Today in San Francisco Giants History

Events in Sport

  • 1958-04-15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 1958-06-04 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1959-03-03 SF Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
  • 1959-06-12 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1959-07-30 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1959-08-02 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
  • 1959-09-26 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • 1960-05-19 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • 1960-07-19 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
  • 1961-04-28 Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0

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1961-04-30 SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1962-10-16 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1963-02-20 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
  • 1963-06-09 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • 1963-06-15 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • 1963-07-09 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • 1964-05-31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)
  • 1965-07-13 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
  • 1965-08-22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1965-12-04 SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
  • 1966-02-11 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
  • 1967-07-14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • 1967-09-01 SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
  • 1968-07-09 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

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1968-07-14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1968-09-18 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
  • 1969-07-23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • 1969-09-22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs
  • 1969-11-20 SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • 1970-05-23 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
  • 1970-07-08 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
  • 1971-10-06 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • 1972-05-14 In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
  • 1972-08-29 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
  • 1973-05-01 SF Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
  • 1973-06-20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • 1973-07-24 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • 1973-10-25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1975-08-24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • 1976-03-02 Bob Lurie becomes CEO of SF Giants
  • 1976-03-04 SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth
  • 1976-09-29 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • 1977-08-01 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
  • 1980-06-09 Phillies & SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
  • 1980-06-27 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • 1981-05-10 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
  • 1986-06-27 SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
  • 1986-09-25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • 1987-10-14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1989-10-09 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1989-10-28 Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series
  • 1990-01-22 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1990-12-03 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • 1991-06-18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • 1992-08-07 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants

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1992-12-06 SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1993-07-07 Philadelphia Phillies beat SF Giants 7-6 in 20 innings
  • 1995-12-21 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
  • 1996-09-26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
  • 1997-02-20 SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
  • 1997-03-11 SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • 1997-05-10 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
  • 1997-05-16 Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
  • 1997-06-10 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • 1997-06-12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 1997-11-06 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
  • 1998-08-02 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl
  • 2002-10-14 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

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2008-09-19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2010-10-23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-11-01 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • 2012-06-13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
  • 2012-10-22 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • 2012-10-28 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers to win 4-0
  • 2014-10-16 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2014-10-21 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • 2014-10-28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • 2014-10-29 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1918-01-29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 1937-09-16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1937-10-20 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1938-01-10 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967)
  • 1943-03-24 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1956-02-14 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • 1962-01-13 Kevin Mitchell, US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1962-03-01 Mark Gardner, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-05-10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1963-02-11 Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)
  • 1963-03-21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-04-13 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1963-07-19 Mark Carreon, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-01-09 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • 1964-03-04 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1964-07-24 Barry Bonds, American football left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964-07-25 Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964-10-07 Rich Delucia, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-01-03 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1965-01-20 Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965-07-15 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965-10-25 Steve Decker, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965-11-28 Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1966-04-11 Steve Scarsone, Anaheim CA, infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1967-02-11 John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1968-06-30 Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1968-08-03 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1968-11-04 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1969-03-01 Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970-01-02 Royce Clayton, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970-01-20 Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1970-01-26 Dan Carlson, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970-07-16 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970-11-18 Allen Watson, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971-01-19 Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
  • 1971-09-02 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-04-21 David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62