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No-Hitters — and Pitching — Have Changed in a Century

In pitching his second no-hitter in less than a year, Tim Lincecum joins some elite company in Giants history. Only one other Giant pitcher threw two no-hitters for the team, and looking at the no-hitters thrown by the two pitchers … 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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The 100: Fred Merkle (95)

It was nearly 30 years after the game and, Marianne Merkle remembered, even church wasn’t a safe haven. One Sunday morning in the 1930s, Merkle and her family were attending services in Florida, when a visiting minister introduced himself. “You … Continue reading

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1927 in a Box

Giants Checking In: Roger Bowman, Amsterdam, NY Billy Gardner, Waterford, CT Ruben Gomez, Arroyo, PR Ray Katt, New Braunfels, TX Stu Miller, Northampton, MA Don Mueller, St. Louis, MO Billy Pierce, Detroit, MI Dusty Rhodes, Mathews, AL Davey Williams, Dallas, … Continue reading

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Pitcher Injuries in Historical Context

There seems to be an impression out there that pitchers get hurt today more than they ever did before. Every time a high-profile pitcher gets hurt — this spring it’s been Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy of the Atlanta Braves … Continue reading

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