Category Archives: This Day in Giants History

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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This Day in Giants History, July 29, 2009: Brian Sabean Is Not Afraid To Trade Pitching Prospects

In a day spent dismantling their infield, the Pirates send second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for top pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Giant general manager Brian Sabean has never been afraid to make a move. If his team has … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, July 22, 1910: Bugs Raymond Gets Himself Suspended

Bugs Raymond, talented but hard-drinking spitball pitcher, walks the winning run home in New York’s fourth straight loss to the Pirates. When Raymond shows up drunk for his next start, in St. Louis, manager John McGraw suspends him for the … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, July 1, 1921: Casey Comes to New York

Outfielder Casey Stengel, along with second baseman Johnny Rawlings and pitcher Red Causey, are traded from the last-place Phillies to the second-place Giants for infielder Goldie Rapp and outfielders Lance Richbourg and Lee King. At one point, early in his … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History, June 20, 1912: Ernie Shore Blows His First Chance in the Bigs

Tall and awkward, Ernie Shore never liked the farming he had to do as his family raised tobacco in North Carolina. So in 1910 he enrolled at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., the only Quaker college south of Philadelphia. He … Continue reading

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