(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2002: After piloting the Giants for ten years and winning the National League pennant, Dusty Baker inks a four-year deal to manage the Cubs. Chicago, an organization which hasn’t been to the World Series since 1945, made it clear the 53-year old three-time NL Manager of the Year was the team’s first choice to lead the team.
2000: Jeff Kent (.334, 33 HR, 125 RBI) outpoints teammate Barry Bonds to become the National League’s MVP. The Giants infielder becomes the first second baseman to win the honor since Ryne Sandberg of the Cubs won the award in 1984.
1989: Kevin Bass, who batted .300 for the Astros in 1988, signs as a free agent with National League champion Giants. The 30-year old outfielder will hit .249 during his three seasons with San Francisco.
1961: The circular Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto, is unveiled. The design, which represents all five boroughs with various symbols, is blue and orange, the team colors of the Dodgers and Giants, the two franchises which left the Big Apple and moved to the West Coast leaving New York without a National League representative.
1912: In failing health, Giants president John T. Brush dies in his private car aboard a train en route to California. Harry Hempstead, his son in-law, will take over the club.
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