This Week in Giants Baseball History, June 13 - 19

Bet you, me, or even the Schwab didn't know about some of these Major League records.

June 13
All Smiles Against the Padres: On this date in 1990, Trevor Wilson came within one hit of throwing a no-hitter versus the San Diego Padres. Wilson one-hits the Pads for a 6-0 San Francisco Giants victory.

June 14
Mike Benjamin, ML Record Holder: After going 6-for-7 against the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1995, Giants reserve infielder Mike Benjamin set a Major League record with 14 hits in three consecutive games (having gone 4-6 in both of his previous two games). Not bad for a guy filling in for All-Star Matt  Williams!

June 15
He Didn’t Have a Grey Goatee Back Then: Former Giant and Current Cubs reliever Mike Remlinger made his first Major League start on this date back in 1991 – and what a beauty, as he pitched nine innings of shutout ball in a 4-0 Giants victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 16
Rookie Wins the Battle of Ohio: Cincinnati Reds rookie and current Giant Brett Tomko beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 in the first-ever regular season meeting between the two Ohio teams on this date back in 1997. Tomko pitched 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball for the victory.

June 17
Darren Lewis, ML Record Holder: In another Giants one-hitter (a 5-1 Giants victory over the Reds), outfielder Darren Lewis made major league history by starting out his career with 243 consecutive errorless games o this date back in 1993. Do that and the manager will name his firstborn after you.

June 18
Son of a ML Gun!: How’s this for a record – on this date back in 1997, the Giants and the Seattle Mariners set a record for having on the same field the most number of players who are sons of former Major Leaguers, with four. Barry Bonds and Stan Javier’s Giants beat Ken Griffey Jr. and Jose Cruz Jr.’s Mariners 4-2.

June 19
A Giant Straw: The Giants signed troubled outfielder Darryl Strawberry on this date in 1994, shortly after the Los Angeles Dodgers released him. Amazingly, Strawberry would sign with the New York Yankees exactly a year later, after the Giants release him. Both releases had to do with Strawberry’s habitual drug abuse.


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