San Francisco pitcher, Matt Cain, pitched the 22nd perfect game in MLB history last night. This is the first perfect game for the Giants as they defeated the Astros 10-0. Congratulations Matt!
Matty Alou, a former MLB batting champion, passed away yesterday at the age of 72. Alou played in the majors from 1960 - 74, primarily with the Giants and Pirates. He had a career batting average of .307 with his strength being as a singles hitter. Starting his career with the Giants, Alou was primarily a bench player. Matty and his brothers Felipe and Jesus made history with the Giants when in 1963, all three brothers played in the outfield at the same time.
Alou was traded to the Pirates prior to the 1966 season. In his first year in Pittsburgh Alou finished the season with a .342 batting average, which was enough to win the batting title. Alou's brother Felipe finished second to his younger brother with an average of .327. After five successful seasons in Pittsburgh, two of them being All Star years ('68 & '69), the Pirates sent him to St. Louis before the 1971 season. He played for four more years before finishing his career in 1974 with the Padres.
On September 20, 1957 the San Francisco Giants played their last game at Seals Stadium. Seals Stadium stood in San Francisco from 1931 through 1959 and served as the home of the San Francisco Giants for two seasons. On April 7, 1931, the Seals Stadium opened to be home for the Pacific Coast League's San Francisco Seals and Missions. Built of steel and concrete with a capacity of 18,600, the stadium had no roof over the grandstands due to San Francisco's lack of rainfall during the summertime.
A separate uncovered bleacher section was added to the stadium's left field when the New York Giants moved to the city in 1958. The New York Giants played at Seals Stadium for two years while Candlestick park was under construction. Seals Stadium was demolished in 1959 and many of the seats and light stanchions were reused at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.
You win the World Series, today is your parade and now these! Check out these mesh batting practice jerseys of two of the Giants most beloved players, Matt Williams and Will Clark.
Williams started his career in San Francisco in 1987 and remained there through the 1996 season. The five time All Star and three time Gold Glove winner led the National League in RBIs in 1990 and HRs in 1994.
Will Clark made his major league debut in 1986, and at his first at bat he hit a home run, off of Nolan Ryan no less. The six time All Star spent eight years in The City by the Bay and has remained a fan favorite.
So Giants fans, check out these stylish jerseys and have fun today. It's sure to be a day you'll never forget.