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.
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!
He Didnt 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.
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.
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.
Son of a ML Gun!: Hows 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 Javiers Giants beat Ken Griffey Jr. and Jose Cruz Jr.s Mariners 4-2.
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 Strawberrys habitual drug abuse.
This Week in Giants Baseball History, June 13 - 19