Author Archives: Charles Johnson

This Day in Giants History, September 16, 1911: “Victory” Faust Strikes Out Honus Wagner

Before a game at Forbes Field, the Giants’ mascot, Charles Victory Faust, strikes out Honus Wagner on three pitches, to the delight of the 20,000 fans.   The early twentieth century was a period in which almost all ballplayers had … Continue reading

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For Those Of You Keeping Score…

Wow. Tonight’s game was just dreadful, but as a public service for those who wonder how it compares to Giants-Dodgers games of the past: The last time the Dodgers scored at least 17 runs in a game against the Giants … Continue reading

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Which Cardinals Hit the Giants?

The St. Louis Cardinals rank with the San Francisco Giants as the most successful franchises in the National League. Whether by pennants or World Series championships or Hall-of-Famers, both franchises have been more successful than their competitors in the league. … Continue reading

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The Giants’ Most Lopsided Teams, Part 2

Last week, we looked at the most “lopsided” Giants teams where the difference between the team oWAR, that is, the portion of WAR generated by the offense, and the pWAR, that is, the portion of WAR generated by the pitchers, … Continue reading

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The Giants’ Most Lopsided Teams, Part 1

In 2012, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim powered their way to 89 wins primarily on the strength of their offense. Mike Trout led the Halos’ effort with an amazing 8.6 offensive WAR (or “oWAR,” which is WAR without consideration … Continue reading

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