Just Imagine if They Were Giving Those Out at Fenway: A 1993 13-12 11-inning victory for the Giants against the Atlanta Braves at Candlestick was made even longer when play was delayed after fans began to throw souvenir baseballs onto the field. Maybe there was a Terry Pendleton sighting.
Bye, Bye, to a Great One: Legendary Giants announcer Russ Hodges (he of The Giants Win the Pennant! fame, among other calls) passed away in nearby Mill Valley on this date in 1971.
200 Reasons to Feel Blue (the Good Kind of Blue): Vida Blue earned his 200th career victory on this date in 1986, a 4-0 Giants victory at Candlestick. Future Giant Dave Dravecky took the loss.
Invasion of the Phillie Snatchers: 101 years ago on this date, Christy Mathewson and the Giants lost their 1904 home opener at the Polo Grounds 12-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies. All has since been forgiven.
Robby Round and Round: In a 7-5 loss to the San Diego Padres at Candlestick, Robby Thompson hit for the cycle. Needing a double in the ninth inning to complete the cycle, he did just that against former Giant Craig Lefferts.
Now Thats a Hall of Fame First Win: Giants Hall of Fame knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm picked up the first victory of his career with five innings of relief pitching on this date back in 1952. Moreover, in the same game he also homered in his first Major League at-bat which turned out to be the only home run of his 1070-game career.
The Visqueen of Oz (or SBC): Current Giants acrobat, juggler, and shortstop Omar Vizquel was born on this date back in 1967, in Caracas, Venezuela. Great to have you on board, Omar!
This Week in Giants Baseball History, April 18-24
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