San Francisco Giants in 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 San Francisco Giants 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 Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in Giants 5-3 win v Pirates
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1962-10-02 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
  • 1962-10-03 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184
  • 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)
  • 1964-09-01 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets
  • 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 San Francisco 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
  • 1966-07-03 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
  • 1967-07-14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • 1967-09-01 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • 1967-10-31 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1968-07-09 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 San Diego 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
  • 1973-06-20 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 San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1974-09-03 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers
  • 1975-08-24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • 1976-03-02 Bob Lurie becomes CEO of San Francisco 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 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam
  • 1980-06-09 Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
  • 1980-06-27 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • 1981-05-10 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
  • 1986-06-27 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989-07-05 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1989-10-04 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
  • 1989-10-09 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1989-10-28 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in 'earthquake'/'Bay Bridge' Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 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 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds
  • 1993-07-07 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia
  • 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 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
  • 1997-03-11 San Francisco 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
  • 2001-10-03 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth's 1923 MLB single-season record for walks
  • 2001-10-04 SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; ties Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season
  • 2002-05-04 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as an SF Giant, in a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is first player with 400 homers for one team and 100 with another (Pirates)
  • 2002-08-09 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
  • 2002-10-14 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first Baseball World Series; Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus MVP
  • 2004-05-01 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets MLB record for being intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (repeated 22 Sept 2004)
  • 2004-09-17 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy
  • 2004-09-22 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)
  • 2007-08-07 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP
  • 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 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
  • 2013-07-02 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
  • 2014-10-16 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 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 McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, American MLB baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1942-07-04 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • 1943-03-24 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1956-02-14 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • 1956-07-01 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1962-01-13 Kevin Mitchell, American 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, American 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, American baseball 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

Person of interestBarry Bonds

1964-07-24 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964-07-25 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965-07-15 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965-10-25 Steve Decker, catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1965-11-28 Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1966-04-11 Steve Scarsone, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1967-02-11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1968-06-30 Dan Peltier, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970-07-16 William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1970-11-18 Allen Watson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971-01-19 Jeff Juden, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 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 (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62