Mitchell 6, Reds 6: At Riverfront Stadium, the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds split a doubleheader on this date back in 1989. Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell drove in every Giant run in both games, with a 3-run home run in a 4-3 Giants loss in Game one, and a two-run and solo shot to win the second game 3-2.
Is That a Big Grin on Your Face, Or Are You Trevor Wilson?: Former Giants pitcher Trevor Wilson was born on this date back in 1966, in Torrance, CA. Nice guy, serviceable pitcher.
Hack Man for a Hack: The Giants traded away outfielder Jeffrey Leonard to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Ernest Riles on this date back in 1988. Hack-Man finished out the season as a Brewer, then spent his last two seasons as a Seattle Mariner until retirement after the 1990 season. Riles never built on his early career success.
7 for Mr. Jones: In a 12-2 Giants laugher over the San Diego Padres on this date back in 1989 at Candlestick, Giants outfielder Tracy Jones drove in seven runs, one shy of the franchise record. All seven runs were driven in by four singles.
Doublemint Candy: Outfielder Candy Maldonado tied the franchise record for doubles in a game with three two-baggers on this date back in 1987. The Giants defeated the Reds at Riverfront, 9-4.
A Lot of Georgia on My Mind: In one of the longer games in Giants history, San Francisco defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 18 innings on this date in 1985. Bob Brenly drove home the game-winner in the top of the 18th
Halicki Handcuffs Montreal: In a night game against the Montreal Expos on this date back in 1978 at Candlestick, Ed Halicki and the Giants 1-hit the Expos and win the ballgame 1-0. An Ellis Valentine single in the second was all that stood between Halicki and his no-no.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to commiserate, cheer, and complain.
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