McCovey Cove

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McCovey Cove (2002)

McCovey Cove is the unofficial name of a section of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field wall of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, named after famed Giants first baseman Willie McCovey. The proper name for the cove is China Basin, which is the mouth of Mission Creek as it meets the bay. The cove is bounded along the north by Oracle Park, with a ferry landing and a breakwater at the northeast end. The southern shore is lined by China Basin Park and McCovey Point. To the east, it opens up to San Francisco Bay, while the west end of the cove is bounded by the Lefty O'Doul Bridge, named after San Francisco ballplayer and manager Lefty O'Doul.

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Naming

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Giants fans on kayaks in McCovey Cove during the 2012 World Series

The name was coined thanks to two sportswriters. Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News wrote an article suggesting naming the body of water after McCovey, though his original suggestions were 'McCovey Channel,' 'McCovey Stream' or 'McCovey Run.' Purdy then noted the more 'lyrical' name of 'McCovey Cove' was suggested by his colleague Leonard Koppett, a writer for the Oakland Tribune. [1] The name did not take long to become very popular, although the moniker has never become official.

Features

On game days, fans take to the water of McCovey Cove in boats and even in kayaks, often with fishing nets in the hope of collecting a home run ball. This echoes what used to happen during McCovey's playing days. Before Candlestick Park's upper deck was extended, the area behind right field was occupied by three small bleacher sections and a lot of open space. Kids in those bleachers would gather behind the right field fence when "Stretch" would come to the plate. There may also be a link to the fact that Willie McCovey was one of only a few that hit home runs over the scoreboard and into a public swimming pool at Montreal's Jarry Park, the Expos' home from 1969 to 1976. The fact that balls can be hit into a water basin over the right field wall in San Francisco is somewhat of a tribute/salute to Willie McCovey's legend when he visited Montreal.[ citation needed ]

Just beyond the wall is a public waterfront promenade. Across the cove from the ballpark is McCovey Point and China Basin Park, featuring a statue of McCovey at the mouth of the Cove. At his feet are small plaques commemorating the winners of the Willie Mac Award, named in McCovey's honor. Along the southern shore of the cove, between McCovey Point and the O'Doul Bridge, is a walkway featuring plaques showing the Opening Day Roster of every Giants team from 1958 through 1999. Just south of the statue of Willie McCovey is Barry Bonds Junior Giants Field, a t-ball sized baseball diamond. [2] (As of 2020, the features in this area have been temporarily warehoused while extensive construction takes place.)

Splash hits

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Panoramic view of McCovey Cove, August 2010.

A "splash hit" is recorded when a Giants player hits a home run that lands in McCovey Cove on the fly (home runs hit by opposing players are not recorded; nor are hits that strike or bounce off the stadium wall or pedestrian path). These hits are tallied on an electronic counter on the right field wall. As of September 17, 2021, 91 "splash hits" have been hit into the Bay by 22 Giants players since the park opened (all splash hits are in the regular season); 35 of those were by Barry Bonds. [3] Five other Giants have reached the Cove more than twice: Brandon Belt (ten), Pablo Sandoval (eight), Denard Span (five), Mike Yastrzemski (four), and Brandon Crawford (three). Six players—Felipe Crespo, Michael Tucker, Ryan Klesko, Aubrey Huff, Andrés Torres, and LaMonte Wade Jr.—have done it twice. Fourteen other Giants players have accomplished the feat once. Carlos Beltrán's "splash hit" on September 14, 2011, marked his 300th career home run. Klesko is currently the only player to have splash hits as both a Giant and as an opposing player through the 2019 season. Tyler Colvin's "splash hit" on May 12, 2014, was also his first hit for the Giants and occurred in his first at bat at Oracle Park since joining the team. [4] Barry Bonds is the only player to have two splash hits in a single game, having done so on May 10, 2000, and May 18, 2002. On June 15, 2021, 2 different Giants players got splash hits in the same game for the first time: Steven Duggar and Mike Yastrzemski.

Three "splash hits" have been walk-off home runs: Barry Bonds' on August 19, 2003, Brandon Crawford's on April 13, 2014, and Mike Yastrzemski's on July 29, 2020.

Denard Span is the only Giant to lead off with a splash hit, doing so on June 13, 2016.

As of the end of the 2019 season, Bonds is the only Giant to record a "splash hit" in the postseason. Bonds did so in the 5th inning of Game 3 of the 2002 National League Championship Series on October 12, 2002.

When the stadium hosted the 2007 Home Run Derby, McCovey Cove was heavily featured in promotional materials, and the namesake slugger presented each participant with special bats before the competition. However, the difficulty of hitting McCovey Cove with a home run was shown, as none of the eight sluggers competing were able to hit water, and all four left-handed batters (who are more likely to hit home runs to right field, and thus, to the Cove) were eliminated in the first round of the contest. The only player to hit water was Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers, who did so on a foul ball. [5] Fielder would eventually hit McCovey Cove with a fair ball on July 20, 2008, as the 17th visiting player to hit a home run into the Cove.

Buster Posey is the only Giants right handed hitter to hit an opposite field home run into the cove. He did it in the 1st inning of Game 1 of the 2021 National League Division Series on October 8th.

The majority of home runs surrendered into McCovey Cove have been off right-handed pitchers. 19 left-handed pitchers have surrendered a splash hit: Rich Rodriguez, Chuck McElroy, Vic Darensbourg, Brian Anderson, Jeriome Robertson, Chuck Finley, Ted Lilly, Ray King, Doug Davis, Joe Kennedy, Hong-Chih Kuo, Trever Miller, Wandy Rodríguez, Rex Brothers, David Price, Drew Smyly, Ranger Suárez, Matt Strahm, and Alex Young.

Four visiting pitchers have surrendered multiple "splash hits": Liván Hernández, Rodrigo López, John Thomson, and Chris Paddack. López is the only pitcher to give up a splash hit as a member of two visiting teams. No pitcher has surrendered 2 splash hits in the same game.

The most splash hits the Giants have had in a season is 11 in 2001, helped greatly by Barry Bonds successful chase to hit the most HRs in a season. On the flip side, the fewest the Giants have had in a season is 0 in 2015 (only 1 was hit in the cove that season, done so by Cody Asche of Philadelphia). This splash-hit drought lasted nearly 2 years: after Brandon Belt hit one on September 25, 2014, he would break the drought himself on June 8, 2016.

No.PlayerDateOpponentPitcherInningScore Prior to HRScore After HRFinal Score
1 Barry Bonds (1)May 1, 2000 New York Mets Rich Rodriguez 6th6-0 SF9-0 SF10-3 SF
2 Barry Bonds (2)May 10, 2000 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Benes 3rd2-1 STL2-2 T4-3 SF
3 Barry Bonds (3)May 10, 2000 St. Louis Cardinals Heathcliff Slocumb 8th3-3 T4-3 SF4-3 SF
4 Barry Bonds (4)May 24, 2000 Montreal Expos Mike Thurman 3rd3-0 SF4-0 SF18-0 SF
5 Barry Bonds (5)July 19, 2000 San Diego Padres Brian Meadows 4th3-0 SD3-3 T4-3 SD (10)
6 Barry Bonds (6)September 20, 2000 Cincinnati Reds Steve Parris 5th3-0 SF4-0 SF4-2 SF
7 Barry Bonds (7)April 17, 2001 Los Angeles Dodgers Terry Adams 8th2-1 LAD3-2 SF3-2 SF
8 Barry Bonds (8)April 18, 2001 Los Angeles Dodgers Chan Ho Park 7th4-4 T5-4 SF5-4 SF
9 Barry Bonds (9)May 24, 2001 Colorado Rockies John Thomson (1)3rd3-1 SF4-1 SF5-1 SF
10 Felipe Crespo (1)May 28, 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Bret Prinz 10th1-0 ARI1-1 T2-1 ARI (12)
11 Barry Bonds (10)May 30, 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Robert Ellis 2nd2-0 ARI2-1 ARI4-3 ARI
12 Barry Bonds (11)June 12, 2001 Anaheim Angels Pat Rapp 1st0-0 T1-0 SF3-2 SF
13 Felipe Crespo (2)July 8, 2001 Milwaukee Brewers Curtis Leskanic 8th4-3 MIL4-4 T6-4 MIL (13)
14 Barry Bonds (12)August 4, 2001 Philadelphia Phillies Nelson Figueroa 6th5-0 PHI5-2 PHI12-2 PHI
15 Barry Bonds (13)August 14, 2001 Florida Marlins Ricky Bones 6th9-5 SF13-5 SF13-7 SF
16 Barry Bonds (14)August 31, 2001 Colorado Rockies John Thomson (2)8th5-0 COL5-2 COL5-2 COL
17 Barry Bonds (15)September 29, 2001 San Diego Padres Chuck McElroy 6th1-1 T2-1 SF3-1 SF
18 Barry Bonds (16)May 13, 2002 Atlanta Braves Kevin Millwood 3rd2-2 T4-2 SF7-6 SF (11)
19 Barry Bonds (17)May 18, 2002 Florida Marlins Brad Penny 1st2-0 FLA2-2 T10-5 SF
20 Barry Bonds (18)May 18, 2002 Florida Marlins Vic Darensbourg 6th6-3 SF7-3 SF10-5 SF
21 Barry Bonds (19)September 8, 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks Brian Anderson 4th1-0 ARI1-1 T3-1 SF
22 Barry Bonds (20)September 28, 2002 Houston Astros Jeriome Robertson 5th2-2 T3-2 SF5-2 SF
23 Barry Bonds (21)October 12, 2002 St. Louis Cardinals Chuck Finley 5th4-1 STL4-4 T5-4 STL
24 Barry Bonds (22)April 14, 2003 Houston Astros Wade Miller 2nd0-0 T1-0 SF4-2 SF
25 Barry Bonds (23)April 30, 2003 Chicago Cubs Matt Clement 3rd2-0 SF4-0 SF5-0 SF
26 J. T. Snow June 5, 2003 Minnesota Twins Kyle Lohse 5th4-0 MIN4-2 MIN5-2 MIN
27 Barry Bonds (24)June 27, 2003 Oakland Athletics Ted Lilly 6th3-0 SF4-0 SF6-0 SF
28 José Cruz, Jr. July 8, 2003 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Haren 1st1-0 STL3-1 SF8-3 SF
29 Barry Bonds (25)August 8, 2003 Philadelphia Phillies José Mesa 7th4-1 SF7-1 SF9-1 SF
30 Barry Bonds (26)August 19, 2003 Atlanta Braves Ray King 10th4-4 T5-4 SF5-4 SF (10)
31 Barry Bonds (27)September 13, 2003 Milwaukee Brewers Doug Davis 8th5-0 MIL5-1 MIL5-4 MIL
32 Barry Bonds (28)April 12, 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Matt Kinney 5th4-2 MIL5-4 SF7-5 SF
33 Barry Bonds (29)April 13, 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Ben Ford 7th3-1 SF4-1 SF4-2 SF
34 Michael Tucker (1)May 30, 2004 Colorado Rockies Joe Kennedy 1st0-0 T2-0 SF3-1 SF
35 A. J. Pierzynski July 6, 2004 Colorado Rockies Denny Stark 2nd1-0 SF2-0 SF8-6 COL
36 Barry Bonds (30)July 30, 2004 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter 1st1-0 SF3-0 SF7-4 STL
37 Barry Bonds (31)August 3, 2004 Cincinnati Reds Cory Lidle 3rd1-0 SF4-0 SF11-0 SF
38 Michael Tucker (2)April 9, 2005 Colorado Rockies Scott Dohmann 8th1-0 COL4-1 SF4-2 SF
39 Randy Winn September 14, 2005 San Diego Padres Woody Williams 3rd1-0 SD1-1 T5-4 SD (10)
40 Barry Bonds (32)September 18, 2005 Los Angeles Dodgers Hong-Chih Kuo 8th4-3 SF5-3 SF5-3 SF
41 Barry Bonds (33)August 21, 2006 Arizona Diamondbacks Liván Hernández (1)4th0-0 T1-0 SF5-0 SF
42 Barry Bonds (34)April 18, 2007 St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Franklin 8th5-4 STL5-5 T6-5 SF (12)
43 Ryan Klesko (1)May 21, 2007 Houston Astros Trever Miller 8th3-0 SF4-0 SF4-0 SF
44 Ryan Klesko (2)June 29, 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks Liván Hernández (2)6th1-1 T2-1 SF4-3 ARI (10)
45 Barry Bonds (35)August 8, 2007 Washington Nationals Tim Redding 1st0-0 T2-0 SF5-0 SF
46 Fred Lewis April 26, 2008 Cincinnati Reds Matt Belisle 5th5-3 CIN5-4 CIN10-9 CIN
47 John Bowker July 2, 2008 Chicago Cubs Ryan Dempster 6th3-0 CHC3-2 CHC6-5 CHC
48 Andrés Torres (1)June 15, 2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim John Lackey 7th8-0 LAA8-3 LAA9-7 LAA
49 Pablo Sandoval (1)July 30, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies Rodrigo López (1)3rd2-1 SF3-1 SF7-2 SF
50 Pablo Sandoval (2)August 29, 2009 Colorado Rockies Jason Marquis 2nd0-0 T1-0 SF5-3 SF
51 Aubrey Huff (1)May 1, 2010 Colorado Rockies Rafael Betancourt 8th5-0 SF6-0 SF6-1 SF
52 Aubrey Huff (2)June 16, 2010 Baltimore Orioles Jeremy Guthrie 6th2-2 T3-2 SF6-3 SF
53 Andrés Torres (2)July 28, 2010 Florida Marlins Jorge Sosa 6th7-2 SF9-2 SF10-9 SF (10)
54 Pablo Sandoval (3)August 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Randy Wells 4th3-2 CHC3-3 T8-7 SF
55 Pablo Sandoval (4)September 30, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks Barry Enright 2nd0-0 T1-0 SF4-1 SF
56 Pablo Sandoval (5)July 4, 2011 San Diego Padres Ernesto Frieri 6th3-0 SDP3-2 SDP5-3 SDP
57 Nate Schierholtz July 8, 2011 New York Mets R. A. Dickey 6th2-1 NYM2-2 T5-2 NYM
58 Pablo Sandoval (6)August 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rodrigo López (2)4th1-0 SF2-0 SF4-0 SF
59 Carlos Beltrán September 14, 2011 San Diego Padres Mat Latos 6th1-1 T2-1 SF3-1 SF
60 Brandon Belt (1)September 27, 2011 Colorado Rockies Alex White 4th1-0 SF3-0 SF7-0 SF
61 Brandon Belt (2)June 14, 2012 Houston Astros Wandy Rodríguez 4th5-0 HOU5-2 HOU6-3 HOU
62 Brandon Belt (3)September 4, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Ian Kennedy 6th6-3 ARI6-5 ARI8-6 ARI (10)
63 Pablo Sandoval (7)May 12, 2013 Atlanta Braves Kris Medlen 3rd1-0 SF2-0 SF5-1 SF
64 Brandon Crawford (1)April 13, 2014 Colorado Rockies Rex Brothers 10th4-4 T5-4 SF5-4 SF (10)
65 Tyler Colvin May 12, 2014 Atlanta Braves Gavin Floyd 2nd0-0 T1-0 SF4-2 SF
66 Brandon Crawford (2)May 14, 2014 Atlanta Braves David Carpenter 8th8-4 SF10-4 SF10-4 SF
67 Travis Ishikawa September 12, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Kevin Correia 7th6-0 SF9-0 SF9-0 SF
68 Brandon Belt (4)September 25, 2014 San Diego Padres Andrew Cashner 2nd1-0 SF2-0 SF9-8 SF
69 Brandon Belt (5)June 8, 2016 Boston Red Sox David Price 4th1-0 BOS1-1 T2-1 SF
70 Denard Span (1)June 13, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers Chase Anderson 1st0-0 T1-0 SF11-5 SF
71 Denard Span (2)August 20, 2016 New York Mets Bartolo Colón 3rd3-0 NYM3-1 NYM9-5 NYM
72 Brandon Belt (6)May 13, 2017 Cincinnati Reds Lisalverto Bonilla 1st0-0 T1-0 SF3-1 SF
73 Brandon Belt (7)June 10, 2017 Minnesota Twins José Berríos 1st0-0 T1-0 SF3-2 MIN
74 Denard Span (3)July 7, 2017 Miami Marlins Dan Straily 9th6-0 MIA6-1 MIA6-1 MIA [6]
75 Denard Span (4)July 19, 2017 Cleveland Indians Carlos Carrasco 5th3-1 CLE3-2 CLE5-4 SF [7]
76 Denard Span (5)September 11, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda 1st0-0 T2-0 SF8-6 SF [8]
77 Pablo Sandoval (8)April 4, 2018 Seattle Mariners Félix Hernández 5th5-0 SF8-0 SF10-1 SF [9]
78 Brandon Belt (8)May 15, 2018 Cincinnati Reds Tyler Mahle 4th3-0 CIN3-1 CIN5-3 SF
79 Stephen Vogt August 9, 2019 Philadelphia Phillies Drew Smyly 6th5-3 PHI5-5 T9-6 PHI
80 Scooter Gennett August 11, 2019 Philadelphia Phillies Ranger Suárez 6th5-5 T6-5 SF9-6 SF
81 Brandon Belt (9)August 29, 2019 San Diego Padres Chris Paddack (1)4th5-0 SDP5-1 SDP5-3 SDP
82 Mike Yastrzemski (1)July 29, 2020 San Diego Padres Matt Strahm 9th6-6 T7-6 SF7-6 SF
83 Mike Yastrzemski (2)September 25, 2020 San Diego Padres Chris Paddack (2)4th3-1 SF5-1 SF5-4 SF (7) [10]
84 Mike Yastrzemski (3)April 24, 2021 Miami Marlins Yimi Garcia 9th5-1 MIA5-2 MIA5-2 MIA
85 Brandon Crawford (3)April 27, 2021 Colorado Rockies Daniel Bard 9th4-3 COL4-4 T7-5 COL (10)
86 Steven Duggar June 15, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Young 2nd7-1 ARI7-3 ARI9-8 SF
87 Mike Yastrzemski (4)June 15, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks Humberto Castellanos 8th8-5 ARI9-8 SF9-8 SF
88 Brandon Belt (10)June 19, 2021 Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola 3rd6-5 PHI6-6 T13-6 PHI
89 LaMonte Wade Jr. (1)July 31, 2021 Houston Astros Zack Greinke 4th3-3 T5-3 SF8-6 SF
90 Alex Dickerson August 11, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks Tyler Clippard 8th6-2 SF7-2 SF7-2 SF
91 LaMonte Wade Jr. (2)September 17, 2021 Atlanta Braves Ian Anderson 4th3-2 SF4-2 SF6-5 SF (11)

Other McCovey Cove hits

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McCovey Cove (2002)

43 non-Giants players have hit the cove 58 times. Of visiting players who have hit the cove, Max Muncy, Carlos Delgado, Carlos González and Adam LaRoche have performed the feat the most, doing it three times each. Current Major League Baseball players Joc Pederson, Curtis Granderson, Bryce Harper and Mike Moustakas, and former Major League Baseball players Luis Gonzalez and Cliff Floyd are the only other visiting players to do so twice. David Ortiz, Mitch Moreland, Adam Dunn, and Shin-Soo Choo are the only four American League players to hit the cove. Delgado, LaRoche, Harper, Moustakas and Pederson are the only five players to have hit home runs into McCovey Cove as members of two visiting teams.

Every National League team has had a player hit a Home Run into McCovey Cove. The Chicago Cubs were the last team to do so, June, 2021. Of the 15 American League teams, only 4 (Boston, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City and Texas) have had a player hit a Home Run into McCovey Cove. No Houston Astros have hit a Home Run into McCovey Cove since the Astros moved to the American League.

Two visiting players have hit McCovey Cove on the fly in the postseason. Rick Ankiel hit the water on the fly in the 11th inning of Game 2 of the 2010 National League Division Series on October 8, 2010; his run would go on to be the winning run for the Atlanta Braves. Ankiel's home run was the second in postseason history to be hit straight into the cove. Bryce Harper became the second visitor to hit the water in the postseason in the 7th inning of Game 4 of the 2014 National League Division Series on October 7, 2014, as a member of the Washington Nationals.

Tim Lincecum has surrendered the most McCovey home runs to visitors, having done so five times. The other Giants to give up multiple are Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto with four and Matt Cain, Kevin Correia, Tim Hudson, Matt Morris, Hunter Strickland, Brett Tomko, and Ryan Vogelsong twice each. Correia is the only pitcher to have given up a splash hit both as a Giant and as a visiting pitcher (while pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014).

Players from opposing teams have hit home runs into McCovey Cove in the same game three times: on May 28, 2001 (Felipe Crespo and Mark Grace); on May 12, 2014 (Tyler Colvin and Freddie Freeman); and on August 9, 2019 (Stephen Vogt and Bryce Harper). [11]

No.HitterTeamDatePitcherInningScore Prior to HRScore After HRFinal Score
1 Todd Hundley Los Angeles Dodgers June 30, 2000 Robb Nen 9th8-2 LAD9-2 LAD9-2 LAD
2 Luis Gonzalez (1) Arizona Diamondbacks September 23, 2000 Shawn Estes 1st0-0 T3-0 ARI7-5 ARI
3 Mark Grace Arizona Diamondbacks May 28, 2001 Tim Worrell 12th1-1 T2-1 ARI2-1 ARI (12)
4 Luis Gonzalez (2) Arizona Diamondbacks May 30, 2002 Kirk Rueter 4th0-0 T1-0 ARI1-0 ARI
5 Ryan Klesko San Diego Padres April 9, 2003 Ryan Jensen 3rd9-5 SF9-6 SF15-11 SF
6 Hee-Seop Choi Florida Marlins April 30, 2004 Kevin Correia (1)2nd6-2 FLA9-2 FLA12-9 SF
7 Corey Patterson Chicago Cubs August 7, 2004 Tyler Walker 6th4-3 CHC6-3 CHC8-4 CHC
8 Cliff Floyd (1) New York Mets August 21, 2004 Brett Tomko (1)5th3-3 T6-3 NYM11-9 NYM (12)
9 Russell Branyan Milwaukee Brewers April 23, 2005 Brett Tomko (2)4th1-1 T2-1 MIL6-2 SF
10 Larry Walker St. Louis Cardinals July 8, 2005 Jason Schmidt 1st0-0 T2-0 STL3-1 STL
11 Carlos Delgado (1) Florida Marlins July 23, 2005 Brad Hennessey 5th3-2 FLA5-2 FLA16-4 FLA
12 Cliff Floyd (2) New York Mets April 25, 2006 Jamey Wright 8th2-1 NYM4-1 NYM4-1 NYM
13 Carlos Delgado (2) New York Mets April 26, 2006 Matt Morris (1)3rd2-0 SF2-1 SF9-7 NYM (11)
14 Carlos Delgado (3) New York Mets May 9, 2007 Matt Morris (2)4th1-0 NYM2-0 NYM5-3 NYM
15 Adam LaRoche (1) Pittsburgh Pirates August 11, 2007 Tim Lincecum (1)4th2-0 PIT3-0 PIT13-3 PIT
16 Lance Berkman Houston Astros May 15, 2008 Vinnie Chulk 9th7-7 T8-7 HOU8-7 HOU
17 Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers July 19, 2008 Osiris Matos 7th5-5 T6-5 MIL8-5 MIL
18 Brian Giles San Diego Padres August 24, 2008 Kevin Correia (2)1st0-0 T1-0 SDP7-4 SF
19 Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks September 29, 2009 Jonathan Sánchez 4th2-0 SF2-1 SF8-4 SF
20 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox June 27, 2010 Tim Lincecum (2)1st0-0 T1-0 BOS5-1 BOS
21 Adam LaRoche (2) Arizona Diamondbacks August 27, 2010 Tim Lincecum (3)1st0-0 T3-0 ARI6-0 ARI
22 Adam LaRoche (3) Arizona Diamondbacks August 28, 2010 Sergio Romo 9th9-3 ARI11-3 ARI11-3 ARI
23 Rick Ankiel Atlanta Braves October 8, 2010 Ramón Ramírez 10th4-4 T5-4 ATL5-4 ATL (10)
24 Dioner Navarro Los Angeles Dodgers July 20, 2011 Tim Lincecum (4)7th0-0 T1-0 LAD1-0 LAD
25 Mitch Moreland Texas Rangers June 9, 2012 Ryan Vogelsong (1)8th5-0 SF5-1 SF5-2 SF
26 Carlos González Colorado Rockies April 8, 2013 Madison Bumgarner (1)3rd3-0 SF3-1 SF4-2 SF
27 Domonic Brown Philadelphia Phillies May 6, 2013 Madison Bumgarner (2)5th4-1 PHI5-1 PHI6-2 PHI
28 Brian McCann Atlanta Braves May 10, 2013 Matt Cain (1)5th6-0 SF6-2 SF8-2 SF
29 Carlos González (2) Colorado Rockies May 25, 2013 Barry Zito 1st0-0 T2-0 COL6-5 SF (10)
30 Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates August 22, 2013 Matt Cain (2)2nd1-0 PIT2-0 PIT10-5 PIT
31 Carlos González (3) Colorado Rockies April 11, 2014 Madison Bumgarner (3)3rd1-0 COL3-0 COL6-5 SF
32 Yasmani Grandal San Diego Padres April 30, 2014 Tim Hudson (1)9th3-1 SF3-2 SF3-2 SF
33 Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves May 12, 2014 Javier López 9th4-1 SF4-2 SF4-2 SF
34 Curtis Granderson (1) New York Mets June 8, 2014 Tim Lincecum (5)6th4-2 SF4-3 SF6-4 SF
35 Adam Dunn Chicago White Sox August 13, 2014 Jake Peavy 4th0-0 T1-0 CHW7-1 SF
36 Corey Dickerson Colorado Rockies August 27, 2014 Tim Hudson (2)5th1-0 SF1-1 T4-2 SF
37 Ender Inciarte Arizona Diamondbacks September 9, 2014 Yusmeiro Petit 4th3-0 SF3-1 SF5-1 SF
38 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals October 7, 2014 Hunter Strickland 7th2-1 SF2-2 T3-2 SF
39 Cody Asche Philadelphia Phillies July 11, 2015 Ryan Vogelsong (2)6th2-1 PHI4-1 PHI8-5 SF
40 Ben Zobrist Chicago Cubs May 20, 2016 George Kontos 8th5-1 CHC6-1 CHC8-1 CHC
41 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers June 12, 2016 Hunter Strickland (2)7th2-0 SF2-1 SF2-1 SF
42 Curtis Granderson (2) New York Mets August 19, 2016 Johnny Cueto (1)2nd0-0 T1-0 NYM8-1 SF
43 Mike Moustakas (1) Kansas City Royals June 14, 2017 Johnny Cueto (2)2nd0-0 T1-0 KC7-2 KC
44 Chase Utley Los Angeles Dodgers September 12, 2017 Johnny Cueto (3)4th1-0 SF1-1 T5-3 LAD
45 Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers September 13, 2017 Matt Moore 5th2-0 LAD4-0 LAD4-1 LAD
46 Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals July 8, 2018 Ray Black 8th11-5 SF11-8 SF13-8 SF
47 Max Muncy Los Angeles Dodgers September 30, 2018 Chris Stratton 5th12-0 LAD14-0 LAD15-0 LAD
48 Max Muncy (2) Los Angeles Dodgers June 9, 2019 Madison Bumgarner (4)1st0-0 T1-0 LAD1-0 LAD
49 Michael Conforto New York Mets July 21, 2019 Conner Menez 2nd0-0 T1-0 NYM3-2 SF (12)
50 Robel García Chicago Cubs July 22, 2019 Shaun Anderson 2nd0-0 T1-0 CHC5-4 SF
51 Bryce Harper (2) Philadelphia Phillies August 9, 2019 Tony Watson 7th6-5 SF8-6 PHI9-6 PHI
52 Shin-Soo Choo Texas Rangers August 2, 2020 Jeff Samardzija 5th3-1 TEX5-1 TEX9-5 TEX
53 Daulton Varsho Arizona Diamondbacks September 5, 2020 Trevor Gott 7th4-1 SF4-2 SF4-3 SF
54 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds April 12, 2021 Jarlin García 6th2-0 CIN3-0 CIN3-0 CIN
55 Mike Moustakas (2) Cincinnati Reds April 13, 2021 Kevin Gausman 1st2-0 CIN4-0 CIN7-6 SF
56 Jake Cronenworth San Diego Padres May 9, 2021 Johnny Cueto (4)2nd0-0 T2-0 SDP11-1 SDP
57 Max Muncy (3) Los Angeles Dodgers May 22, 2021 Scott Kazmir 1st0-0 T1-0 LAD6-3 LAD
58 Joc Pederson (2) Chicago Cubs June 3, 2021 Anthony DeSclafani 3rd1-0 SF2-1 CHC7-2 SF

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world.

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Willie Charles Kirkland is a retired American professional baseball player. A right fielder and a powerful left-handed hitter, Kirkland appeared in 1,149 games in Major League Baseball over nine seasons for the San Francisco Giants (1958–1960), Cleveland Indians (1961–1963), Baltimore Orioles (1964) and Washington Senators (1964–1966). He also spent six seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball as a member of the Hanshin Tigers during his 20-year pro career. Born in Siluria, Alabama, he grew up in Detroit.

2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game 78th MLB midseason exhibition

The 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 78th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 10, 2007, at AT&T Park, the home of the NL's San Francisco Giants. It marked the third time that the Giants hosted the All Star Game since moving to San Francisco for the 1958 season. The 1961 and 1984 All Star Games were played at the Giants former home Candlestick Park, and the fourth overall in the Bay Area, with the Giants bay area rivals the Oakland Athletics hosting once back in 1987, and the second straight held in an NL ballpark.

The 2007 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 125th year in Major League Baseball, their 50th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their eighth at AT&T Park. The team finished in fifth place in the National League West with a 71-91 record, 19 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. Their season began with the team attempting to return to the post-season for the first time since 2003. New manager Bruce Bochy was hired to help the club improve on a 76 win season in 2006. Giants left fielder Barry Bonds entered 2007 with 21 home runs shy of tying Hank Aaron for most career home runs. On August 7, 2007, Bonds broke the all-time home run record with his 756th career home run and 22nd of the season. The rotation was bolstered by the arrival of Barry Zito, who was signed to the largest contract ever for a pitcher during the off-season. On September 21 it was revealed that Bonds would not return to the team following the 2007 season.

The 2001 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 119th year in Major League Baseball, their 44th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their second at Pacific Bell Park. The team finished in second place in the National League West with a 90–72 record, 2 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they finished three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the Wild Card spot. The Giants set franchise records for home runs (235) and pinch hit home runs (14).

The 1962 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 80th year in Major League Baseball, their fifth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their third at Candlestick Park. The team finished in first place in the National League with a record of 103 wins and 62 losses. They finished the season tied with their arch-rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, for first place in the league, necessitating a three-game tiebreaker playoff to determine the pennant winner. The Giants won two of the three games to take their first National League title since moving to San Francisco, making the Giants the first NL Champions of the 162-game schedule era. They went on to the 1962 World Series, where they lost in seven games to the New York Yankees. The Giants had 1,552 hits in the regular season, the most in the club's San Francisco era.

The 2000 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 118th season in Major League Baseball and their 43rd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses, which was the best record in the major leagues in 2000. They lost the National League Division Series in four games to the New York Mets. The team played their first season in newly opened Pacific Bell Park. The Giants had 889 runs batted in (RBI), the most in franchise history, while their 925 runs scored is the most in the club's San Francisco era.

The 1969 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 87th year in Major League Baseball, their twelfth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their tenth at Candlestick Park. The team finished second in the newly established National League West with a record of 90–72, 3 games behind the Atlanta Braves, their fifth consecutive season of finishing second. The Giants set a Major League record which still stands for the most double plays grounded into by a team in a single game, with 7 against the Houston Astros on May 4.

The 1963 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 8 to October 6, 1963. The American League and National League both featured ten teams, with each team playing a 162-game schedule.

The history of the San Francisco Giants begins in 1883 with the New York Gothams and has involved some of baseball's greatest players, including Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Barry Bonds, and Gaylord Perry. The team has won three World Series titles and six National League (NL) pennants since moving to San Francisco.

Giants–Yankees rivalry Major League Baseball rivalry

The Giants–Yankees rivalry is a Major League Baseball rivalry between the San Francisco Giants of the National League and the New York Yankees of the American League. It was particularly intense when both teams not only inhabited New York City but also, for a time, the same ball park. During that era the opportunities for them to meet could only have been in a World Series. Both teams kicked off the first Subway Series between the two leagues in 1921.

Tyler Colvin American baseball player

Tyler Eugene Colvin is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, and the San Francisco Giants. Colvin played college baseball at Clemson University.

Mike Yastrzemski American baseball player

Michael Andrew Yastrzemski, nicknamed Yaz, is an American professional baseball right fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Yastrzemski played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Giants in 2019, and is the grandson of Hall of Famer and Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski.

2021 San Francisco Giants season Major League Baseball season

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is the San Francisco Giants' 139th year in MLB, their 64th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 22nd at Oracle Park. It is the Giants' second season under manager Gabe Kapler, who managed his first 162-game season with the club, and he led them to the best record in the league.

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  8. "Span's two-run homer | 09/11/2017". MLB.com.
  9. "Sandoval's three-run dinger | 04/04/2018". MLB.com.
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  11. "Colvin homers in first start as a Giants". The San Francisco Examiner. May 13, 2014.

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