Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

San Francisco Giants Newsbeat

Friday, August 12, 2016

Gaylord Perry statue to be unveiled at ATT park Sat.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Giants will put the finishing touches on honoring their San Francisco-era Hall of Fame quintet by unveiling a statue in right-hander Gaylord Perry’s honor before the Aug. 13 game against Baltimore, the organization announced Monday.

The bronze image of Perry, 77, will join the sculptures of Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda that are located along AT&T Park’s perimeter. Each played virtually all or a significant amount of his career with the Giants after they moved to San Francisco in 1958.

spanx for the memories Posted: August 12, 2016 at 05:01 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: san francisco giants

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Washington Post: Nationals Execute Historic Triple Play

The Nationals were in a jam, so Dusty Baker inserted his Triple Play Defense:

The San Francisco Giants had loaded the bases with no outs against two Nationals relievers — Oliver Perez and Blake Treinen — and Baker was back out seeking a remedy. First, he replaced the right-handed Treinen with the left-handed Sammy Solis to face left-handed hitting Brandon Crawford. His next move was to double switch Ryan Zimmerman into the game by replacing Clint Robinson at first base and batting Zimmerman ninth. Baker’s last change was replacing Wilmer Difo with Danny Espinosa at shortstop.

Two pitches later, Crawford hit a soft line drive to Zimmerman, who calmly stepped on first base for the second out. Zimmerman then looked up, saw Denard Span had vacated third base for home unaware that he had caught the line drive, and coolly tossed the ball across the diamond to Anthony Rendon. Just like that, the Nationals had completed the first triple play in team history and the first 3-3-5 triple play in major league history.

Genius!


 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMargaret Whitton Dies at 67
(4 - 12:44am, Dec 06)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogDodgers sign free-agent pitcher Rich Hill | MLB.com
(50 - 12:36am, Dec 06)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogNationals Taken Aback by Bryce Harper Contract Demands
(19 - 12:35am, Dec 06)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(1177 - 12:24am, Dec 06)
Last: Dandy Little Glove Man

NewsblogOTP: 5 December 2016: Baseball's New Collective Bargaining Agreement
(146 - 12:06am, Dec 06)
Last: Chicago Joe

Sox TherapyWintry Mixing
(18 - 12:05am, Dec 06)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogDiamondbacks bring framing into focus with catching switch - SweetSpot- ESPN
(8 - 11:52pm, Dec 05)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogSeamheads.com Launches Redesigned and Updated Negro Leagues Database
(2 - 10:55pm, Dec 05)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogFive reasons Texas Rangers could say no to Edwin Encarnacion | The Star-Telegram
(8 - 10:45pm, Dec 05)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogThe Royals are in a bind and will have to do something about it soon | FOX Sports
(18 - 10:40pm, Dec 05)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT - College Football Bowl Spectacular (December 2016 - January 2017)
(61 - 10:38pm, Dec 05)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogGiants sign free agent closer Mark Melancon | MLB.com
(22 - 10:17pm, Dec 05)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogHeyman - Braves Join Sale Derby White Sox Seem Serious This Time
(18 - 10:15pm, Dec 05)
Last: Bote Man

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot
(3 - 9:22pm, Dec 05)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

Sox TherapyThe Post Mortem Concludes - Not Players
(6 - 9:17pm, Dec 05)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 0.1247 seconds
16 querie(s) executed