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1974: Two very well-known outfielders are traded for one another as the Giants send Bobby Bonds to the Yankees for Bobby Murcer. Considered to be the biggest one-for-one trade in baseball history, the swap of “the next Willie Mays” (Bonds) for “the next Mickey Mantle” (Murcer) marks the first time two $600,000 players have been exchanged.


SF Giants Rumors: Who’s The Giants 2012 Starting Outfield?

Who’s the San Francisco Giants 2012 starting outfield? Your guess is as good as mine! With the potential departure of the Giants best hitting outfielder Carlos Beltran (Giants need to re-sign him), who’s left?   Cody Ross, Pat Burrell and Beltran are free agents. That leaves outfielders Justin Christian, Francisco Peguero, Darren Ford, Nate Schierholtz and Andres Torres left...

2011 Season in Review: Aubrey Huff

Expectations for Aubrey Huff entering this season were reasonably low. He would be in his mid-30s, and a healthy dose of regression was inevitable, coming off of his incredible 2010 season. Out of nowhere, he had managed to hit .290/.385/.506 (.388 wOBA, 143 wRC+) on a measly one-year $3MM deal; he had posted the best walk rate of his career (12.4%) by far, and had even managed to...

2011 Season in Review: Pablo Sandoval

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ 2011 24 SFG NL 117 466 426 55 134 26 3 23 32 63 .315 .357 .552 .909 153 Provided by View Original Table Generated 10/20/2011. I’ll be brief, because I already somewhat reviewed Pablo Sandoval’s season; but for the purpose of completeness (as I attempt to tackle roughly 40...

Huff Worst Giants 1B Ever

OK, this isn't breaking news or anything, but Aubrey Huff wasn't very good in 2011 for the Giants. This comes, of course, on the heels of Giants GM Brian Sabean rewarding Huff with a two-year, $22 million deal. But just how bad was Huff? Well, he was actually named the Least Valuable Player in the National League by the New York Times' Tyler Kepner. Ouch. "The Giants...

On this date in Giants history — Oct. 23

(All entries courtesy 2002: In Game 4 of the World Series, Barry Bonds is walked intentionally three times, setting a new record for a Fall Classic game. Angels starting pitcher John Lackey, who issues all three free passes to the Giants left fielder, does not factor in the decision in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory at Pac Bell, which deadlocks the series at two...

Giants Winter Ball Roundup: 10/21/2011

Daryl Maday not quite good enough. Brandon Crawford is back. Hector Sanchez stays hot. That and more as GiantsPipeline breaks down Thursday's action across the winter leagues.


Burriss credits his parents interest and influence in getting him involved in the sport of baseball. As the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers conclude this 2011 baseball season, San Francisco Giants second baseman EMMANUEL BURRISS, his parents, local community coaches and Little League parents comment on the declining numbers of African-Americans in the sport, offer possible...

How 2010's Lincecum-Lee Game Ranks

Interesting question: where does the performance of two aces -- Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee -- in Game 1 rank in terms of the best World Series openers of the last 20 years? And yeah, you're damn right we're going to keep reminiscing about the 2010 World Series! (What you prefer with free agency closed and teams other than the Giants playing?) Big League Stew's Kevin Kaduk...

San Francisco Giants brass too busy to watch World Series

Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy plotting course to reach baseball pinnacle again

On 80th birthday, Mantle still HR king

Being a Yankee meant regular appearances in the World Series and Mickey Mantle hit more Fall Classic home runs -- 18 -- than anyone else. Babe Ruth is No. 2, with 15.

Yankees Notes: Sabathia, Swisher, Blake, Soriano

Two Yankee legends were born on October 20: longtime Yankee Stadium PA announcer Bob Sheppard (born in 1910) and number #7 himself, Mickey Mantle (born in 1931).  As coincidence would have it, both Sheppard and Mantle debuted at Yankee Stadium in 1951. Here's the latest from the modern-day Bronx Bombers.... There haven't been any negotiations between the Yankees and...

Mickey Mantle’s 80th birthday

Eighty years ago today, one of the most famous baseball players of all-time was born, Mickey Mantle. He’s a Hall of Fame batter named after a Hall of Fame batter. His dad was a big fan of A’s catcher Mickey Cochrane. I have nothing particularly insightful to say about Mantle’s career, so I won’t even try. What is striking is how young he was when he died, just 63 years...
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