Giant Joe Nathan was born 30 years ago today in Houston. That's okay; we had Matt Herges and Dustin Hermanson instead last year.

November 24
Was That Moss or Mold?: "Finesse" pitcher and former Giant Damian Moss was born 28 years ago today in Darlinghurst, Australia. That's okay; we didn't need Russ Ortiz.

November 25
Joltin' Joe: HAPPY TURKEY DAY! Sure he wasn't ever a Giant, but Joe DiMaggio (born on this date in 1914, in nearby Martinez) was a San Franciscan and was a San Francisco Seals icon. They don't make ‘em like that anymore.

November 26
Likewise: Hall of Famer Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez also didn't play an inning for the Giants, but he was a northern Californian, and he was born on this date back in 1908, in Rodeo, CA.

November 27
Sarge!: Gary Matthews won the NL Rookie of the Year award on this date back in 1973.

November 28
He Did a Mean Babe Ruth Impression, Among Other Things: The third overall pick in 1986, fan favorite Matt Williams was born on this date in 1965, way out in Bishop, CA. One of this writer's favorite Giants of all time.

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 to commiserate, cheer, and complain.

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