Originally written on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 1/20/12

Happy birthday to former Giants outfielder Marvin Bernard, who turns 41 today. A 50th round draft pick in 1992, Bernard played for the Giants from 1995 to 2003.

On this date in Giants history…

1916: The New York Giants buy center fielder Edd Roush from the Newark Peppers of the defunct Federal League for $7,500. Roush will hit just .188 in New York before being packaged to Cincinnati, where he will blossom into a Hall of Famer.

2010: The Blue Jays purchase reliever Merkin Valdez from the Giants. The hard-throwing righty was designated for assignment last week to make room on San Francisco’s 40-man roster.

(Entries courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com)




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