Category Archives: history

Superstitions and Rally Headgear PLUS 2021 GBC Glossary of Terms (in progress)

Glossary of Shorthand Used Often on GBC: Irregular Season – the 2020, 60-game, Covid-shortened season Manfred Man – the free runner on second in extras in the 2020 and ’21 seasons College Double-Header – the seven-inning double-headers of the ’20 … Continue reading

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GBC’s All-Star Ballot 2021

I rushed it, last second, this year – right at the deadline – so I understand if you have beef about Machado. Longo was going to get my vote til he got hurt. So I made a knee-jerk heart call: … Continue reading

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Brandon Crawford Passes Travis Stonewall Jackson as Longest Tenured Giants Shortstop, Has Magical Night in Giants Win in Texas

No one has ever started more games at shortstop for the Giants than Brandon Crawford. In the 139-season history of the team, on either coast, Crawford stands alone at short having passed Travis Jackson, a Hall-of-Famer who joined the New … Continue reading

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Leading National League West by One Over Pads, Two Over Bums, SF Giants Welcome Weekend Challenge by Nemesis; Giants. Dodgers. Game One.

Giants. Dodgers. Regarded as one of the most competitive and longest-standing rivalries in American baseball, with some observers considering it the greatest sports rivalry of all time, says wiki. Fans of both sides, each and all, have memories of great … Continue reading

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It’s HOT in the City, Take the OVER – Giants Hope Cueto Stays Dominant and Giant Bats Wake Up

The highlight of this weekend so far was the back-to-back first triples by back-to-back rookies, who were also the 8th and 9th batters on the lineup card. Joey Bart and Mauricio Dubon inked their names into the lovely pages of … Continue reading

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Giants Drop Paired-Chromosome Count on Rox! Win 23 to 5!

An outrageous explosion of offense last night in Colorado was led by five hits and three home runs by Alex Dickerson, but filled with scoring opportunities the Giants capitalized on, as they were 11 for 26 with RISP and left … Continue reading

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Covering the SF Giants from 2010 to 2017

Welcome to Giants Baseball Corner Which was an independent view of the San Francisco Giants – some reporting, some fanposts, some history, some theorizing about management or strategy – between 2010 and 2017, all out of love for the baseball … Continue reading

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The 1962 World Series Between The Yanks and Our SF Giants

We’re playing in New York City against the Yankees this week, and immediately my thoughts turn to Willie McCovey whose line drive that could have won the first World Series in San Francisco was caught by Bobby Richardson in Game … Continue reading

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Giants in Queens, no wait … I mean Flushing: Common Misconceptions

The New York Metropolitans play in Flushing Meadows, which is kinda … Queens, a borough of New York. There are 5 boroughs. So our history is related to all this: OK. so. Shea stadium was in Flushing. It neighbored Citi … Continue reading

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We Are Down 4-2 and Petit just Got On in the Bottom of the 4th

That’s only his second hit all year, he’s 1 for 25 (heh,heh,heh) – Joe Buck and I am posting this just to mark the moment. (a few days later …) Wow. Using nine different guys in the 9-spot, Bruce Bochy … Continue reading

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About Giants Baseball Corner

As we slowly put Giants Baseball Corner together, the Giants are in chilly Milwaukee to play the Brewers tonight with Barry Zito on the mound. Hank Schulman tweeted today that : If Zito starts with 3 shutout innings, he will … Continue reading

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