Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 2/16/12

Happy birthday to former Giants infielder Cody Ransom (pictured), who turns 36 today.

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training tomorrow! There are now just 45 days remaining until Opening Day.

On this date in Giants history…

1890:  New York National League officials fail in an effort to woo star player and Brotherhood officer Buck Ewing to rejoin the Giants. Although he has rejected an offer reported at $33,000 for three years, Ewing is later accused by some players of spying for the NL.

1965: Commissioner Ford Frick suspends U.S.–Japan baseball relations until the Yomiuri Giants–San Francisco Giants dispute over Masanori Murakami‘s contract is resolved.

1980: While taping separate interviews at KNBC-TV studios in Burbank, Giants coach Jim Lefebvre and Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda trade punches after a brief argument, leaving Lasorda with a bloody lip. Lefebvre had been a Dodger coach in 1979 until he was fired by Lasorda.

(Entries courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com except where noted)




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