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2014 WILD CARD GAME
GIANTS DEFEAT PIRATES, 8-0
2014 DIVISION SERIES
GIANTS WIN NLDS 3-1 VS. WASHINGTON
2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
GIANTS WIN NLCS 4-1 VS. ST. LOUIS
2014 WORLD SERIES
GIANTS WIN WORLD SERIES 4-3 VS. KANSAS CITY
2014 WORLD SERIES PARADE
OCTOBER 31, 2014
The 2015 San Francisco Giants Media Guide
TAB LE O F C O NTE NTS
Club Directory Team Leaders AT&T Park
2014 Postseason Photos����������������������� 1 Yearly Batting������������������������������������� 333 Park Information�������������������������������� 420
Giants Staff Directory���������������������������15 Yearly Pitching����������������������������������� 337 Statue Dedications���������������������������� 421
Executive Bios�������������������������������������� 19 SF Giants Opening Day Info Splash Hits������������������������������������������423
Opening Day Info�������������������������������� 341 Home Ballparks����������������������������������424
2015 Giants Opening Day Lineups������������������������� 342 Year-By-Year Attendance������������425
Giants All-Star History Attendance Highlights������������������426
Manager and Coaches Past SF Games����������������������������������� 344
Bruce Bochy����������������������������������������� 44 AT&T Park Record Book���������������428
Giants All-Star Game Selections������ 348
Behind the Scenes League Leaders
Trainers/Medical���������������������������������� 64 Other Info
League Leaders and Notable
Staff������������������������������������������������������ 66 Performances������������������������������������ 349 Spring Training
2015 Giants Hall of Fame Spring Training Schedule������������������ 502
Players Biographies����������������������������� 68 Giants in the Hall of Fame������������������ 352 Scottsdale Stadium Information�������502
Roster������������������������������������������������� 252 National Baseball Hall of Fame Past Spring Training
and Museum������������������������������������ 353 Records���������������������������������������������503
2014 In Review Retired Uniform Numbers�����������������355 Broadcast Information
Final League Standings Special Recognition�����������������������358 English Broadcasters������������������������ 504
2014 Major League Standings����������� 256 Giants Wall of Fame�����������������������359 Spanish Broadcasters����������������������� 508
2014 National League Team Stats����� 257 All-Time Roster Hispanic Marketing
Giants Statistics All-Time Uniform Numbers����������360 Hispanic Marketing�����������������������������510
Giants Batting������������������������������������ 258 All-Time Playing Roster��������������������� 368 SFG Productions
Giants Pitching����������������������������������� 259 SFG Productions���������������������������������510
Individual Fielding������������������������������ 260 Postseason History Commitment to the Community
Highs and Lows���������������������������������� 262 Community Involvement�������������������� 511
Giants Postseason History����������380 Media Information
Record Breakdown���������������������������� 263 Postseason Awards�����������������������381
Day-By-Day Record��������������������������� 265 Media Information and Guidelines�����513
All-Time Postseason Roster��������382 Schedule
Players Transactions������������������������� 268 All-Time Postseason Results������386
Disabled/Bereavement List��������������� 270 2015 Schedule�������������������������������������517
All-Time Postseason Leaders�����409
Instant Replay������������������������������������ 271 All-Time World Series Leaders��� 410
Major League Attendance���������������� 273 All-Time LCS Leaders�������������������� 411
All-Time LDS Leaders�������������������� 412
Opponents Franchise Postseason Records���������413
National League Club Directory�������� 276
American League Club Directory������ 290 Scouting & Player Development
Scouting Directory����������������������������� 432
History Minor League System����������������������� 435
Giants Records Minor League Staff���������������������������� 436
Franchise Year-By-Year��������������������� 300 2014 Standings and Statistics
Giants vs. American League������������� 302 Farm System Records����������������������� 436
Yearly Win-Loss Breakdown������������ 302 Minor League Teams
Best Record - By Game��������������������� 304 Sacramento Rivercats�����������������������439
Worst Record - By Game������������������� 305 Richmond Flying Squirrels����������������� 441
Franchise Records����������������������������� 306 San Jose Giants���������������������������������443
Giants Records����������������������������������� 307 Augusta GreenJackets���������������������� 445
Single-Game Record Book���������������� 308 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes�������������������447
Top Tens Arizona Giants������������������������������������ 449
All-Time Batting����������������������������������311 Dominican Giants������������������������������� 451
Single-Season Batting and Pitching�����315 Minor League Players
Rookie Batting and Pitching���������������319 Players Biographies��������������������������� 453
Fielding Records and Leaders����������� 323 2014 First-Year Player Draft��������������� 500
Yearly Team Totals
Yearly Team Batting Totals���������������� 327
Yearly Team Pitching Totals��������������� 329
Month-By-Month Breakdown���������� 331

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Boxes Index
Achievements, Last, San Francisco Giants��������������� 351 Pitchers, Youngest Starter to Win Series
AT&T Park Ground Rules������������������������������������������������ 427 Clincher in Postseason History�������������������������������100
AT&T Park Top 5 Regular Season Crowds����������������� 427 Postseason, Lowest ERA (min. 30 ip)�����������������������������71
Attendance Records, AT&T Park��������������������������������� 427 Postseason, Extra-Inning HRs (Giants)�������������������������85
Attendance, Major League 2014���������������������������������� 273 Postseason, Giants to win NLCS MVP������������������������101
Award, Harry S. Jordan���������������������������������������������������119 Postseason, Longest Streaks of Scoreless IP on road��104
Award, Willie Mac, 2014��������������������������������������������������101 Postseason, Longest Scoreless inning streaks
Batting Title, NL Catchers Since 1876�������������������������213 WS history��������������������������������������������������������������������������105
Bochy, Bruce Postseason, Most Consecutive games w/o
Managers with Three-or-more WS Titles��������������44 allowing a run���������������������������������������������������������������116
Most Wins by Active Managers�������������������������������45 Postseason, Walk-Off Homer, Clinching���������������������149
Managerial History, Giants 1883-2013��������������������46 Postseason, Walk-Off Victories������������������������������������414
Broadcast Affiliates�������������������������������������������������������� 509 Postseason, Walk-Off Losses����������������������������������������414
Broadcasters, San Francisco Giants (1958-Present)��� 509 Postseason, Walk-Off Hits���������������������������������������������414
Coaches, Giants All-Time����������������������������������������������� 369 Postseason, Extra Inning Games����������������������������������415
Consecutive Batters Retired, Single Season����������� 205 Postseason, Longest Games by Time��������������������������415
Cycles, Giants������������������������������������������������������������������� 309 Postseason, Longest Hitting Streaks��������������������������415
Decade Club��������������������������������������������������������������������������61 Postseason, 10+ Strikeouts in a Game������������������������416
Games Played, Since 2008����������������������������������������������197 Postseason, Longest On Base Streaks�����������������������416
Gardner, Lori Ann (family room)��������������������������������������50 Postseason, Longest Scoreless Inning Streaks�������416
Gold Glove Winners��������������������������������������������������������� 261 Postseason, Home Run Chart����������������������������������������417
Grand Slams, For 1st Career Home Run, Giants��������120 Postseason, Achievements, Last, Giants�������������������417
Hitting Streaks, Giants���������������������������������������������������� 371 Rainouts, Giants��������������������������������������������������������������� 200
Home Run as 1st ML Hit in First ML Game������������������123 RBI, Giants Records by Position����������������������������������� 324
Home Runs, Inside the Park, AT&T Park History������183 Retired Numbers, Giants������������������������������������������������ 357
Home Run, Most in a Game by Giants������������������������� 270 Rookie of the Year, Giants Winners������������������������������214
Home Run Records, by Position, Giants��������������������� 323 Rookies, 2015������������������������������������������������������������������������81
Milestone Victories��������������������������������������������������������� 325 Sabean, Brain
MVP, Batting Title, World Series, Same Season������213 Top Trades�����������������������������������������������������������������������21
MVP, Giants Winners�������������������������������������������������������210 Winnings GMs����������������������������������������������������������������20
MVP, NL Catchers to Win Award����������������������������������211 Scoreless Streaks, Longest in SF-Era History����������161
MVP, NL Rookie of the Year, Career�����������������������������212 Strikeouts, All-Time Leaders�����������������������������������������160
No Hitters by Giants and Against�����������������������������������������310 Title Clinching, Dates, Giants���������������������������������������� 326
Owners, Giants 1882-Present������������������������������������������19 Triple Plays, SF-Era History������������������������������������������� 224
Pitchers, 200 Strikeout Seasons in SF History����������159 Winning Streaks, Giants������������������������������������������������� 373
Pitchers, Youngest Giants at Time of ML Debut�������102 Winning/Losing Streaks, Giants 1900-2014�������������� 264
Pitchers, Youngest Giants in Debut Since 1958��������103

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San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-2000 • sfgiants.com • sfgigantes.com

San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC


Chief Executive Officer: Laurence M. Baer

PRINCIPAL OWNERS
Laurence M. Baer Daniel Geller Trust Duane Kurisu A. Daniel Scheinman
Allan G. Byer Philip Halperin Peter A. Magowan David Schnell
Alex Byer Tori Humphrey Jeffrey Mallett John Scully
Philip Byer David Jenkins Philip D. Morais Scott Seligman
William Chang Charles B. Johnson Lawrence Nibbi Robert L. Sockolov
Trina Dean Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. Nancy Olsen Jed Walentas
George Drysdale Arthur H. Kern Arthur Rock David S. Wolff
Paul Wythes, Jr.
ADMINISTRATION
President & Chief Executive Officer�� Laurence M. Baer Community Ambassador ������������������������ Lon Simmons
Special Assistant ���������������������������������������� Willie Mays Community Ambassador�����������������������Dave Dravecky
Senior Advisor���������������������������������������Willie McCovey Executive Assistant to the President
Special Assistant �������������������������������������������� Will Clark & Chief Executive Officer����������������������������� Terri Guess
Community Ambassador��������������������� Orlando Cepeda Administrative Assistant��������������������������������Misha Hurd
BASEBALL OPERATIONS
Senior Vice President and General Manager Coordinator, Pacific Rim Scouting������������������ John Cox
�������������������������������������������������������������� Brian R. Sabean Senior Consultant, Player Personnel������������ Jack Hiatt
Executive Assistant to the General Manager Special Assistant, Player Personnel������������Fred Stanley
�������������������������������������������������������������� Karen Sweeney Special Assistant, Player Development� Joe Amalfitano
Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Special Assistant, Player Development���Jim Davenport
Player Personnel����������������������������������������� Dick Tidrow Senior Director, Team Travel/
Vice President and Assistant Home Clubhouse Manager��������������������Bret Alexander
General Manager�������������������������������������� Bobby Evans Senior Director, Arizona Baseball Operations/Major
Vice President and Assistant General Manager, League Equipment Manager��������������������������� Alan Lee
Scouting & International Operations������������ John Barr Senior Manager, Player Personnel Administration
Special Assistant to the General Manager���Felipe Alou ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Clara Ho
Vice President, Pro Scouting Director of Employee Assistance Program
& Player Evaluation��������������������������������� Jeremy Shelley ��������������������������������������������������������������� Mike Mombrea
Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations�����������Tony Siegle Coordinator, Video Coaching Systems���� Danny Martin
Director, Player Development�������������������Shane Turner Coordinator, Video Coaching Systems������Yo Miyamoto
Coordinator of Instruction/Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Organizational Travel���������Mike Scardino
������������������������������������������������������������������ Steve Decker Coordinator, Medical Administration������� Chrissy Yuen
Coordinator of Minor League Pitching��������Bert Bradley Coordinator, Scouting Administration����� Adam Nieting
Senior Director, Minor League Operations and Coordinator, Minor League Operations����Eric Flemming
Quantitative Analysis�������������������������Yeshayah Goldfarb Coordinator, Arizona Minor League Operations
Senior Advisor, Scouting���������������������������� Paul Turco �������������������������������������������������������������������Gabe Alvarez
Senior Advisor, Scouting�������������������������������Lee Elder Scouting Assistant������������������������������� Jose Bonilla
Senior Advisor, Scouting����������������������������� Ed Creech Home Clubhouse Coordinator�������������Brad Grems
Senior Advisor, Scouting��������������������������Matt Nerland Home Clubhouse Assistants��������Brandon Evans,
Senior Advisor, Scouting������������������������ Doug Mapson ����������������������������������������������������� David Loewenstein
Senior Advisor Home Clubhouse�� Miguel Murphy Visitors Clubhouse Manager������������ Abe Silvestri
Director, D.R. Operations������������������������Pablo Peguero Visitors Clubhouse Assistants������������Ron Garcia,
Assistant Director, �����������������������������������Kent Nugen, Mark Sagrafena
Dominican Republic Operations�������������� Felix Peguero
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COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Vice President, Communications and Senior Advisor to the CEO���������������������������������������������Staci Slaughter
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Communications����������������������������������������������������������� Lyz Socha
Media Relations
Senior Director, Broadcast Services��� Maria Jacinto Coordinator, Baseball Information
Senior Director, Media Relations������Jim Moorehead and Media Relations���������������������������� Liam Connolly
Director, Baseball Information������������Matt Chisholm Media Relations Assistant �����������������Megan Nelson
Hispanic Marketing and Media Relations Manager Media & Communications Consultant������Joan Ryan
& Spanish Language Broadcaster����Erwin Higueros
Public Affairs/Community Relations
Vice President, Public Affairs Manager, Community & Family Programs
& Community Relations������������������������� Shana Daum ������������������������������������������������������������ Bertha Fajardo
Senior Manager, Public Affairs Manager, Community &
& Community Relations����������������������� Albert Jaimes Player Relations������������������������������������� Bobby Baksa
Creative Services
Vice President, Creative Services Graphic Designer��������������������������������Wayland Chew
& Visual Identity������������������������������������Nancy Donati Production/Graphic Designer����������Kristin Bagshaw
Director, Photography & Archives��� Missy Mikulecky Archives Inventory Assistant���������������� Alison Drake
Director, Graphic Design��������������������������� Brian Bisio Staff Photographer����������������������������������� Andy Kuno
Photography Assistant������������������ Suzanna Mitchell
Giants Community Fund
Executive Director���������������������������������Sue Petersen Junior Giants Manager�������� Nicole Z. Catchatoorian
Deputy Director������������������������������������� Paul Giuliacci Senior Coordinator, Development
Development Director�������������Carolyn Della Maggiore & Health����������������������������������������������������Blaine Mauldin
Junior Giants Junior Giants Coordinators�������������������� Bailey West,
and Special Projects Manager��� Cassandra Hofman ��������������������������������������������������������Katja Zimmerman
Finance���������������������������������� Peggy Della Rocchetta
BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Senior Vice President, Business Operations����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Mario Alioto
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Business Operations���������������������������������������������������� Donna Bull
Ticket Sales/Services/Client Relations
Managing Vice President, Executive Assistant to Managing VP,
Ticket Sales & Services�������������������������Russ Stanley Ticket Sales & Services�������������������������Carolyn Uroz
Receptionist, Ticket Office Lobby������������������Emily Bliss
Tickets Sales
Vice President, Ticket Sales������������������ Jeff Tucker Senior Season Ticket Sales Executive��������������������
Director, Season Ticket Sales���������� Craig Solomon �����������������������������������������������������Diane McDermott
Director, Business Bulk Ticket Account Manager�������������������� Bill Dion
Development/Ticket Sales���������������Matt Peterson Special Events Sales Coordinator�� Cameron Lochte
Senior Manager, New Ticket Sales���� Nick Zanotto Ticket Sales Executive������������������������������ Brian Eck
Senior Sales Executive, Business Ticket Sales Associate��������������������Alyssa Maitoza
Development/Ticket Sales������������������� Nipur Desai Ticket Sales Consultants�����������Matt Belcher, Alex
����������������������������Holden, Jonathan Lee, Matt Simpson
Ticket Services
Senior Director, Ticket Services����������� Devin Lutes Tickets Operations Manager�������Krystal Haughton
Senior Box Office Manager������������������ Todd Pierce Tickets Operations Coordinator����������Jon Rillera,
Ticket Systems Manager����������������� Ashley Connor ������������������������������������������������� Jazmyn Hammons
Ticket Systems Administrator���������������������������������� Box Office Assistant���������������������������Eric Hahn
�������������������������������������� Jack Ocampo, Jason Hicks
Client Relations
Vice President, Client Relations��Annemarie Hastings Senior Coordinator, Luxury Suites & Premium
Director, Client Retention & Services������ Joe Totah Services����������������������������������������Lindsay Campbell
Manager, Premium Seating Retention & Services Luxury Suite Assistant���������������������������John Ryziw
������������������������������������������������������� Amanda Nichols Director, Suite, Premium
Assistant Manager, Premium Seating Retention & Group Retention�����������������������Chistian Chapman
& Services��������������������������������������������� Greg Collier Manger, Suite, Premium
Manager, Spring Training & Client Retention & Group Retention��������������������������� Ashley Campisi
������������������������������������������������������������Greg Marinec Account Manager, Suite, Premium
Manager, Special Projects & Client Retention & Group Retention��������������������������� Lauren Grondin
���������������������������������������������������������� Margo Malone Coordinator, Suite, Premium
Manager, Client Retention and Services����������������� & Group Retention����������Ryan Lehman, Peter Sercia
����������������������������������Cindy Hernandez, Kevin Mark Customer Service Manager��������������� Casey Baksa
Client Services Representative������������ Erick Reyes Customer Service Specialists�������� Chaz Gallagher,
Director, Luxury Suites���������������� Candice Wozniak ���� Vanessa Padrones, Randy Rigali, Brian Thacker
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Strategic Ticket Services
Vice President, Strategic Revenue Services Senior Coordinator, Ticket Processing
�������������������������������������������������������������Jerry Drobny �������������������������������������������������������Donna Dal Bozzo
Senior Director, Sales Strategy��������������Rocky Koplik Account Processor����������������������������� Callie Ballard
Director, Ticket Accounting�������������������Kem Easley Strategic Revenue Services Assistant��������������������
Business Analyst, CRM Manager�����Amy Johnson ������������������������������������������������Gabrielle Marangell
Sponsorship, New Business Development and Media Sales
Managing Vice President, Sponsorship Senior Manager, Media Sales������������Brian Hastings
& New Business Development����������������Jason Pearl Senior Sponsorship Activation Coordinator
Director, Sponsorship Sales���������������� Bill Lawrence �����������������������������������������������������������������Mike Martin
Director, Sponsorship Activation Sponsorship Activation Coordinator������Sarah Levant
& Business Development�����������������������Kristin Shaff Sponsorship Activation Coordinator�����David Manley
Sponsorship Sales Account Manager���Susan Otolski Sponsorship Sales Coordinator�������������Ronan Baynes
Sponsorship Sales Account Executive Sponsorship Project Manager �������Nichole Clementi
������������������������������������������������������������������ Ryan Bates

Marketing
Senior Vice President, Marketing��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Tom McDonald
Marketing Project Manager����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Kara Gilmore
Strategic Media & Special Events
Vice President, Special Events Senior Director, Special Ticket Events
& Marketing Activation�������������������������Danny Dann ������������������������������������������������������� Faham Zakariaei
Director, Promotions & Event Production Special Ticket Event Marketing Assistant��������������������
��������������������������������������������������������Valerie McGuire ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Rocky Dudum
Promotion & Event Production Coordinator
���������������������������������������������������� Shannon Cunnane
Digital Media
Director, Digital Media���������������������� Bryan Srabian Coordinator, Digital Marketing������������� Gail Kenney
Manager, Social Media����������������������� Becky Biniek
SFG Productions
Senior Director, SFG Productions Digital Media Coordinator���������������������Brad Martens
& Entertainment�������������������������������� Chris Gargano Video Board Operations/Editor���������������� Colby Frank
Director, Executive Producer����������������Keith Macri Video Engineer�����������������������������������������Ben Dolinky
Entertainment Manager��������������������� Sarah Loving Producer����������������������������������������������� Anica Chavez
Senior Producer���������������������������Rachel Lawrence Entertainment Coordinator�������������������� Grace Kinder
Senior Producer/Creative Lead����������������Matt KcKee Assistant Videographer������������������������Everett Duran
Video Editor/Producer�������������������������� Alyssa Royce Digital Media Assistant������������������������ Bobby Scharff
Retail
Vice President, Retail Operations������� Dave Martinez District Manager ���������������������������������� Joe Pellacani
Director, Retail Operations Senior Store Manager, AT&T Park�������� David Sekavek
& Store Strategy����������������������������Bonnie MacInnes Store Manager, AT&T Park���������� Scott Wickersham
Senior Buyer���������������������������������������������� Dayn Floyd Senior Store Manager, Walnut Creek
Retail Buyer, Womens, Kids & Novelty���Lauren Porter ������������������������������������������������������������������Lupe Rivera
Inventory Control Manager���������������������� Paul Kelley Senior Store Manager, Palo Alto & Hillsdale
Warehouse Manager�����������������������������Hector Perez ������������������������������������������������������������������� Mario Lara
Coordinator, Authentication Senior Store Manager, Serramonte��Melyssa English
& Retail Initiatives���������������������������������� Kasey Colvin Store Manager, Stonestown Galleria
Visual Merchandiser����������������������Humberto Salazar & Embarcadero Center�������������������Markus Feliciano
Buyers Assistant������������������������������ Kara Destrempe Store Manager, Valley Fair�������������������Lissette Lopez
Retail Assistant������������������������������������� Terence Ortiz
Giants Marketing Group (gmg)
President�������������������������������������������������Mario Alioto Vice President, Business Operations������Jason Pearl
ADMINISTRATION
Senior Vice President, Administration������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Alfonso G. Felder
Administration Project Manager������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Leslie Lee
Ballpark Operations
Senior Vice President, Ballpark Operations Director, Maintenance��������������������������Randy Gomez
����������������������������������������������������������������� Jorge Costa Maintenance Manager���������������������������Adan Toledo
Vice President, Ballpark Operations����� Gene Telucci Maintenance Manager������������������������� Isabel Barron
Senior Director, Security���������������������Tinie Roberson Director of Field Operations���������������������� Greg Elliott
Security Manager��������������������������������� Charles Allen Systems Analyst����������������������������������Spencer Serafin
Senior Director, Special Events�������������������Tom Zorn Mail & Supply Coordinators����������������� Raul Rodriguez ,
Senior Director, Ballpark Operations�� Stan Sprinkles �������������������������������������������������������������������Juan Nuñez
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Giants Enterprises
Vice President & General Manager������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Stephen Revetria
Executive Assistant to the Vice President & General Manager������������������������������������������������������������ Lyz Socha
Vice President���������������������������������������������Sara Hunt Event Coordinator�������������������������Jasmine Ferugson
Director of Sales and Marketing��������������Joey Nevin Event Coordinator����������������������� Alexandra Capitolo
Director of Event Services���������������������Brad Hansen Event Coordinator������������������������������������������Kim Mai
Gotham Club Manager�������������������Ryann Greenberg Marketing Coordinator������������������������������ Rory Davis
Senior Project Manager������������������������Leah Trafford Sales Coordinator������������������������������������Ryan Carroll
Senior Race Manager�������������������������Brian Kennedy Event & Spring Training Coordinator��Sarah Keyston
Membership Coordinator, Gotham Club
����������������������������������������������������������� Jenny Potstada
Guest Services
Vice President, Guest Services��������������� Rick Mears Manager, Guest Services & Tours�������������Kelli Duca
Director, Guest Services & Tours��� Alexis Lustbader Facilities Coordinator�����������������������������������������Vicki Kelley
Human Resources/EAP
Chief People Officer����������������������������� Leilani Gayles Compensation Senior Manager��������������� Lan Huynh
Vice President, Human Resources�����Joyce Thomas Human Resources Manager������ Fernando Fontanillo
Human Resources Manager����������������Nicole Bivetto Human Resources Specialist��������������Vince Limtiaco
FINANCE
Senior Vice President & Treasurer�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Lisa Pantages
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Finance & Giants Building Office Manager������������ Evelyn White
Director of Procurement�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Luis Lozada
Giants Building Lobby Receptionist�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Anthony Horton
Accounting
Vice President, Finance�������������������������Matt Causey Senior Accountant�����������������������������������Howard Kui
Assistant Controller������������������������������� Laura Porter Senior Accountant�����������������������Laura Schumacher
Accounting Manager���������������������� Keith T. Scheeler Payroll Specialist�������������������������������������Maria Lopez
Payroll Manager���������������������������Dimitrios Manentis Accounts Payable������������������������������David M. Smith
Senior Financial Analyst���������������������Teresa K. Jang Retail Staff Accountant��������������������Emma Martinez
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bill Schlough
Senior Director, Information Technology�� Ken Logan Application Development Specialist-
Director, Strategic IT Initiatives & Baseball Systems��������������������������������� Michael Gries
Enterprise Architect����������������������������� Dave Woolley Telecommunications Manager�������������Lena Boswell
Director, Application Development������������� Dan Quill System Administrator�������������������������� Jackson Wan
Application Developer�����������������������������David Fujito IT Project Manager�������������������������������Nancy Garcia
Application Development Specialist- Systems Support Specialist�������������������� Jeremy Dye
Baseball Systems�����������������������������������������Paul Bien Helpdesk Administrator������������������ Mike Dominguez
LEGAL
Senior Vice President Executive Assistant, Legal/Mission Rock
& General Counsel����������������������������������� Jack F. Bair ���������������������������������������������������������� Susan Herman
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Special Projects Assistant����������Claudia Hayes
���������������������������������������������������� Elizabeth R. Murphy
AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS
China Basin Ballpark Company LLC (Affiliated with the San Francisco Giants)
President & Chief Executive Officer��Laurence M. Baer Vice President & General Counsel, Secretary
Senior Vice President, ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Jack F. Bair
Finance & Treasurer�����������������������������������Lisa Pantages
Giants Development Services LLC (Affiliated with the San Francisco Giants)
Chief Executive Officer�����������������������Laurence M. Baer Secretary������������������������������������������Elizabeth R. Murphy
President�������������������������������������������������������� Jack F. Bair Managing Director�����������������������������������������Jon Knorpp
Treasurer����������������������������������������������������Lisa Pantages Director of Real Estate�������������������������������������Fran Weld
San Francisco Baseball Media Holdings LLC
President & Chief Executive Officer��Laurence M. Baer Secretary & General Counsel����������Elizabeth R. Murphy
Treasurer����������������������������������������������������Lisa Pantages Chief Marketing Officer������������������������������� Mario Alioto

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS MISSION STATEMENT


The San Francisco Giants are dedicated to enriching our community
through innovation and excellence on and off the field.

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Laurence M. Baer
PresidenT and chief executive officer

A fourth generation San Franciscan, Larry Baer has gained a national


reputation as one of professional sports’ leading visionaries. Baer joined the
team in 1992 as the executive vice president after he and Peter Magowan
led the effort to assemble a new ownership group and negotiate the sale
that kept the Giants in San Francisco. A limited partner of the ownership
group, Baer was named chief operating officer in May 1996, team president
in October 2008 and CEO on January 1, 2012. In his first year as president
and CEO, the Giants won their second World Series Championship in three
years. In 2014, the Giants won their third World Series title in five years.
As president and CEO, Baer serves as the club’s “control” person on all
Giants, Major League Baseball and industry issues. Baer is responsible for
the overall day-to-day functioning of the organization. Under his direction
the Giants developed and constructed AT&T Park -- the first privately-financed Major League ballpark.
Since opening in 2000, AT&T Park has been widely praised as one of the “best ballparks ever built.” The
club has received unprecedented fan support – becoming one of only four teams to exceed three million
in attendance eight consecutive years (2000-2007).
Currently, the Giants enjoy the longest active home sellout streak in Major League Baseball of 327
games. With the support of more than 30,000 full season ticket holders, the Giants sold out the 2011,
2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons and welcomed more than 3.3 million fans each year. The Giants have been
the standard bearer in all of baseball for sponsorship revenue, and the ballpark continues to be one of the
most popular venues in the country for special events. In 2008, AT&T Park was named Sports Business
Journal’s Sports Facility of the Year, and in 2011 the Giants received Sports Business Journal’s Professional
Sports Organization of the Year award.
Baer also serves as a key strategist and negotiator of the club’s major business and baseball transac-
tions. This includes the Barry Bonds signing in November 1992, the naming rights agreement with
AT&T (then Pacific Bell) in 1996 and other strategic business partnerships. He led the effort to host
the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco and was the driving force behind the Giants partnership with
Comcast to create a regional sports network for the Bay Area.
Baer worked closely with the Giants Baseball department on strategic signings that keep several key
players in Giants uniforms for years to come, including Buster Posey, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner
and Hunter Pence.
Baer also serves as President & CEO of Giants Development Services, which is currently developing
Mission Rock – a new, mixed use urban neighborhood located on a 25-acre site across McCovey Cove
from AT&T Park. Once completed, Mission Rock will include more than eight acres of parks and open
space, an Anchor Steam Brewery, 650-1,500 residential units, 1.3 - 1.7 million square feet of office space,
a parking structure to serve ballpark and Mission Rock patrons, and up to 250,000 square feet of retail,
restaurants, and public amenities. The project is currently in the entitlement phase with groundbreaking
projected for 2016.
After earning Phi Beta Kappa honors at the University of California in 1980, Baer joined the Giants
as the club’s marketing director. In 1983, he left the Giants to attend Harvard Business School, followed
by a four-year tenure at Westinghouse Broadcasting in San Francisco and New York. He finally returned
to the Giants in December 1992 from CBS, Inc. in New York, where he had served as a special assistant
to the network’s chairman, Laurence Tisch.
Baer has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards throughout his career with the Giants.
This includes the San Francisco Distinguished Leadership Award for civic leadership (1996), “Sports
Torch of Learning Award” by the Scopus Society of the American Friends of The Hebrew University
(1995), and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award (2001). In 2010, Baer was the named
the “Person of the Year” by San Francisco Boys
and Girls Club, and in 2012 he was honored
as the Harvard Business School’s “Alumnus
of the Year.” In 2014, Baer was honored by
Giants Ownership
the University of California Berkeley with Ownership (CEO) Dates
its “Excellence in Achievement” award and John B. Day ........................Dec. 7, 1882 - Jan., 1893
received the Civic Leadership Award from the C.C. Van Cott .....................Jan., 1893 - Jan. 24, 1895
American Jewish Committee. Andrew Freedman ...........Jan., 24, 1985 - Sept. 9, 1902
Baer chairs Major League Baseball’s Long-
Term Strategic Planning Committee and serves John T. Brush ....................Sept. 9, 1902 - Nov. 26, 1912
on MLB’s Business and Media Board and MLB’s Harry N. Hempstead ........Nov. 26, 1912 - Jan. 14, 1919
Legislative Affairs Committee. Charles A. Stoneham .......Jan. 14, 1919 - Jan. 6, 1936
Baer is a member of the Board of Directors
of KQED, Inc., the San Francisco Committee Horace C. Stoneham ........Jan. 15, 1936 - Mar. 2, 1976
on Jobs, the Bay Area Council, Comcast Sports Robert A. Lurie ..................Mar. 2, 1976 - Jan. 12, 1993
Net Bay Area and is a member of the Boys and Peter A. Magowan............Jan. 12, 1993 - Oct. 1, 2008
Girls Clubs of America Pacific Region Board William H. Neukom...........Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2011
of Trustees.
Baer and his wife, Pam, co-chair the San Larry Baer...........................Jan. 1, 2012 – Present
Francisco General Foundation Campaign
Committee in support of the new hospital,
which will open toward the end of 2015.
Larry and Pam Baer reside in San Francisco with their four children.

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B a s e b a l l O p e r at i o n s
Brian R. Sabean
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

Brian Sabean, who is currently the longest-tenured General Manager in Major


League Baseball, was named San Francisco’s Senior Vice President and General
Manager on Sept. 30, 1996. During his 18 years as GM, he has seen the Giants
capture seven post-season berths (including four World Series appearances and
three Championships), with the club having earned more than half of its 11
overall playoff appearances since moving West.
Over the last five seasons, under Sabean’s watch, the Giants have won three
World Series titles, becoming the first team to win three titles in a five-year span since the New York
Yankees won four from 1996-2000.
Since Sabean assumed the GM reins following the 1996 season, the Giants have won three World
Championships (2010, 2012, 2014), four National League pennants (2002, 2010, 2012, 2014), five NL
West Division flags (1997, 2000, 2003, 2010 and 2012), two Wild Card entries (2002, 2014) and forced a
Wild Card tie-breaker game with Chicago in 1998, while posting a 1,556-1,358-1 (.534) mark during that
18-year span. This winning percentage is sixth overall in MLB, the third best in the National League and
best in the NL West Division during Sabean’s tenure. In addition, under Sabean, the Giants are one of only
three teams in the Major Leagues that have been to the World Series four-or-more times since 1997 (also:
Cardinals, four times and Yankees, six times) and are third in the National League with seven post-season
appearances in that span.
In his 23rd year with the organization, and 30th season as a baseball front office executive, the 58 year-
old Sabean was honored as 2010 Major League Baseball Executive of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the
BBWAA. He was tabbed with the same honor by both The Sporting News and Baseball America in 2003. In
2012, he was named Baseball America’s Executive of the Year as he stewarded the Giants to their second
World Series Championship in his tenure as General Manager.
Recently under Sabean’s watch, the Giants’ organization has received prestigious awards, being named
the Topps Organization of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America Organization of the
Year in 2010. These awards are given to Major League teams that show outstanding performance, depth
and talent throughout their Major and Minor league teams.
In his first year as the Giants’ GM, the Concord, NH native finished second in The Sporting News’
1997 Executive of the Year balloting. He seized national headlines for his bold player moves that season,
engineering some of baseball’s most successful blockbuster trades, which catapulted San Francisco to its
first divisional championship in eight years.
During his tenure as GM, Sabean has acquired some of the game’s best players via trades. They have
included Giants’ All-Stars Jeff Kent, Jason Schmidt, Marco Scutaro and Robb Nen, as well as standout per-
formers Ellis Burks, Joe Carter, Andres Galarraga, Kenny Lofton, Jose Mesa and J.T. Snow. The Giants’ GM
has been known to bring reinforcements during the July 31 trading deadline, acquiring the likes of Carlos
Beltran, Javier Lopez, Jake Peavy, Hunter Pence, Freddy Sanchez and Randy Winn.
The team architect also brought future Hall of Famers Omar Vizquel to San Francisco in 2005 and
Randy Johnson in 2008, while adding Giants’ All-Star Benito Santiago in 2001, two-time Gold Glove
catcher Bengie Molina, four-time All-Star Tim Hudson in 2013 and five-time National League All-Star (and
eventual 2010 World Series MVP) Edgar Renteria in 2009.
Before his promotion to GM in 1996, Sabean served one season as the club’s Senior Vice President,
Player Personnel in 1995 and enjoyed a three-year stint as Assistant to the General Manager and Vice
President of Scouting/Player Personnel. Prior to joining the Giants, Sabean played a vital role in developing
the Yankees’ farm system into one of baseball’s
finest. During his eight-year tenure with the
Yankees, he held several positions of increasing
responsibility, including Director of Scouting
All-Time Winningest
from 1986-90 and Vice President of Player
Development/Scouting from 1990-92.
General Managers
Sabean, who graduated from Concord (NH) (1950-2014, min. 10 seasons; 1,000 wins)
High School in 1974 and Eckerd College (St. Rank Name Years W-L PCT.
Petersburg, FL) in 1978, served as an assistant
baseball coach at St. Leo (FL) College in 1979 1. Brian Cashman* 17 1,633-1,117-2 .594
and the University of Tampa from 1980-82. He 2. John Schuerholz 26 2,348-1,794 .567
was then promoted to head coach at Tampa in 3. Bob Howsam 15 1,294-1,010 .562
1983, holding that post for two years, compil- 4. Al Campanis 19 1,576-1,283 .551
ing a 61-36 record and making the school’s 5. Chub Feeney 20 1,724-1,425 .547
first-ever appearance in an NCAA regional
tournament in 1984. 6. Dan Duquette* 14 1,273-1,091-1 .538
Sabean and his wife, Amanda, have two 7. Billy Beane* 17 1,484-1,268 .539
sons, Aidan and Declan. They are also the 8. Frank Cashen 15 1,265-1,093 .537
proud dad and stepmom to Colin, Sean, 9. John McHale 16 1,322-1,152 .534
Brendan and Darren. 10. Brian Sabean* 18 1,556-1,358-1 .534
*-active
Credit: Bill Arnold of Sports Features Group

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Dick Tidrow
Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Player PERSONNEL

A former American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year and 13-year Major
League veteran, Dick Tidrow embarks on his 22nd year overall with the club.
Tidrow has had an integral role in helping the organization win three World
Series titles over the last five seasons.
An invaluable aide to Brian Sabean, Tidrow came to the organization
prior to the 1994 campaign, serving as the club’s Major League scout for
the American League. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the General
Manager in 1996, and was elevated to Director of Player Personnel prior to the 1997 season. His current
responsibilities include providing Major League player recommendations for trade and free agent sign-
ings, overseeing the Giants’ minor league system and assisting in supervising the First-Year Player Draft.
His judgment for talent, whether acquired or developed through the farm system, can be seen
throughout the roster of the Major League club, as he had a major hand in the teams drafting and
development of Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Sergio Romo and Madison Bumgarner. Of the players on the
2014 World Series 25-man roster, 13 were either selected by San Francisco in the June draft or signed
their first professional contract with the Giants.
In addition to the Giants capturing seven post-season berths (including four World Series appear-
ances and three Championships) during Tidrow’s tenure, San Francisco’s farm system owns the highest
winning percentage in baseball over the past eight seasons with a .554 organizational mark, largely due
to Tidrow’s tutelage of the club’s pitching prospects.
Prior to joining the Giants organization, Tidrow served as a special assignment scout with the New
York Yankees from 1985 through 1993. The former right-handed pitcher, nicknamed “Dirt,” enjoyed
parts of 13 years in the Majors from 1972-84. He was honored as The Sporting News A.L. Rookie
Pitcher of the Year as a starter with the Cleveland Indians in 1972, while also capturing pennant and
World Series rings as a reliever with the Yankees in 1976 and ’77, respectively. He later pitched for the
Cubs, White Sox and Mets. His lifetime numbers show a 100-94 record with 55 saves and a 3.68 ERA.
The San Francisco native graduated from Mt. Eden High School in 1965 and Chabot
Junior College in 1967, both located in Hayward. Dick and his wife, Mari Jo, have three
children— Andy, Matt and Richelle—and make their home in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Sabean’s Top Trades


During his tenure as the Giants general manager, Brian Sabean has made 91 trades. Those
transactions have brought 103 players to San Francisco, including 2003 NL Cy Young runner-up
Jason Schmidt, 2000 NL MVP Jeff Kent, 100-game winner Kirk Rueter, Giants all-time saves leader
Robb Nen, six-time Gold Glover J.T. Snow, All-Stars Randy Winn, Freddy Sanchez, 2012 NLCS MVP
Marco Scutaro and Jake Peavy. Listed below are some of the two-time (2003, 2012) Executive of
the Year’s top deals:
Date Player(s) Acquired Player(s) Traded Club
July 30, 1996 Kirk Rueter, Tim Scott Mark Leiter Montreal
Nov. 13, 1996 Jeff Kent, Julian Tavarez, Matt Williams, Cleveland
Jose Vizcaino, Joe Roa Trenidad Hubbard
Nov. 27, 1996 J.T. Snow Allen Watson, Fausto Macey Anaheim
Nov. 18, 1997 Robb Nen Joe Fontenot, Mike Villano, Florida
Mick Pageler
July 31, 1998 Ellis Burks Darryl Hamilton, Jim Stoops, Colorado
Jason Brester
Dec. 8, 1998 Felix Rodriguez Troy Brohawn, Chris Van Rossum Arizona
July 24, 1999 Livan Hernandez Nate Bump, Jason Grilli Florida
July 30, 2001 Jason Schmidt, Armando Rios, Ryan Vogelsong Pittsburgh
John Vander Wal
July 28, 2002 Kenny Lofton Felix Diaz, Ryan Meaux Chicago-AL
July 30, 2005 Randy Winn Jesse Foppert, Yorvit Torrealba Seattle
July 30, 2009 Freddy Sanchez Tim Alderson Pittsburgh
July 31, 2010 Javier Lopez John Bowker, Joe Martinez Pittsburgh
July 30, 2011 Carlos Beltran Zack Wheeler New York-NL
July 27, 2012 Marco Scutaro Charlie Culberson Colorado
July 31, 2012 Hunter Pence Nate Schierholtz, Tommy Joseph, Philadelphia
Seth Rosin
July 26, 2014 Jake Peavy Edwin Escobar, Heath Hembree Boston

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Bobby Evans
Vice President and Assistant General Manager

Bobby Evans begins his 22nd season in the Giants baseball operations
department. As a valued member of the Giants’ braintrust, Evans has had
an integral role in helping the organization win three World Series titles in
the past five seasons (2010, 2012, 2014) and has helped the organization be
named the Topps Organization of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the
Baseball America Organization of the Year in 2010.
In his current role, Evans assists Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean in all
Major League and amateur contract negotiations, player acquisitions via trade or free agency and
all areas of Major League operations. He is also responsible for overseeing waiver and rule compli-
ance and assisting Dick Tidrow in overseeing the organization’s minor league system.
Recently, Evans has assisted Brian Sabean in contract negotiations for record setting deals
with Matt Cain and Buster Posey. He has also helped the GM work out extensions with Madison
Bumgarner and Hunter Pence; keeping the core of the club in a Giants’ uniform. In addition, he
oversees the signing of the organization’s top picks in the annual First-Year Player Draft.
In 2012, Evans received the Bowie Kuhn Award, which is presented annually at the Baseball
Winter Meetings (since 1984) to an individual, team or organization who demonstrates support of
the chapel program in professional baseball.
Evans is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was the
recipient of the John Motley Morehead Scholarship Award. He first joined San Francisco in 1994
as Administrative Assistant, Minor Leagues. Prior to joining the Giants, Evans served as an admin-
istrator in the Commissioner’s Office in New York. During his three-year tenure there, he worked
in baseball operations and assisted with compliance to the PBA. While in college, Evans interned
with the Boston Red Sox in the player development and scouting departments during the summer
of 1989.
Evans and his wife, Gwen, reside in San Francisco and have two sons, Jonathan and Jackson
and a daughter, Anjali.

John Barr
Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Scouting & International Operations

John Barr will begin his 31st season as a baseball executive and his eighth
season with the Giants, overseeing amateur and international scouting in
2014.
Under Barr’s guidance, the Giants have drafted players such as 2010
Rookie of the Year and 2012 National League MVP Buster Posey, Brandon
Crawford, Brandon Belt, Joe Panik and Andrew Susac all of whom have
contributed to the Giants’ three World Series titles over the last five seasons. In fact, seven of the
13 position players on San Francisco’s 2014 World Series roster were all selected by Barr in the
June draft.
The Audubon, NJ, native entered the front office ranks in 1984 with the New York Mets as
Administrative Assistant to Minor Leagues and Scouting where he remained until becoming the
East Coast Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins in 1988. As Scouting Director for the Baltimore
Orioles,(1989-90), Barr was responsible for selecting first rounders Ben McDonald (’89) and Mike
Mussina (’90). He served as Assistant General Manager for the San Diego Padres (1991-93) before
returning to the New York Mets (1994-97) as Scouting Director, where they added players such as
AJ Burnett, Paul Wilson, Jay Payton, and Terrence Long to their system. Barr then spent ten years
(1998- 2007) with the Los Angeles Dodgers as East Coast Supervisor where he was instrumental
in the selection of All-Star catcher Russell Martin, starting pitcher Edwin Jackson and reliever
Jonathan Broxton.
Barr was inducted into the Mid Atlantic Scouts Hall of Fame in November of 2008 and then
inducted into the Professional Scouting Hall of Fame during the summer of 2009.
The Rider University graduate resides in Haddonfield, NJ, with his wife Marianne, daughters
Kate, Eileen, and Mary, and son, Blake.

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Felipe Alou
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

Felipe Alou, a man whose name is synonymous with the Giants, returns for
his ninth season as a special assistant to the general manager after serving as
the club’s field manager from 2003-06. He works closely with Brian Sabean
on special assignments, ranging from Major League scouting and player
acquisition to minor league instruction. He provides evaluations and recom-
mendations at both levels.
The Dominican icon continues a long and storied career with the franchise, beginning with
his playing days as a member of the original San Francisco Giants club in 1958. He concluded
his four-year tenure at the helm of the Giants ranking seventh on the wins list for San Francisco
skippers with a 342-304 record.
The 2015 campaign will mark Alou’s 60th season in professional baseball. Following a distin-
guished 17-year playing career that ended in 1974, he was appointed a minor league manager in
1976 and remained in uniform each year through the 2006 campaign.
In 13 seasons as a Major League manager, the 1994 National League Manager of the Year posted
a 1,033-1,021-1 ledger and became just the 53rd skipper since 1900 to register 1,000 wins. The
Haina, Dominican Republic native is the first manager of Latin descent to win 1,000 games in the
big leagues, and is only the third foreign-born skipper to reach the milestone (current Giants skip-
per Bruce Bochy, France, 1,530-1,530; and Harry Wright, England, 1,000-825).
Alou became the first Dominican-born manager in Major League history when he assumed
control of the Montreal Expos on May 22, 1992. He was the fourth Latin American head man born
in the Caribbean Islands, following Mike Gonzalez (Cuba), Preston Gomez (Cuba) and Cookie
Rojas (Cuba).
Prior to the 2015 season, Alou was elected into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, acknowl-
edging his work with the Expos.
Primarily an outfielder during his playing days, the second Dominican-born player to reach
the Majors (following Ozzie Virgil with the 1956 New York Giants) was a three-time All-Star dur-
ing a 17-year career with the Giants (1958-63), Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (1964-69), Oakland
Athletics (1970-71), New York Yankees (1971-73), Montreal Expos (1973) and Milwaukee Brewers
(1974).
Alou, and his wife Lucie, make their home in Boynton Beach, FL with their two children,
Valerie and Felipe, Jr. He is also the father of daughters Maria, Christia, Cheri and Jennifer, along
with sons Jose, Moises, Felipe Jose and Luis.

Jeremy Shelley
Vice President, Pro Scouting and Player Evaluation

Jeremy Shelley begins his 22nd season in San Francisco’s baseball operations
department, currently serving as the club’s Vice President of Pro Scouting
and Player Evaluation, a position he was promoted to in January of 2013. In
his current role, Shelley oversees pro scouting staff at the major league and
minor league levels, including advance scouting. Additionally, he assists
General Manager Brian Sabean and Assistant General Manager Bobby Evans
with day-to-day operations, including player acquisitions, arbitration preparation and contract
research. He also provides support in statistical analysis, amateur scounting and international
operations.
Shelley has had an integral role in helping the organization be named the Topps Organization
of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America Organization of the Year in 2010.
The Concord, CA native began his career for the Giants as a baseball operations intern in 1994.
He was hired full-time as administrative assistant, baseball operations in 1996. He earned a BS in
finance from Santa Clara University in 1995.
Shelley and his wife, Suzanne, live in San Mateo with their daughters, Maria and Leah.

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Yeshayah Goldfarb
senior dIRECTOR, MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

Yeshayah Goldfarb enters his 15th season in the Giants baseball operations depart-
ment. He helps run the minor league operations on a day-to-day basis, including
spring training camp, roster formation, player evaluation, budget management and
affiliate team liaison. Additionally he provides statistical analysis on major league,
minor league, and amateur players for purposes of roster construction, player acquisi-
tion and development. He is also responsible for seeking out and incorporating new
technologies and data into baseball operations information systems.
Goldfarb graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego. A former pitcher
and team captain, he played four seasons with the Tritons and was elected most inspirational Player
by his teammates and also presented with the John Roth Memorial Award (Charlie Hustle) by the
coaching staff in 2000.
The Berkeley, CA native began his career with the Giants as a scouting intern and video assistant
in 2001 and was hired full time after the season as Assistant, Baseball Operations. Entering the
2015 season Goldfarb was promoted from Director to Senior Director, Minor League Operations and
Quantitative Analysis.
Goldfarb and his wife, Miranda, have a daughter, Eliana, and a son, Ezra, and reside in Oakland, CA.

Tony Siegle
senior advisor, baseball operations

Longtime front office executive Tony Siegle is in his third stint with the Giants
after rejoining the club in 2007 as a senior advisor in the baseball operations
department. He assists Brian Sabean, Bobby Evans and baseball operations
in waiver and rules compliance, contract negotiations, arbitration and trade
discussions.
Siegle, who has worked in Major League Baseball for the last five decades,
was previously with San Francisco during a five-year run from 1990-94 and
again for a brief stay during the 2001 season. Originally tabbed as San Francisco’s director of minor
league operations in August, 1990, he was elevated to the role of vice president, baseball administra-
tion and operations in December, 1992.
Prior to rejoining the Giants, Siegle spent five seasons (2002-06) as the assistant general man-
ager of the Washington Nationals franchise, first under G.M. Omar Minaya and then Jim Bowden.
Appointed to the position in February, 2002, when the club was still the Montreal Expos, he helped
oversee a myriad of personnel moves while navigating the unique circumstances of a franchise in
transition.
A former officer in the U.S. Navy, Siegle began his Major League Baseball career in 1965 as the
scoreboard operator at the Astrodome in Houston, and spent the 1969 season as the Phillies’ director
of stadium operations. He moved to the baseball operations side with Milwaukee in 1970 and has
since enjoyed a distinguished career in a variety of front office posts with the Brewers (1970-79),
Astros (1979-82), Phillies (1982-88 and 2001), Padres (1989), Angels (1990), Giants (1990-94, 2001
and 2007-present), Rockies (1995-2000) and Expos/Nationals (2002-06). During his tenure, the
University of Miami (FL) graduate has worked closely with or for 23 general managers and 22 manag-
ers - numbers believed to be unrivaled in baseball annals.
Tony and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona and have four children (Andrew, Amy
Beth, Zachary and Gregory) and nine grandchildren.

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Shane Turner
DIRECTOR, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Shane Turner begins his 20th season with the Giants, his second as the Director of
Player Development. He is chiefly responsible for the assignment, development and
evaluation of players throughout the Giants farm system.
From 2008-2013, Turner served as the Giants Coordinator of Minor League
Instruction. In this role, Turner traveled to each of the Giants’ minor league
affiliates to work closely with SF’s young players.
In his 19 years with the Giants, Turner has managed or coached at every
level within the Giants’ minor league system. He owns an overall record of 620-666 (.482) in 11 sea-
sons as a minor league skipper, having posted a winning record in each of his initial four campaigns.
The highlight of his managerial career came in 1998, when he led Class A Advanced San Jose to a
league-best 83-57 record and the California League Championship, the first ever in San Jose’s affilia-
tion with San Francisco. For his efforts at San Jose, he earned honors as best Major League managerial
prospect for Cal League by Baseball America.
Turner played professionally for 11 years as an infielder in the minor league systems of Chicago-
AL, Baltimore, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and New York-AL. He saw action on the Major
League level with the Phillies in 1988, Orioles in 1991 and Mariners in 1992, finishing with a lifetime
.236 batting average in 56 games. He singled in his Major League debut off former Giants pitcher
Scott Garrelts.
Turner was originally selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 1985 June draft. He
attended Cal State-Fullerton, where he finished ninth in the nation with 108 hits in 1985. Turner now
resides in Sinking Spring, PA.

Steve Decker
COORDINATOR OF INSTRUCTION and minor league HITTING

Former Giants catcher embarks on his fourth season as Coordinator of Instruction


and Minor League Hitting after spending two years managing at triple-A Fresno.
His 2015 campaign will be his 21st season within the Giants’ organization as either
a manager, coach or player. Decker returned to the San Francisco organization after
retiring as a player following his 2000 campaign.
Along with managing the Fresno Grizzlies, Decker was at the helm of Class
A Advanced San Jose in 2008 and double-A Connecticut in 2009. He earned
Northwest League Manager of the Year honors in 2006 and 2007 as the skipper for the Salem-Keizer
Volcanoes, where he made his managerial debut in 2005. His spent his initial four years in the coaching
ranks under Fred Stanley from 2001-02 at Salem-Keizer and 2003-04 at triple-A Fresno.
Decker appeared in 263 games over his Major League career, seeing action over seven big league sea-
sons with the Giants (1990-92, 1996), Florida Marlins (1993, ‘95), Colorado Rockies (1996) and Anaheim
Angels (1999). Was originally a 21st round selection by the Giants in the June 1988 draft out of Lewis &
Clark State College.

Paul Turco
SENIOR ADVISOR, SCOUTING

Paul Turco enters his 28th year in professional baseball, his 19th with the Giants.
During his tenure with the club, he has been a Florida area scout, east coast cross
checker and Major League scout. His current role has him report directly to
General Manager Brian Sabean on player personnel acquisitions.
Turco was previously a scout with the New York Yankees, working with
the club from 1987-95. Some notable signings include Brad Ausmus and Carl
Everett. Prior to joining the Yankees, he was the head baseball coach at Worcester (MA) State College
from 1981-83, leading the team to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Regionals. He took over the
Worcester State program after serving as a police officer with the Worcester Police Department from
1973-80, earning a promotion to the Detective Bureau in 1977.
A New England native, Turco was a pitcher in his playing days at Quinsigamond Community
College (Worcester, MA), finishing with a perfect 15-0 record.
He and his wife, Joyce, have two sons who are both professional scouts. Paul Jr. is a Major League
scout with the Giants, while Anthony is a pro scout with the Boston Red Sox.

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Lee Elder
SENIOR ADVISOR, Scouting

Lee Elder enters his 16th year within the San Francisco Giants organization and
his second as the Senior Advisor, Scouting. From 2000-2005, Elder worked as
an amateur scout, pro scout and an advance scout and in 2002 he signed three-
time All-Star Matt Cain. He became a Major League scout from 2005-2010 and
assumed the dual role of Major League Scout/Special Assignment Scout in 2011
until being promoted to his current position this past offseason.
Prior to joining the Giants’ organization, Elder worked as an amateur and pro scout for the New
York Yankees for 10 years from 1990-2000, where he earned three World Series Championship rings
(1996, 1998, 1999). Prior to getting into baseball, he worked in the business world, specializing in
sales, finance and computers and formed his own advertising company, which led him to meet George
Steinbrenner, who eventually brought him into baseball with the Yankees as an amateur scout under
current Giants General Manager Brian Sabean in 1990.
Born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, Elder graduated from Biloxi High School, Mississippi Gulf
Coast JC and the University of Southern Mississippi. He played baseball and basketball in High School
and Jr. College before being drafted into the US Army and eventually serving in the Vietnam War. After
returning from the service he enrolled in the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a BS degree
in marketing in 1976. He was named Biloxian of the Year in 2004 by the State of Mississippi Legislature
for outstanding accomplishments outside of the state and was inducted into the Biloxi Sports Hall of
Fame in November of 2013.
He and his wife, Debra have been married for 36 years and they have one son named Blake, who is
a corporate accountant in Atlanta, GA. They currently reside in Scottsdale, AZ.

Ed Creech
SENIOR ADVISOR, Scouting

Ed Creech, a widely respected figure throughout the game, is in his seventh year
in San Francisco’s organization before the Giants he served as Pittsburgh’s Director
of Scouting. Having spent over 37 years in professional baseball, he works closely
with John Barr in both domestic and international amateur scouting.
The 63-year-old Creech has also been a scouting director with the Los
Angeles Dodgers (1999-2001), St. Louis Cardinals (1998) and Montreal
Expos (1994-97). During his tenure as a scouting director, he has ushered 54 of his draft picks to
the Majors, including the likes of Javier Vazquez, Milton Bradley, Michael Barrett, Brian Schneider,
J.D. Drew, Jack Wilson, Shane Victorino, Tom Gorzelanny and Paul Maholm.
The Columbia, SC native played six seasons in the Expos organization after being the club’s
second round selection in the 1973 draft. Following his playing career, he became a coach and
manager for six years in the Montreal chain (1982-85, 1990-91). After serving as an area scout for
the team from 1985-91, he was promoted to the Expos scouting supervisor from 1991-93.
The Mercer University graduate resides in Moultrie, GA with his wife, Mary Ann, his daughter,
Kacey, and sons, Matthew and Nathaniel.

John Flannery
Senior Advisor, SCOUTING

John Flannery begins his first year with the San Francisco Giants and 2015 is his
35th year in professional baseball. He will report to John Barr and his primary
duties will be in the Amateur Scouting Department.
Prior to joining San Francisco, he began his scouting career in 1989 with
two stints with the Atlanta Braves as a part-time scout, area scout, Midwest
and National crosschecker. John also spent two years with the Kansas City
Royals as the Midwest crosschecker.
In 2008, Flannery was inducted into the Texas Scouts Association Hall of Fame.
The Lakewood(CA) High School graduate began his professional career as a player with the
California Angels in 1975. He played seven seasons of minor league baseball which included a brief
major league call up with the Chicago White Sox in 1977.
John and his wife Debbie reside in Austin, TX and have three grown daughters, Kristin, Holly
and Jamie.
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Matt Nerland
Senior Advisor, SCOUTING

Matt Nerland, who begins his 27th season with the Giants, serves as
a Senior Advisor in Scouting and reports directly to General
Manager Brian Sabean. In his current role, Nerland is responsible
for evaluating talent at both the major league and minor league lev-
els and provides input regarding player acquisitions and roster moves.
During his long tenure with San Francisco, Nerland also served as scout-
ing director and was instrumental in the First-Year player drafts from 1998-2006. During that
span, 44 players have matriculated to the major leagues. The San Francisco State graduate began
his career as an intern in the baseball operations department in 1989 prior to working in a variety
of capacities that ranged from front office responsibilities to amateur and professional scouting.

Doug Mapson
SENIOR ADVISOR, SCOUTING

Doug Mapson, who enters his 35th year in professional baseball, reports to John
Barr and assists in coordinating the Giants’ amateur scouting staff in the field.
During his storied career, he signed future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.
In 2013, Mapson was named West Coast Scout of the Year, which is
presented annually at the Baseball Winter Meetings by the Scout of the Year
program. In addition, in 2014 he was honored with the George Genovese
Lifetime Achievement in Scouting Award, present each year by the Professional Baseball Scouts
Foundation.
The longtime scout, who is entering his 23rd season with the Giants, has served as San
Francisco’s national cross-checker for the past nine seasons after serving as a special assignment
scout and western cross-checker for the first 10 years with the organization.
Prior to joining San Francisco, he was with the Chicago Cubs for 11 years as an area scout and
a west coast supervisor. He started his professional career as a part time scout for the Philadelphia
Phillies after being the head coach at Palmdale (CA) High School for 10 years.
The Carmel (CA) High School graduate played baseball at both Monterey Peninsula College and
U.S. International University in San Diego. Mapson and his wife, Patricia, live in Chandler, AZ. He
has three sons, Jeff, Jay and Dusty and three stepchildren, Vicki, Guy and Diane.

Pablo Peguero
DIRECTOR, DOMINICAN republic OPERATIONS

Pablo Peguero begins his 12th year with the Giants, coordinating the club’s
scouting and player development operations in the Dominican Republic.
A Dominican native, Peguero has an extensive background in baseball in
his island country. Prior to joining the Giants organization, he worked in the
Dominican for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a scout from 1984-86, staff coor-
dinator from 1987-89, scout and development coordinator from 1990-94. He
has been the GM for different Dominican Winter League Clubs, working for Campo Las Palmas
(Dodgers facility in D.R.) from 1995-2003 and now is currently the GM for the Gigantes del Cibao.
Notable players he signed for the Dodgers include Tony Abreu, Adrian Beltre, Raul Mondesi, Felix
Rodriguez, Angel Pena and Wilton Guerrero. He was also the general manager of the Dominican
Olympic Team in the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
The former catcher played nine seasons (1972-1980) in the minors with the Los Angeles
Dodgers, including the last four years at triple-A.
He and his wife, Xiomara, have a son, Felix, and a daughter, Patxi, and live in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic. His son was a former minor league player and currently is the Assistant
Director for Dominican Republic Operations with the Giants.

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Felix Peguero
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OPERATIONS

Felix Peguero begins his 10th year in the Giants organization, his second as
the Assistant Director of Dominican Republic Operations. Peguero assists
Pablo Peguero in the operations and scouting development in the Dominican
Republic and he oversees the scouting department. He joined the Giants
organization in 2006 as a player coach and then was elevated to an area
scout in 2007.
The 30-year-old Santo Domingo, D.R. native was a former catcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks
system from 2004-05.
He and his wife, Fabiola, reside in Santo Domingo, D.R.

John Cox
COORDINATOR, PACIFIC RIM SCOUTING

John Cox begins his 10th season with the Giants, serving as the coordinator
of Pacific Rim scouting. He is responsible for the club’s scouting efforts in
Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Cox previously worked in the scouting department of the New York
Yankees from 1994-2006, having been a Western region supervisor, pro
scout and Pacific Rim supervisor. During his time with the Yankees, he
was involved in the signings of such notable players as Hideki Matsui, Chin-Ming Wang and Jose
Contreras. He has also worked in the front office or scouting departments of the Chicago Cubs
(1973-85), Cincinnati Reds (1986-88) and Baltimore Orioles (1989-2006), having served in a
number of roles.
A former infielder, Cox played in the minors with the California Angels, Cubs and Oakland
Athletics. He currently resides in Yucaipa, CA.

Jack Hiatt
SENIOR CONSULTANT, PLAYER PERSONNEL

Jack Hiatt, a former Giants player, is in his eighth season with the Giants
in an advisory role after retiring from his longtime position as the club’s
Director of Player Development. He works closely with Brian Sabean on
minor league evaluations and recommendations.
Hiatt also spent two seasons as the Roving Catching Instructor/Assistant
Player Development Director and one campaign (1988) as the manager of
the Giants’ rookie league club in Pocatello, ID.
A catcher and first baseman during his playing days, Hiatt played for the Angels, Giants, Expos,
Cubs and Astros during a career that included 483 games from 1964-72.
Prior to joining the Giants’ player development staff, Hiatt worked as a coach and manager in
the Cubs, Angels and Astros organizations, including a stint as a Major League coach with Chicago
in 1981.
Hiatt and his wife, Sherlyn, reside in Roseburg, OR.

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Fred Stanley
SPECIAL ASSISTANT, PLAYER PERSONNEL

Fred Stanley, a former big league infielder with 48 years of professional


baseball experience, works as a special assistant, player personnel within the
Giants’ organization. He was previously the director of player development
from 2008-2013, responsible for the assignment, development and evalua-
tion of players throughout the Giants farm system.
Entering his 15th season in San Francisco’s organization, Stanley served
as the Giants coordinator of minor league instruction from 2006-08. He has held many different
front office positions, including serving as the Milwaukee Brewers’ assistant general manager.
He has also worked as a big league coach, minor league manager and instructor, including a five
season-stint as a manager in the Giants chain. During that time, he was named the Northwest
League’s Manager of the Year in 2000 and 2001.
Stanley spent nine seasons in the Milwaukee organization before matriculating to the Giants,
including his final three years as the Brewers’ assistant general manager. He also served as the
Brew Crew’s director of player development from 1992-96, with his charges earning the prestigious
Topps Organization of the Year Award in 1992. Prior to his stint in the front office, he spent the
1991 season as the Brewers infield coach.
Before going to Milwaukee, he was the coordinator of minor league instruction with the Seattle
Mariners from 1989-90, the director of baseball operations with the Houston Astros from 1986-88
and director of instruction with the Oakland Athletics from 1983-85.
A defensive specialist, Stanley played 14 seasons in the Majors with Seattle (1969), Milwaukee
(1970), Cleveland (1972), San Diego (1972), New York Yankees (1972-80) and Oakland (1981-82).
The Farnhamville, IA native currently lives in Argyle, TX with his wife Rebecca. He has a
daughter, Tracie, and a son, Brian.

Joe Amalfitano
Special Assistant, Player Development

Joe Amalfitano, who enters his 61st year in professional baseball and 24th in
the Giants organization, serves as a roving instructor and a special assign-
ment scout as directed by Brian Sabean. The former big league infielder is in
his sixth different tour of duty with the Giants, returning to the organization
in 2005.
Originally signed by the New York Giants as a bonus baby in 1954,
he played for the New York club in 1954-55 and with San Francisco from 1960-61 and 1963.
Amalfitano also served as a big league coach for the Giants from 1972-75, before returning as a
special assistant, player development from 1999-2001.
Prior to rejoining the orange and black during his current stint, he spent the previous three
years as a senior advisor to baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2002-04.
Amalfitano ended his Major League coaching career with the Dodgers, manning the third base
coaching box from 1983-98 under manager Tommy Lasorda. His other big league coaching
assignments included: the Chicago Cubs (1967-71 and 1978-81), San Diego Padres (1976-77) and
Cincinnati Reds (1982).
The San Pedro, CA native also managed parts of three seasons with the Cubs from 1979-81,
compiling a 66-116 ledger. He was Chicago’s interim manager at the end of the 1979 season, taking
over for Herman Franks and finishing with a 2-5 mark. He also managed the last half of the 1980
season in Chicago after taking over for Preston Gomez and posted a 38-65 record as the skipper
for the entire strike-shortened 1981 season.
Having appeared in two World Series — one as a player for the Giants in 1954 and one as a
coach for the Dodgers in 1988 — he posted a .244 batting average during his 10-year big league
career with the Giants (1954-55, ’60-61 and ’63), Astros (1962) and Cubs (1964-67).
A graduate of the University of Southern California, he and his wife, Kay, live in Sedona, AZ.

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Jim Davenport
Special Assistant, Player Development

Jim Davenport, who was a member of the original 1958 San Francisco
Giants, enters his 51st campaign with the organization, having played,
coached and managed at both the Major and minor league levels. He serves
as a roving instructor and a special assignment scout as directed by Brian
Sabean.
All-Star third baseman skippered triple-A Fresno in 1998 during the
Grizzlies’ inaugural campaign, piloting the squad to the Pacific Coast League Southern Division
championship. He also served as the first base coach for San Francisco in 1996 after managing
then triple-A Phoenix during the second half of the 1995 campaign.
The Siluria, AL native re-joined the Giants organization in 1993 and served as a coach for
single-A San Jose until 1995. After serving as San Francisco’s manager in 1985, he served as third
base coach for Philadelphia in 1988 and Cleveland in 1989 before joining Detroit as an advanced
scout from 1991-92. Davenport was also the Giants’ third base coach from 1976-82 and the club’s
advance scout in 1983-84.
Following a 13-year big league career all with the Giants, he remained with the organization
and managed Phoenix from 1971-73 before serving as a coach for the Padres from 1974-75.
Davenport, 77, posted a .258 lifetime batting average in 1,501 Major League contests. He
earned All-Star status and a Gold Glove in 1962 and was voted by the fans as the third baseman
on the Giants’ 25th Anniversary Dream Team in 1982.
Davenport and his wife, Betty, reside in San Carlos, and have five children, Randy, Cathy, Ken,
Don and Gary, who is the Manager for Short Season Salem-Keizer.

BASEBALL OPERATIONS SUPPORT STAFF

Karen Sweeney Clara Ho Adam Nieting


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SENIOR MANAGER, PLAYER SCOUTING ADMINISTRATION
PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

Eric Flemming Mike Mombrea Jose Bonilla


MINOR LEAGUE EAP DIRECTOR SCOUTING ASSISTANT
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

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A d m i n i s t r at i O N
Mario Alioto
Senior Vice President, Business operations

Mario Alioto, a member of the Giants front office since 1983, is responsible for
all revenue and marketing areas of the organization. This includes all ticket
sales functions, sponsorship and media sales, promotions, special events,
ballpark entertainment, advertising and the Giants Dugout Store retail opera-
tion. He also oversees the relationships with the team’s TV and radio partners
(KNBR, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KTRB 860 ESPN
Deportes).
Since AT&T Park opened in 2000, Alioto has been responsible for overseeing a record break-
ing sales strategy that has consistently placed the Giants as one of the top sponsorship generating
teams in all of Major League Baseball. Over the past three seasons, Alioto has led the effort that
attracted more than 3.3 million fans through the turnstiles, with the club’s all-time attendance
record of 3,387,303 being reached in 2011.
Alioto served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing during the final years at Candlestick Park.
He oversaw a promotional lineup in 1999 that included the first ever bobblehead promotion, which
has since become one of the most popular premium items in professional sports. Alioto also played
an integral role in developing the Charter Seat program and Winner’s Circle sponsorship program
as the Giants prepared to build AT&T Park.
Alioto currently serves as Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and is
a board member of the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame,
and is a member of the Board of Regents at St. Mary’s College. The St. Mary’s graduate lived out
every youngster’s dream by starting with the organization as a batboy in 1973 and later served as
Visiting Clubhouse Manager prior to moving to the front office in 1983.
Alioto and his wife Kelly live in the East Bay with their four children.

Jack F. Bair
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Jack Bair has served as a trusted counselor and key strategist to the San
Francisco Giants baseball team since January of 1993. As he enters his
twenty-third season with the Giants, Bair has broad experience assisting
and advising every department within the organization. As Senior Vice
President & General Counsel, he is responsible for all of the team’s legal
matters and for managing the team’s many and complex relations with the
City & County of San Francisco. Bair also serves as President of Giants Development Services, the
wholly-owned subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants responsible for real estate matters, including
the planned Mission Rock Project just south of AT&T Park. Bair is also leading the current effort
to expand the club’s Latin American Headquarters in the Dominican Republic.
Bair played a critical role in the Giants successful effort to develop a new ballpark in downtown
San Francisco. Bair coordinated the effort to select the site for the new ballpark and contributed
significantly to the ballpark’s architectural design. Bair was the Giants liaison to the successful
1996 ballpark campaign for the Giants. He wrote and produced the award-winning campaign
video and served as the principal spokesperson for the campaign, addressing hundreds of neigh-
borhood, business and political organizations throughout the City. Bair also negotiated the
business transaction with the City and coordinated the successful effort to gain all of the local,
regional, state and federal governmental approvals necessary for the project to meet its timetable
for Opening Day in April of 2000.
In addition to the ballpark architectural style itself, Bair’s creative suggestions led to several
of AT&T Park’s unique features, such as the public promenade behind the Right Field fence, the
perched arcade seating area in Right Field and the Ferry Terminal at Seals Plaza. His father’s
old-time glove served as the model for the world’s largest baseball glove that sits above the Left
Field bleachers. Bair also planned and developed China Basin Park and its historical elements at
McCovey Point. Bair is also credited with launching the Giants Community Fund field renova-
tion program and suggesting one of the more clever baseball advertising programs in the 1990’s,
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referred to as “the Gap.”
Prior to joining the Giants, Bair worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the City & County of San
Francisco. Bair was the attorney assigned to direct the legal effort to save the Giants in 1992 from
being sold and relocated to Florida. Before working at the City Attorney’s Office, Bair practiced
law at the San Francisco law firm of Farella, Braun & Martel. The San Francisco Business Times
& Silicon Valley Business Times honored Bair for his accomplishments in the legal community by
awarding him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Bair was also named by the Daily Journal
as one of the “25 Leading General Counsel in California” in June, 2011.
Bair serves as an officer of the Giants Community Fund and serves on the Board of Directors
of the Bayview/Hunters Point YMCA.. Bair co-founded the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater
Foundation with a colleague at the Giants and continues to serve as an officer and member of the
Board of Directors. Bair co-produces the Theater Foundation’s annual Mostly British Film Festival
at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. Bair also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University
of San Francisco in the Sports & Fitness Management Program. Bair played and coached amateur
baseball in San Francisco for several years.
Bair is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and Yale Law School.

Jorge Costa
Senior Vice President, Ballpark Operations

Jorge Costa enters his 27th year with the Giants, supervising ballpark opera-
tions, security, maintenance and construction projects at AT&T Park. Costa
oversees all operations staff and event personnel, which includes First Aid,
security, groundskeepers, parking, janitorial and facility maintenance. He also
serves as the team’s liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Under Costa’s direction, the Giants became the first professional sports team
to create a Traffic Safety Day in 1990 and were pioneers in the implementation of a responsible alcohol
management program. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for alcohol management and
traffic safety programs from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Costa was instrumental in earning AT&T Park LEED Certification, the nationally accepted bench-
mark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. As a result the Giants
in 2014 earned their seventh consecutive MLB Green Glove Award for Recycling Excellence as well other
Greening awards and best practices recognition from industry experts.
Costa was in Beijing, China for the 2008 Olympics serving as an elite venue chief for operations and
security. In addition, he has participated in jewel event operations for Major League Baseball, World
Cup Soccer in 1994, the 2006, 2009, and 2013 World Baseball Classic and the first international regular
season baseball game held in Monterrey, Mexico in 1996. At the 2007 Pan-American Games in Rio de
Janeiro, he served as the operations and security consultant for the US Olympic Committee. Prior to his
tenure with the Giants, the Saint Mary’s College graduate served as Commissioner Peter Ueberroth’s West
Coast liaison for stadium operations and security, and was chief of operations at the Oakland Coliseum.

Alfonso Felder
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION

Alfonso Felder, who enters his 20th year in the Giants front office, over-
sees Ballpark Operations, Guest Services, Giants Enterprises, and Human
Resources departments. Felder also oversees the Giants Spring Training
operations in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Felder was the Giants’ point person for the 2007 All-Star Game at AT&T
Park and coordinated the club’s hosting of the inaugural World Baseball
Classic in 2006 and 2013. He has also managed many of the recent capital improvements at AT&T
Park as well as the renovation of Scottsdale Stadium and the Giants’ minor league training facilities
in Arizona. He was a key player in the planning and development of AT&T Park and continues
to manage the Giants’ relationship with the transit and parking operators that serve the ballpark.
Felder’s first job was as a Giants usher at Candlestick Park while growing up in the City. He
attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated from Harvard University. Felder resides in San Francisco
with his wife, Tara, and sons, Leo and Max.

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Leilani Gayles
Chief People Officer

Leilani Gayles is the Chief People Officer for the SF Giants. She is respon-
sible for setting the strategic direction for the San Francisco Giants People
agenda and leads the organization in the areas of talent management, staff-
ing, employee relations, compensation and performance management.
Gayles has worked in the human resources field in various environments,
ranging from hyper growth start-ups to large technology companies, with a
focus on developing high performance teams and winning cultures. Prior to her position with the
SF Giants, Gayles worked at Mercury Interactive Software as Global Senior Vice President of People
and Places and served as Senior Vice President at Excite@Home. Gayles also served as worldwide
Vice President at Silicon Graphics Inc. and held various human resources positions at Hewlett-
Packard Company and related technology companies. Gayles holds a bachelors and a master’s
degree in human resources organizational development from the University of San Francisco. She
is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, a network of regional leaders committed to
serving the common good in Silicon Valley. Her professional focus is helping organizations achieve
scale and efficiency while creating a highly engaging and productive workplace where people have
the opportunity to do the best work of their careers.

Tom McDonald
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Tom McDonald enters his 20th season with the Giants organization and 17th
season as Senior Vice President, Marketing. McDonald has oversight of the
Giants brand development, imaging and projection into the market through
the club’s marketing channels, digital and social media, advertising and pro-
motions and the Day of Game Entertainment experience inside the ballpark.
He also leads the SFG Productions group that creates unique programming,
content and specialized video production for extension of the Giants brand.
During the Giants tenure at AT&T Park, McDonald has overseen the setting of unprecedented
club attendance records over a ten-year horizon. The Giants reached the three-million mark in
attendance in the first eight seasons at AT&T Park, becoming just the fourth team in Major League
Baseball history to reach that mark over eight consecutive years.
As vice president of marketing for the China Basin Ballpark company from 1996-99, McDonald
spearheaded the most successful charter seat campaign in baseball history, selling 15,000 pre-
ferred, charter seats at the new ballpark.
Prior to his tenure with the Giants, McDonald spent eight seasons as vice president of sales and
marketing for the Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Arena Corporation.
Tom and his wife, Carla, reside in Mill Valley with their two children, Jackson and Marisa.

Lisa Pantages
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND TREASURER

Lisa Pantages enters her 13th season with the Giants organization and sec-
ond season as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, overseeing
the company’s financial affairs. She joined the company in 2003 as the Vice
President of Finance after 16 years at Deloitte & Touche in its San Francisco
office serving such clients as the Giants, the San Francisco 49ers, and the
MLB Authentication program. As a member of Deloitte’s team, she worked
with the Giants CFO in the efforts to secure financing to save the team from moving to Tampa
in 1993. She spent her first 11 seasons overseeing the daily financial operations of the club and
its affiliates, including all general accounting activities, financial reporting, budgets and payroll.
The fourth generation San Franciscan is a graduate of San Francisco State University
with both a Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration – Finance.

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Jason Pearl
managing vice president, sponsorship and New Business Development

Jason Pearl, in his 23rd season with the Giants, is responsible for all sponsorship
and business development programs at AT&T Park. In addition, Jason oversees
the organization’s Hispanic marketing, broadcast and outreach efforts, Giants
Marketing Group - which manages sponsorship development for third party
events and properties and the business relationship with the team’s flagship radio
station, KNBR. The San Rafael, CA native played an integral role in the naming
rights for AT&T Park and the creation of the Winner’s Circle sponsorship model. A 1991 graduate of
Cornell University, Jason lives in San Francisco with his wife, Nikki, daughter, Ella, and son, Ruben.

Stephen Revetria
Vice President and General Manager, Giants Enterprises

Stephen Revetria is responsible for setting the strategy and vision for Giants
Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants. He is
responsible for developing business opportunities beyond the Major League
Baseball franchise that increase the visibility and use of AT&T Park and
also those which leverage the organization’s resources and capabilities. He
played an integral role in the development and creation of the first dedicated
full-time events team at a privately financed Major League ballpark and under his direction, Giants
Enterprises has received international recognition for the execution of its events during the 2007
All-Star Game and the 2010 & 2012 World Series.
Mr. Revetria is currently serving as Chairman for the San Francisco Travel Association;
Chairman-elect, Meeting Professionals International Foundation; Trustee, University of San
Francisco, and Commissioner for the Golden Gate Park Authority. He is a past-president of the
International Special Events Society of Northern California & The Guardsmen.
Stephen lives in San Francisco with his wife, Elizabeth and their two children.

Bill Schlough
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bill Schlough currently serves as CIO of the San Francisco Giants and
Chairman of the San Jose Giants.
Since Schlough’s arrival in 1999, the Giants have been recognized as one
of the most innovative teams in sports, playing a pioneering role in the world
of HD video, mobile content, ticketing and payment systems. Wireless con-
nectivity has been a primary focus since 2004 when AT&T Park became the
first sports facility to provide free Wi-Fi to all fans. Schlough’s IT team has
also implemented numerous proprietary analytic tools that helped secure three World Series titles
in the past five years.
An Olympic enthusiast, Schlough is a board member of the Bay Area Sports Organizing
Committee (BASOC) and served in a leadership capacity with San Francisco’s bids to host the
2012, 2016 and 2024 Olympic Games. His event experience includes the 1994 World Cup along
with Olympics in Atlanta, Salt Lake and Torino. Previously, he worked as a consultant with Booz-
Allen & Hamilton and EDS. More recently, Schlough served as Interim President of the Giants’
Class A San Jose affiliate and was appointed to the team’s board as chairman in 2012.
In addition to his Giants and Olympic activities, Schlough serves on boards for causes with a
focus on education and athletics, including Junior Achievement and The Giant Race. He is also an
avid supporter of the Giants Community Fund.
Schlough was honored as Information Week’s 2012 IT Chief of the Year and is a member of
Sports Business Journal’s 2010 “Forty Under 40” class of promising sports executives. A San
Francisco native and Ironman triathlete, Schlough holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from
Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School.Schlough was honored as Information
Week’s 2012 IT Chief of the Year and is a member of Sports Business Journal’s 2010 “Forty Under
40” class of promising sports executives. A San Francisco native and Ironman triathlete, Schlough
holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton
School.

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Staci A. Slaughter
Senior Vice President, communications and senior advisor to the ceo

Staci Slaughter oversees media relations, public affairs, marketing commu-


nications programs, crisis communications and community outreach activi-
ties on behalf of the organization. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities
overseeing the Club’s communications activities, Slaughter helps manage the
organization’s major public events, including the media operations for the
2007 All-Star Game, the public relations efforts surrounding the develop-
ment and opening of AT&T Park and the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series games and parades.
Slaughter is also responsible for the Giants’ charitable endeavors including its partnership with the
Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter’s Point, the 100% Player Participation program and the
Giants Community Fund.
In 2012, Slaughter received the Robert O. Fishel Award, which is given annually to the active,
non-uniformed representative of Major League Baseball for ethics, professionalism and humani-
tarianism.
Prior to joining the Giants in 1996, Slaughter was press secretary to former San Francisco
Mayor Frank Jordan, where she served as his primary spokesperson, media liaison and speech-
writer. Slaughter has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years and serves on the boards of
trustees of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the San Francisco Friends School and the
Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.).
A University of California, Berkeley graduate, Slaughter lives in San Francisco with her hus-
band, Jamie, and their two sons, Jake and Ben.

Russ Stanley
Managing Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services
Russ Stanley, who enters his 26th season with the San Francisco Giants,
is responsible for the ticket sales and fulfillment of all events at AT&T Park
and Spring Training games at Scottsdale Stadium. He is a pioneer in devel-
oping and implementing the dynamic ticket pricing model commonplace
today in professional sports. The Giants were the first professional sports
team to adapt this structure.
Stanley and his team of sales, operations, client relations, and luxury
suites staff have implemented many progressive ideas that are designed to continually improve
the fan experience at AT&T Park and Scottsdale Stadium. Many of these electronically based pro-
grams include the reselling of tickets online, relaying tickets via email, finding ticket partners for
season ticket members and providing the opportunity for donating tickets on line. Most recently
his group rolled out an In Game Seat Upgrade program as well as a Ticket Consignment program
for season ticket members. Under Stanley’s leadership, his team of ticket and sales professionals
continues to set the bar for the sports ticketing industry.
The San Francisco State graduate spent eight years at Marine World before embarking on his
Giants career.

Matt Causey
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCe

Matt Causey is in his ninth season with the Giants Finance team and is
responsible for overseeing accounting and financial reporting for the Club.
He’s a Bay Area native, a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder,
and a California CPA. Prior to joining the Giants he worked for three years
in the assurance practice at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in San Francisco.

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Danny Dann
VICE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL EVENTS & MARKETING ACTIVATION

Danny Dann joined the Giants in 1996 selling and servicing corpo-
rate sponsorships. In 2000, when the team moved to AT&T Park,
his role change as he transitioned to leading the sponsorship ser-
vices team which handled the execution of all sponsor related com-
mitments and promotional activity. In 2014, Danny transitioned to
the Marketing Department where he’s now involved with the fulfill-
ment and activation of strategic marketing plans. In addition, Danny oversees the cre-
ation and implementation of the annual promotional and special ticketed events schedules.

Shana Daum
Vice President, public affairs and community relations

Shana Daum is entering her 17th season and is responsible for the creation
and management of community programs and initiatives, business public
relations and media activities and player relations. She is a graduate of the
University of California, Davis and received her master’s in sports manage-
ment from the University of San Francisco. Daum lives in Oakland with her
husband, Rick, and their daughters, Eleanor and Grace.

Nancy Donati
vice president, creative services & visual identity

Nancy Donati oversees the Creative Services Department which includes:


graphic design for all Giants collateral materials, Giants Magazine, photog-
raphy, archives and the art program for the ballpark. She also consults on
ballpark signage and ballpark upgrades as well as with works with Giants
Enterprises and Mission Rock on their branding and identity programs.

Jerry Drobny
Vice President, strategic revenue services

Jerry Drobny, entering his 23rd year with the San Francisco Giants in
2014, is responsible for strategic initiatives within the Business Operations
Department including product pricing, customer information management,
analytic reporting and technology solutions development. Drobny and his
strategic services team provide internal consulting services to assist and
support the Giants organization’s decision-making and customer relation-
ship management activities.

Sara Hunt
VICE PRESIDENT, GIANTS ENTERPRISES

Sara Hunt, entering her 15th year with the club, oversees the development
and implementation of all non-baseball events for Giants Enterprises. She
represents the company to external organizations and community groups as
it pertains to special events at AT&T Park and facility programming, and
she currently manages the Giants’ spring training operation in Scottsdale,
Arizona.

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Annemarie Hastings
Vice President, Client Relations

Annemarie Hastings, now in her 29th year in the sports industry, joined
the Giants in 1996 to help the Giants spearhead the charter seat campaign
which funded construction of AT&T Park. Hastings now oversees the
Giants Client Relations Department. Under her direction, the organiza-
tion’s client relations staff is responsible for the retention and renewal of all
charter seat, season ticket, luxury suite and returning group and premium
seating ticket clients. These groups provide year-round, proactive and personalized customer
service to enhance the “Giants experience” for the core group of Giants customers. Her group is
responsible for retaining and growing the large revenue stream associated with those returning
customers. Hastings also oversees the staff of customer service specialists for the organization.

Dave Martinez
Vice President, Retail operations

Dave Martinez oversees all aspects of the Giants retail operations, includ-
ing the Giants Dugout Stores, Authentication Program, Spring Training,
mail order and other outside venues. He also oversees the real estate nego-
tiations, merchandising, and marketing surrounding the retail operation.

Rick Mears
Vice President, Guest Services

Rick Mears is responsible for all ushers, greeters, Coca Cola Fan Lot, luxury
suite, and club level staff on game days at AT&T Park. He also is the primary
trainer for AT&T Park event staff on customer service.

Elizabeth R. Murphy
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Elizabeth Murphy, who begins her 17th season with the Giants, serves as in-
house counsel and the lead lawyer in negotiating, documenting and complet-
ing the Giants’ and its related entities’ commercial, sponsorship and media
transactions. She also handles the club’s trademark and real estate matters,
while managing all legal aspects of the relationships with the Giants’ spon-
sors, broadcasters, landlords, subtenants and major service providers. Ms.
Murphy resides in Piedmont with her children, Madeleine and Tommy.

Gene Telucci
Vice President, ballpark operations

Gene oversees the daily operations of AT&T Park and is responsible for
maintaining a clean, safe and functional facility. Telucci also manages the
budget for Ballpark Operations. A San Francisco native, Telucci began his
career more than 30 years ago as a ticket taker at Candlestick Park.

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Joyce Thomas
Vice President, Human Resources
Joyce Thomas oversees human resource activities concentrating on all
employee benefit programs for the organization. She serves on many benefit
boards including the MLB Board of Trustees for the league wide medical
program. Thomas, a native of Connecticut, has over 30 years experience
working in the human resources field.

Jeff Tucker
Vice President, TICKET Sales

Jeff Tucker develops the business strategy and sales process for: premium
sales, group sales/special events, and season ticket sales. He leads the
Executive Sales Team; which oversees these areas as well as the Giants Call
Center and Ticket Sales Development units.

Willie Mays
Assistant to the president

Regarded by many as the best all-around player in baseball history, Willie Mays
returned to San Francisco in 1986 and now enters his 29th season in the Giants’
front office. In 1993, in one of his first public statements after assuming ownership
of the team, former Giants President and Managing General Partner Peter Magowan
announced that the franchise was signing Mays to a lifetime contract.
Magowan also announced in 1997 that the front entrance of the club’s
new ballpark would feature a world-class statue of Mays and the official address of the park would
be 24 Willie Mays Plaza. The 83-year-old Mays serves as a Giant emissary. He visits the Giants’
minor league teams, as well as Spring Training camp and attends nearly every single Giants home
game during the season. The Westfield, AL native also makes appearances on behalf of the club at
a variety of civic and charitable events throughout the Bay Area for the Giants Community Fund.
He has also made generous contributions to needy children throughout the country through his
own Say Hey Foundation charity.
During his 22-year Major League playing career, Mays was named Most Valuable Player twice,
11 years apart, first as a New York Giant and then as a San Francisco Giant. He holds the all-time
record for putouts by an outfielder, with a career total of 7,095. He compiled 3,283 hits, won 12
Gold Gloves and appeared in 24 All-Star games. He was third on the all-time home run list with
660 until 2003 when his godson, Barry Bonds, passed him. His career batting average was .302
and for eight consecutive years, he drove in more than 100 runs a season. The “Say Hey Kid” was
inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979, the first year of his eligibility (the ninth player to make
it on his first try). Mays’ uniform number, 24, has been retired by the Giants, as he remains the
franchise leader in games played (2,857), at-bats (10,477), runs (2,011), hits (3,187), doubles (504),
home runs (646), total bases (5,907) and extra base hits (1,289). He was named team captain of
the Giants prior to the 1961 season by manager Alvin Dark.
More recently, Mays has received numerous honors as one of the premier athletes of the past
100 years. The Sporting News ranked him second only to Babe Ruth among the 100 greatest base-
ball players of the 20th century. ESPN listed him as eighth in their ranking of the top 50 athletes
of the century. In 2003, former Governor Gray Davis appointed Willie Mays to the State Board of
Directors of the California African American Museum.
He is the spokesperson for The Institute on Aging in San Francisco as well as the President
and CEO of the Say Hey Foundation, supporting underprivileged youth. He is also a member
of the Concordia Club and has recently re-signed with The Topps Company, Inc., an associa-
tion that began in 1952, that publishes baseball cards. Mays has received honorary degrees from
Dartmouth, Miles College, Ohio State University, San Francisco State and Yale University.
Mays makes his home in Atherton.

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Willie McCovey
SENIOR ADVISOR

Willie McCovey, whose Hall of Fame playing career with the San Francisco
Giants spanned four decades, enters his 15th season as senior advisor to
the team.
McCovey, who had hit more home runs (521) than any other left-handed
hitter in National League history before Barry Bonds passed him in 2001,
began his first formal association with the Giants’ current ownership group
in 2000. He had previously made special public appearances on an ad hoc basis for the present
and previous administrations over the past several years, but had not held a formal front office
position with the team since 1986.
In honor of the Hall of Fame great, the portion of San Francisco Bay behind right field at AT&T
Park has been named “McCovey Cove.” In 2003, the Giants unveiled a statue of McCovey at China
Basin Park, which is located across from AT&T Park on the southern shoreline of McCovey Cove.
He was honored during the Home Run Derby during the 2007 All-Star Game festivities.
In his current position, McCovey offers his expertise to Giants players when possible, appear-
ing at Spring Training and during the regular season. He also makes occasional speaking appear-
ances, and performs other valuable functions for the team.
One of the most respected and feared hitters in baseball during his 22-year career in the Majors,
McCovey was a six-time All-Star, ranks second to Lou Gehrig in career grand slams (18) and hit
the most homers (231) ever at Candlestick Park. “Stretch” also established a Major League record
for most seasons played (22) as a first baseman. In addition, he became the fifth player in MLB
history to earn back-to-back home run and RBI titles, hitting 36 homers and driving in 105 runs in
1968 and then capturing NL Most Valuable Player honors with 45 home runs and 126 RBI in 1969.
McCovey, 77, has made an on-field appearance at the close of every season—with the excep-
tion of a few recent years due to his knee ailments—to present the Willie Mac Award. The only
Giants award ever named after a former player, the Willie Mac Award was established in 1980 and
is given to the Giants player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership consistently shown by
McCovey throughout his career.

Orlando Cepeda
Community Ambassador
Orlando Cepeda, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999,
is recognized nationally for his humanitarian efforts as an ambassador for base-
ball and the San Francisco Giants. He begins his 20th season as a community
representative for the team and is a member of the Giants Community Fund
Advisory Board.
In his current role, the “Baby Bull” visits hospitals, senior centers and
inner-city schools in the Bay Area and throughout the United States, speaking
to “at-risk” children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The 77-year-old Ponce, P.R. native also
serves as the honorary spokesman for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and the Curry
Senior Center.
A lifetime .297 hitter with 379 home runs and 1,364 RBI during his 17-year playing career with
the Giants, Cardinals, Braves, A’s, Red Sox and Royals, Cepeda hit a home run against the Dodgers in
his very first Major League game April 15, 1958. He went on to win 1958 Rookie of the Year honors,
the 1966 Comeback Player of the Year award, the 1967 NL Most Valuable Player trophy and 1973
Designated Hitter of the Year laurels. He appeared in three World Series, was a six-time All-Star and
hit over .300 nine times in his career.
On July 25, 1999, Cepeda was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during ceremonies in
Cooperstown, NY. He became only the second Puerto Rico native to enter the Hall, joining the late
Roberto Clemente. Two weeks earlier on July 11, 1999, Cepeda had his uniform No. 30 retired by the
Giants during ceremonies at Candlestick Park. As one of the 10 players in the Giants’ 123-year history
to have their jersey number retired, he joins Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Gaylord
Perry as the only five San Francisco players to receive such an honor.
In 1993, the Baby Bull was also inducted into the Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame, while in 1999,
he was elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for his great years with the St. Louis Cardinals
which followed his tenure with the Giants. In 2004, he was one of four men to receive the Major
League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s Achievement Awards, the MLBPAA’s highest alumni
honor. He was joined by Jim Bunning, Al Kaline and the late Roger Maris.
Orlando and his wife, Miriam, reside in Fairfield. They have five sons--Orlando, Jr., Hector, Carl,
Malcolm and Ali Manuel.

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Lon Simmons
Community Ambassador

Hall of Fame broadcaster and local legend Lon Simmons rejoined the Giants in
2006, serving in a capacity as a community ambassador. In his current duties,
Simmons visits San Francisco during selected homestands as well as during the
off season.
One of the original voices of the San Francisco Giants, the 2004 Ford Frick
Award winner originally teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Russ Hodges to form
arguably the finest broadcast team in sports history in 1958 to kick off the first
of three different stints in the Giants broadcast booth (1958-73, ‘76-78 and ‘96-2002) that spanned 23
seasons.
The man with the trademark “Tell It Goodbye” home run call retired after the 2002 season and was
inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in the summer of 2004.

Will Clark
Community Ambassador

Longtime Giants icon Will Clark joined the Giants front office in January 2009
as a community ambassador. In his role, the six-time All-Star first baseman rep-
resents the organization at various in-season and off-season community events
in San Francisco. He also attends the Giants Spring Training Camp in Scottsdale,
Arizona and visits one of the Giants’ minor league teams each year.
Clark, who brings the experience of a 15-year Major League playing career
to the Giants, previously worked as an advisor to the Arizona Diamondbacks’
coaching staff in spring training from 2004-2008.
Drafted by the Giants in the first round (second overall pick) of the 1985 June draft, Clark spent his
first eight big league seasons in a San Francisco uniform, compiling a .299 batting average with 176 home
runs and 709 RBI in 1,160 games.
One of the best clutch hitters of his time, Clark hit over .300 on 10 occasions. In 1988, he became
the first Giants player to drive in 90 or more runs in consecutive seasons since Bobby Murcer in 1975-
76. He had one of his finest seasons in 1989, when he batted .333 with 111 RBI, and finished second in
the NL Most Valuable Player voting to Giants teammate Kevin Mitchell. He was however named MVP
of the ’89 NLCS, after batting .650 with a pair of homers and eight RBI, helping San Francisco defeat
Chicago four-games-to-one.
One of the premier first basemen in the National League during his time with San Francisco, Clark
was also an outstanding defensive player, winning a Rawlings Gold Glove in 1991.
The New Orleans, LA native owned a .303 lifetime average with 284 home runs and 1,205 RBI over
1,976 career games for the Giants (1986-1993), Rangers (1994-98), Orioles (1999-2000) and Cardinals
(2000).
Clark, who was a two-time All American at Mississippi State University, was the winner of the
Golden Spikes Award as the country’s top collegiate player in 1985, hitting .420 with 25 home runs and
77 RBI in 65 games. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted
into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
He resides in Prairieville, LA with his wife, Lisa, and their son, Trey, and daughter, Ella.

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Dave Dravecky
Community ambassador

Former San Francisco Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky currently serves as a


community ambassador for the team. In his role, Dave represents the orga-
nization at a number of community and sponsor events in San Francisco and
the Bay Area. He also attends Giants Spring Training Camp in Scottsdale,
Arizona, and enjoys representing the organization all over Northern
California at various speaking engagements and alumni appearances.
Dave was an All-Star with the San Diego Padres in 1983, and was traded to the Giants in 1987.
Winner of the 1989 Willie Mac Award, Dave’s story is both touching and inspiring. After discov-
ering a cancerous tumor in his pitching arm in October of 1988, Dave battled back and returned
to the majors in August of 1989. After winning his first start, his humerus bone snapped just five
days later while throwing a pitch in the 6th inning. The doctors discovered another mass in his
left arm, and Dravecky was forced to retire from baseball. After two more surgeries in the next two
years, Dave’s left arm and shoulder were amputated.
Dave is currently a Christian motivational speaker, author, and proud grandfather. Dave and
his wife Jan recently moved back to California to be closer to their family and the two-time World
Series Champion San Francisco Giants.

Jeffrey Leonard
Community ambassador

Jeffrey Leonard joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a Community
Ambassador prior to the 2014 season. In his role, the two-time All-Star out-
fielder represents the organization at various in-season and offseason com-
munity events in San Francisco. He also attends the Giants Spring Training
Camp in Scottsdale, Arizona to attend several organizational events.
Leonard, a 14-year Major League veteran played for the Giants from
1981-88, compiling a .275 batting average with 139 doubles, 24 triples, 99 home runs and 435
RBI in 789 games. His .275 average as a Giant ranks ninth in the SF-era record books and his 115
stolen bases rank seventh.
Nicknamed “HacMan” after the popular video game PacMan, Leonard was known for his “one
flap down” routine, running around the bases after hitting a home run with one arm hanging
motionless at his side. He had one of his finest seasons in 1987, when he batted .280 with 19
home runs and was named to the National League All Star team. He was named MVP of the ’87
NLCS, after batting .417 with four homers and five RBI, despite San Francisco losing the series to
St. Louis four-games-to-three.
The Philadelphia, PA native owned a .266 lifetime average with 144 home runs, 614 runs
scored and 723 RBI over 1,415 career games for the Dodgers (1977), Astros (1978-81), Giants
(1981-1988), Brewers (1988) and Mariners (1989-90).
Leonard, who currently lives in Roseville, CA, is heavily involved in raising funds for breast
cancer research. He has his own organization, “One Flap Down Foundation,” centered around
promoting awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer.

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2015 GIANTS
San francisco Giants 2015 | 43
M anager and C oaches
Bruce Bochy
15
BOCHY

MANAGER

Fullname : Bruce Douglas Bochy


Birthdate : April 16, 1955
2015 Opening Day Age : 59
Birthplace : Landes de Bussac, France
Resides : Poway, California
Giants Coach Since : Oct. 27, 2006
Contract Status : Signed through 2016
(contract extended through the 2016 season
on March 28, 2013 )

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER two different NL franchises to World Series appearance.


> Two-time National League Manager of the Year was named > Is the fourth skipper to win a World Series Championship
the 38th manager in Giants franchise history, and 16th in at the helm of the Giants, joining John McGraw (1905,
San Francisco annals, Oct. 27, 2006. 21-22), Bill Terry (1933), and Leo Durocher (1954).
> His 1,618 victories are the highest total by an active man- > Is the first foreign-born manager to reach the World Series
ager and he ranks 18th on the all-time list. (1998) and first European-born manager to win a World
> Has compiled a 1,618-1,604 (.502) career ledger in 20 Series (2010).
seasons as a ML skipper. > His seven postseason appearances are tied with Mike
> Leads active managers in consecutive years managed (20). Scioscia for the most among current ML skippers.
> Is the winningest foreign-born manager in ML history, hav- > During his eight year tenure, the Giants have posted a
ing moved past former Giants skipper Felipe Alou in 2008. 667-629 (.515) record.
> Has guided the Giants to three World Championships in the > Was just the fourth manager in Giants history to bring
last five seasons (2010, 2012, 2014). more than 10 years of big league managing experience
> Is one of 10 managers to win at least three World Series to job, following Cap Anson (21 seasons) in 1898, Hughie
titles...the other nine are all in the Hall of Fame. Jennings (14) in 1924 and Felipe Alou (10) in 2003.
> Became just the fifth manager to lead a team to three > Is just the fourth Giants manager to be born outside of
titles in a five year span, joining Connie Mack, Joe the United States, joining Jack Doyle (Ireland) in 1895,
McCarthy, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre. Arthur Irwin (Canada) in 1896 and Felipe Alou (Dominican
> Is the second manager in Giants franchise history to win Republic) in 2003.
three World Series Championships, joining John McGraw
(1905, 1921, 1922). Managers with
> His four World Series appearances as a manager (1998,
2010, 2012, 2014) are the most among all active managers
Three-or-more
in Major League Baseball. World Series Titles
> Only Hall of Famer Walter Alston (1959, 1963, 1965-66,
1974 with Dodgers) has more World Series appearances
Manager WS Wins
as a manager of a NL West club...Tommy Lasorda (1977- Casey Stengel 7
78, 1981, 1988 with Dodgers) and Sparky Anderson (1970, Joe McCarthy 7
1972, 1975-76 with Reds) also have four.
> The Giants have never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s
Connie Mack 5
tenure...he has now won 10 straight postseason rounds Joe Torre 4
since 2010, the second-longest streak ever by a manager, Walter Alston 4
trailing only Joe Torre’s 11 straight with the Yankees from Bruce Bochy 3
1998-2001.
> Guided the 2010 Giants to first-ever World Series title in Tony La Russa 3
San Francisco history and first World Championship since Sparky Anderson 3
1954. John McGraw 3
> Became the sixth manager in history to manage at least
Miller Huggins 3

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> Is the sixth manager in Giants franchise annals who was
primarily a catcher during their career, joining John Clapp Most Wins By
(1883), Buck Ewing (1900), Herman Franks (1965-68),
Charlie Fox (1970-74) and Wes Westrum (1974-75).
Active Managers

BOCHY
> Was named NL Manager of Year by BBWAA in 1996 and Rank Manager Wins
was honored as league’s top skipper by The Sporting
News in both 1996 and 1998. 1 Bruce Bochy 1,618
> Has been part of the coaching staff for NL All-Stars seven 2 Mike Scioscia 1,331
times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)…has man- 3 Buck Showalter 1,259
aged three times (1999, 2011, 2013)…1999 squad lost 4-1 to
A.L…2011 team defeated A.L. 5-1...2013 club was shut out
4 Terry Francona 1,206
by A.L. 3-0. 5 Clint Hurdle 867
> Served as manager for MLB All-Star team that took part in
2006 Japan All-Star Series. his 649th regular season contest at helm.
> Was named manager of MLB All-Stars that traveled to > Was named 1998 NL Manager of Year by The Sporting
Taiwan for five-game series sweep in 2011. News for second time in three seasons, and was runner-
> Earned his 1,500th career managerial big league win on up to Houston’s Larry Dierker in BBWAA voting…had
July 23, 2013 in the second game of a doubleheader vs. guided Padres to club-record 98 wins, their third NL West
Cincinnati, a SF 5-3 victory...became the 21st manager to title and second NL pennant.
reach this milestone in MLB history. > Became the first Padres skipper to earn NL Manager of
> Became part of the eighth father-son manager-player Year honors when he led the 1996 club to their first NL
combo in Major League Baseball history when his son, West title since 1984, winning both BBWAA award and
Brett, made his ML debut on Sept. 13, 2014 vs. Los The Sporting News accolade (voted upon by senior circuit
Angeles-NL. managers).
> Is the winningest manager in Padres franchise his- > Was named Padres manager Oct. 21, 1994.
tory, having recorded 951 victories during 12 years in > From 1993-94, joined ML coaching staff for first time,
San Diego. serving as Padres’ third base coach under manager Jim
> Guided his Padres clubs to five winning campaigns, includ- Riggleman.
ing 1996, ‘98, 2005 and ‘06 NL West titles. > Guided double-A Wichita to Texas League title in 1992.
> Logged a 24-year affiliation with Padres organization from > Made highly successful managerial debut in 1989, lead-
1983-2006. ing Spokane club that captured short-season Northwest
> Former catcher was the only Friar manager to have played League crown.
for club, spending parts of five seasons in San Diego as a > Began his coaching career as player/coach at triple-A Las
player. Vegas in 1988.
> Skippered his clubs to league championships in three of his
four seasons at the minor league level, logging a 248-241 PLAYING CAREER
ledger in the Padres’ farm system. > Former catcher spent parts of nine ML seasons with
> Guided MLB to five-game sweep over Nippon Professional Houston (1978-80), New York Mets (1982) and San Diego
Baseball, first brooming in 10-series history of bi-annual (1983-87)…compiled a lifetime .239 batting average with
event which began in 1986. 26 HRs and 93 RBI in 358 career games.
> In 2006, guided the Padres to back-to-back playoff berths > Guided pitchers to career 3.87 ERA in 298 contests behind
for the first time in franchise history, as Friars won second the plate (1,930.0 innings).
consecutive NL West title. > Threw out 28.6 pct. of attempted base-stealers
> Finished the 1999 campaign with 74-88 record, becoming the (88-of-308).
winningest manager in Padres history…set club mark for
most games skippered, breaking Dick Williams’ Friar standard > Made his ML debut July 18, 1978 in an Astros uniform,
for wins with his 338th victory, 11-1 triumph April 10 at San going 2-for-3 at Shea Stadium.
Francisco…17 days later at New York, passed Williams with > Belted his first big league home run the following day,

Bochy’s Giants Gems


>  orn in Landes de Bussac, France, where his father in the U.S. Army, was stationed at that time.
B
> His wife, Kim, is a doula, a person who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother
before, during or after childbirth.
> Has two sons, eight years apart. His younger son Brett played baseball at Kansas University and made his
Major League debut with the Giants last season (2014).
> His older son Greg played at Cal Poly.
> A devoted wine aficionado, Bochy usually will go to Napa Valley whenever he has a free night or day off in
the Bay Area.

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a solo shot off Mets’ Kevin Kobel in the second game of Brett, Aug. 27, 1987).
a doubleheader. > Attended both Brevard (Cocoa Beach, FL) Community
> Twice advanced to playoffs, logging one NLCS game with College and Florida State University.
Houston in 1980 and one World Series contest with San > Has been an extremely active member within Bay Area
BOCHY

Diego in 1984. community during his eight seasons in San Francisco.


> Delivered a pinch-hit single in Game 5 at Detroit in his only > During his 24 years in Padres organization, worked closely
Fall Classic at-bat. with team’s Community Relations department and made
> Enjoyed his best season in 1986 with Padres, setting several appearances around San Diego.
personal bests in HRs (8), RBI (22), games played (63) and
starts behind plate (29).
> One of Padres’ more popular figures during playing days,
ended career with 1987 Friars club.

PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Married (Kim)…has two sons (Greg, Aug. 26, 1979 and

All-Time Giants Managers (1883-2014)


Years Name Games W L T/ND Pct.
1883 John Clapp 98 46 50 2 .479
1884 Jim Price 100 56 42 2 .571
1884, 1893-94 Monte Ward 291 162 116 13 .583
1885-91 Jim Mutrie 905 529 345 31 .605
1892 Pat Powers 153 71 80 2 .470
1895, 1900-01 George Davis 252 107 139 6 .435
1895 Jack Doyle 64 32 31 1 .508
1895 Harvey Watkins 35 18 17 0 .514
1896 Arthur Irwin 90 36 53 1 .404
1896-98 Bill Joyce 316 179 122 15 .595
1898 Cap Anson 22 9 13 0 .409
1899 John Day 66 29 35 2 .453
1899 Fred Hoey 87 31 55 1 .361
1900 Buck Ewing 63 21 41 1 .339
1902 Horace Fogel 44 18 23 3 .439
1902 Heinie Smith 32 5 27 0 .156
1902-32 John McGraw 4,424 2,583 1,790 51 .591
1924-25 Hughie Jennings 76 53 23 0 .697
1927 Rogers Hornsby 33 22 10 1 .688
1932-41 Bill Terry 1,496 823 661 12 .555
1942-48 Mel Ott 1,004 464 530 10 .467
1948-55 Leo Durocher 1,163 637 523 3 .549
1956-60, 1976 Bill Rigney 836 406 430 0 .486
1960 Tom Sheehan 98 46 50 2 .479
1961-64 Alvin Dark 644 366 277 1 .569
1965-68 Herman Franks 649 367 280 2 .567
1969-70 Clyde King 204 109 95 0 .534
1970-74 Charlie Fox 675 348 327 0 .516
1974-75 Wes Westrum 247 118 129 0 .478
1977-79 Joe Altobelli 464 225 239 0 .485
1979-80 Dave Bristol 183 85 98 0 .464
1981-84 Frank Robinson 541 264 277 0 .488
1984 Danny Ozark 56 24 32 9 .429
1985 Jim Davenport 144 56 88 0 .389
1985-92 Roger Craig 1,152 586 566 0 .509
1993-2002 Dusty Baker 1,556 840 715 1 .540
2003-06 Felipe Alou 646 342 304 0 .529
2007- Bruce Bochy 1,296 667 629 0 .515
*T/ND header stands for Ties/No Decisions

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BRUCE DOUGLAS BOCHY
Year Club AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1975 Covington-R .338 37 145 31 49 9 0 4 34 11 18 0
1976 Columbus-AA .230 69 230 9 53 6 0 0 16 14 30 0

BOCHY
Dubuque-A .243 30 103 9 25 4 0 1 8 12 11 1
1977 Cocoa-A .253 128 430 40 109 18 2 3 35 35 30 0
1978 Columbus-AA .268 79 261 25 70 10 2 7 34 13 30 0
Houston .266 54 154 8 41 8 0 3 15 11 35 0
1979 Houston .217 56 129 11 28 4 0 1 6 13 25 0
1980 Houston .182 22 22 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 7 0
1981 Tidewater-AAA .227 85 269 23 61 11 2 8 38 22 47 0
1982 Tidewater-AAA .227 81 251 32 57 11 0 15 52 19 47 2
New York-NL .306 17 49 4 15 4 0 2 8 4 6 0
1983 Las Vegas-AAA .303 42 145 28 44 8 1 11 33 15 25 3
San Diego .214 23 42 2 9 1 1 0 3 0 9 0
1984 Las Vegas-AAA .264 34 121 18 32 7 0 7 22 17 13 0
San Diego .228 37 92 10 21 5 1 4 15 3 21 0
1985 San Diego .268 48 112 16 30 2 0 6 13 6 30 0
1986 San Diego .252 63 127 16 32 9 0 8 22 14 23 1
1987 San Diego .160 38 75 8 12 3 0 2 11 11 21 0
1988 Las Vegas-AAA .231 53 147 17 34 5 0 5 13 17 28 1
M.L. Totals .239 358 802 75 192 37 2 26 93 67 177 1

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1980 HOU vs. PHI .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 SD vs. CHI -Did Not Play-
LCS Totals .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1984 SD vs. DET 1.000 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club W L PCT. Finish
1989 Spokane-A 41 34 .547 2nd*
1990 Riverside-A 64 78 .451 4th/5th
1991 High Desert-A 73 63 .537 3rd/1st*
1992 Wichita-AA 70 66 .515 1st/4th*
1995 San Diego 70 74 .486 3rd
1996 San Diego 91 71 .562 1st¶
1997 San Diego 76 86 .469 4th
1998 San Diego 98 64 .605 1st¶
1999 San Diego 74 88 .457 4th
2000 San Diego 76 86 .469 5th
2001 San Diego 79 83 .488 4th
2002 San Diego 66 96 .407 5th
2003 San Diego 64 98 .395 5th
2004 San Diego 87 75 .537 3rd
2005 San Diego 82 80 .506 1st
2006 San Diego 88 74 .543 1st
2007 San Francisco 71 91 .438 5th
2008 San Francisco 72 90 .444 4th
2009 San Francisco 88 74 .543 3rd
2010 San Francisco 92 70 .568 1st #
2011 San Francisco 86 76 .531 2nd
2012 San Francisco 94 68 .580 1st #
2013 San Francisco 76 86 .469 T3rd
2014 San Francisco 88 74 .543 2nd#
Minor Totals 248 241 .507
S.F. Totals 667 629 .515
M.L. Totals 1,618 1,614 .502
* Minor League Championship ¶ National League Manager of Year # World Series Championship

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POST SEASON MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club, Opp W L PCT. Series
1996 SD vs. STL 0 3 .000 LDS
1998 SD vs. HOU 3 1 .750 LDS
BOCHY

SD vs. ATL 4 2 .667 LCS


SD vs. NYY 0 4 .000 WS
2005 SD vs. STL 0 3 .000 LDS
2006 SD vs. STL 1 3 .333 LDS
2010 SF vs. ATL 3 1 .750 LDS
SF vs. PHI 4 2 .667 LCS
SF vs. TEX 4 1 .800 WS
2012 SF vs. CIN 3 2 .600 LDS
SF vs. STL 4 3 .571 LCS
SF vs. DET 4 0 1.000 WS
2014 SF at PIT 1 0 1.000 WC
SF vs. WAS 3 1 .750 LDS
SF vs. STL 4 1 .800 LCS
SF vs. KC 4 3 .571 WS
Totals 42 30 .583

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Mark Gardner
BULLPEN COACH 26

GARDNER
Fullname : Mark Allan Gardner
Birthdate : March 1, 1962
2015 Opening Day Age : 53
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California
Resides : Friant, California
Giants Coach Since : 2003
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER > Was voted by his Giants teammates, coaches and train-
> Former Giants hurler embarks on his 13th season as part ing staff as co-winner (with Benito Santiago) of the 2001
of the Giants’ coaching staff in 2015, again filling role as “Willie Mac” Award, given to the most inspirational
the club’s bullpen coach. player on the team.
> Has assisted pitching coach Dave Righetti during his first
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
12 seasons as a big league coach.
> Married (Kerry Steitz, Jan. 19, 2008)…has two sons
PLAYING CAREER (Nicholas, Sept. 24, 1992 and Daniel Dean, May 30, 1995).
> Enjoyed a successful 13-year career as a ML pitcher, > Graduated from Clovis (CA) High School.
culminating in six-year stay in San Francisco that saw > Attended Fresno (CA) City College and Fresno State
him become one of club’s most popular and inspirational University.
players…right-hander posted lifetime 99-93 mark with > Played for the U.S. team during tour of Cuba in fall of
one save and a 4.56 ERA in 345 games (275 starts) for 1984.
Montreal (1989-92), Kansas City (1993), Florida (1994-95) > Has been very involved, along with late wife, Lori, with
and Giants (1996-2001). California Organ Donor Network, working with that orga-
> Notched double-digit victories in four of six SF campaigns nization and Stanford Medical Center in raising aware-
(1996-98 and 2000), logging 58-45 mark with 4.71 ERA in ness of the need for organ and tissue donors.
175 games (147 starts) in a Giants uniform…also reached > Lori and Mark also created Step to the Plate Foundation,
10-win plateau with Montreal in 1992. which helps families of transplant recipients.
> Made 112 starts for the Giants from 1996-99, with only > Donates money to Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids
John Burkett (157) making more starts for SF during the Foundation, supports California’s Responsible Fatherhood
1990’s…was the first Giant pitcher to reach double digits Campaign with special visits and other work.
in wins for three straight seasons (1996-98) since Burkett
did it four-consecutive years (1990-93).
> Pitched a 9-inning no-hitter July 26, 1991 at Los Angeles
while with Montreal, but gave up two hits in the 10th.
> Originally came to SF after signing as free agent at the
end of 1996 Spring Training and emerged as the club’s
winningest pitcher that season.

Gardner’s Giants Gems


> S hared the 2001 Willie Mac Award with Benito Santiago, which recognized both players for
their spirit and leadership.
> The “family room’’ for Giants wives and children, located across from the clubhouse, is named
after Mark’s late wife Lori Gardner, who died in 2003 of liver cancer.

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MARK ALLAN GARDNER
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1985 Jamestown-A 0-0 2.77 3 3 0 0 0 13.0 9 4 4 4 16
GARDNER

W. Palm Beach-A 5-4 2.37 10 9 4 0 0 60.2 54 24 16 18 44


1986 Jacksonville-AA 10-11 3.84 29 28 3 1 0 168.2 144 88 72 90 140
1987 Indianapolis-AAA 3-3 5.67 9 9 0 0 0 46.0 48 32 29 28 41
Jacksonville-AA 4-6 4.19 17 17 1 0 0 101.0 101 50 47 42 78
1988 Jacksonville-AA 6-3 1.60 15 15 4 2 0 112.1 72 24 20 36 130
Indianapolis-AAA 4-2 2.77 13 13 3 1 0 84.1 65 30 26 32 71
1989 Indianapolis-AAA 12-4 2.37 24 23 4 2 0 163.1 122 51 43 59 175
Montreal 0-3 5.13 7 4 0 0 0 26.1 26 16 15 11 21
1990 Montreal 7-9 3.42 27 26 3 3 0 152.2 129 62 58 61 135
1991 Indianapolis-AAA 2-0 3.48 6 6 0 0 0 31.0 26 13 12 16 38
Montreal 9-11 3.85 27 27 0 0 0 168.1 139 78 72 75 107
1992 Montreal 12-10 4.36 33 30 0 0 0 179.2 179 91 87 60 132
1993 Kansas City 4-6 6.19 17 16 0 0 0 91.2 92 65 63 36 54
Omaha-AAA 4-2 2.79 8 8 1 0 0 48.1 34 17 15 19 41
1994 Florida 4-4 4.87 20 14 0 0 0 92.1 97 53 50 30 57
Edmonton-AAA 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 0 0 1 11
Brevard County-A 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 1 3
1995 Florida 5-5 4.49 39 11 1 1 1 102.1 109 60 51 43 87
1996 San Francisco 12-7 4.42 30 28 4 1 0 179.1 200 105 88 57 145
San Jose-A 0-0 3.18 1 1 0 0 0 5.2 4 2 2 0 7
1997 San Francisco 12-9 4.29 30 30 2 1 0 180.1 188 92 86 57 136
1998 San Francisco 13-6 4.33 33 33 4 2 0 212.0 203 106 102 65 151
1999 San Francisco 5-11 6.47 29 21 1 0 0 139.0 142 103 100 57 86
San Jose-A 1-0 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 10.0 10 5 5 3 13
2000 San Francisco 11-7 4.05 30 20 0 0 0 149.0 155 72 67 42 92
2001 San Francisco 5-5 5.40 23 15 0 0 0 91.2 93 57 55 34 53
Fresno-AAA 0-1 6.00 3 3 0 0 0 6.0 10 4 4 1 7
S.F. Totals 58-45 4.71 175 147 11 4 0 951.1 981 535 498 312 663
M.L. Totals 99-93  
4.56 345 275 15 8 1 1764.2 1751 960 894 628
1256

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1997 SF vs. FLA -Did Not Pitch-
2000 SF vs. NY-NL 0-1 8.31 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 4 4 2 5
DS Totals 0-1 8.31 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 4 4 2 5

Lori Ann Gardner


1964-2003
Lori Gardner, the wife of former Giants pitcher
and current coach Mark Gardner, passed away
in November of 2003, after a courageous battle
with liver cancer. In honor of Lori and her tre-
mendous work within the community, the Giants
have dedicated the family playroom across
from the Giants Clubhouse as the Lori Gardner
Family Room. Contributions in Lori’s memory for
the fight against cancer can be made to the Step
to the Plate Foundation, 7797 North First Street,
The Gardners (left to right), Daniel, Mark, Lori and Nicholas
Suite 26, Fresno, California 93720.

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Bill Hayes
FIRST BASE COACH 58

HAYES
Fullname : William Ernest Hayes
Birthdate : October 24, 1957
2015 Opening Day Age : 57
Birthplace : Cheverly, Mar yland
Resides : Chandler, Arizona
Giants Coach Since : 2003
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER > Was originally slated to manage Class A Advanced San
> Returns for his 16th season in the Giants organization, and Jose in 2003, but was elevated to big league club prior to
39th campaign overall in professional baseball. Opening Day.
> Will serve as the Giants’ first base coach this season after > Was a member of the coaching staff that traveled to
working 13-straight years as SF’s bullpen catcher. Taiwan with MLB All-Stars in 2011.
> Takes over first base coaching box for Roberto Kelly, who
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
moved to coach third base due to the retirement of Tim
Flannery. > Has two daughters (Kirstyn and Megan).
> Prior to joining San Francisco chain, former big league > Graduated from St. Patrick’s (NE) High School.
catcher spent six years in the Cubs organization and six > Attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
seasons with the Rockies.
> Logged 15 years as a minor league manager.

WILLIAM ERNEST HAYES


Year Club AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1978 Pompano Beach-A .163 64 208 24 34 2 1 2 21 26 49 0
1979 Midland-AA .300 107 377 51 113 21 2 10 55 31 85 4
1980 Wichita-AAA .229 111 367 29 84 14 1 8 48 26 60 2
Chicago-NL .222 4 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
1981 Iowa-AAA .247 83 267 33 66 13 1 10 42 18 49 3
Chicago-NL .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 Iowa-AAA .249 75 245 36 61 16 1 15 40 22 68 3
1983 Iowa-AAA .257 102 331 43 85 16 1 13 55 46 62 3
1984 Iowa-AAA .221 116 366 52 81 25 1 16 49 38 95 1
1985 Iowa-AAA .188 86 260 23 49 8 1 7 31 26 57 3
1986 Omaha-AAA .239 90 247 23 59 11 0 2 18 27 54 1
1987 Iowa-AAA .333 14 33 7 11 3 0 0 5 -- -- 1
M.L. Totals .222 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club W L PCT. Finish
1988 Geneva-A 27 51 .346 6th
1989 Geneva-A 36 39 .480 5th
1990 Geneva-A 51 26 .662 1st
1991 Peoria-A 62 76 .449 6th
1992 Winston-Salem-A 29 40 .420 4th/3rd
1993 Daytona Beach-A 57 76 .429 4th
1994 Central Valley-A 65 71 .478 4th
1995 Salem-A 68 72 .486 3rd
1996 New Haven-AA 66 75 .468 4th
1997 New Haven-AA 64 78 .432 5th
1999 Colorado Springs-AAA 66 73 .475 2nd
2000 Shreveport-AA 58 81 .417 1st/4th
2001 Hagerstown-A 83 57 .593 3rd/1st
2002 San Jose-A 68 72 .486 3rd/4th
Minor Totals 800 887 .474

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Roberto Kelly
THIRD BASE COACH 39
KELLY

Fullname : Roberto Conrado Kelly


Birthdate : October 1, 1964
2015 Opening Day Age : 50
Birthplace : Panama City, Panama
Resides : Arlington, Texas
Giants Coach Since : 2008
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Former All-Star outfielder returns for his eighth season on > Graduated from Panama City High School, where he was
San Francisco’s coaching staff. three-sport star in baseball, basketball and volleyball.
> This season marks his first as the Giants’ third base coach > Attended Jose Dolores Mascote College in his
after serving the last seven years as SF’s first base coach. native Panama.
> Spent three seasons as manager of Giants’ Class A > Was inducted into the Latin Baseball Hall of Fame in Sept.
Augusta affiliate in South Atlantic League…guided the 2014.
GreenJackets to 285-187 ledgers (.622) and a pair of
playoff appearances in those three years.
> Was named 2006 SAL Manager of Year after leading
Augusta to the best record in all of minor league baseball
with 92-47 record.

PLAYING CAREER
> Enjoyed a solid 14-year Major League playing career,
compiling lifetime .290 avg. with 241 2Bs, 124 HRs, 585
RBI and 235 steals over 1,337 games.
> Saw big league action with New York Yankees (1987-92
and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993-94), Atlanta Braves
(1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers
(1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-97), Seattle Mariners
(1997) and Texas Rangers (1998-99).
> Was an All-Star selection in each league, representing
Yankees in 1992 and Reds in 1993.
> Advanced to the post season on four occasions, batting
.294 (10-for-34) in 10 LDS games with Dodgers (1995),
Mariners (1997) and Rangers (1998-99).
> Became just the fifth player in the storied history of the
Yankees franchise to record at least 20 HRs and 20 SBs in
a season, accomplishing the feat in 1991.

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ROBERTO CONRADO KELLY
Year Club AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1982 GCL-Yankees-R .198 31 86 13 17 1 1 1 18 10 18 3
1983 Oneonta-A .216 48 167 17 36 1 2 2 17 12 20 12

KELLY
Greensboro-A .265 20 49 6 13 0 0 0 3 3 5 3
1984 Greensboro-A .238 111 361 68 86 13 2 1 26 57 49 42
1985 Ft. Lauderdale-A .247 114 417 86 103 4 13 3 38 58 70 49
1986 Albany-AA .291 86 299 42 87 11 4 2 43 29 63 10
1987 Columbus-AAA .278 118 471 77 131 19 8 13 62 33 116 51
New York-AL .269 23 52 12 14 3 0 1 7 5 15 9
1988 New York-AL .247 38 77 9 19 4 1 1 7 3 15 5
Columbus-AAA .333 30 120 25 40 8 1 3 16 6 29 11
1989 New York-AL .302 137 441 65 133 18 3 9 48 41 89 35
1990 New York-AL .285 *162 641 85 183 32 4 15 61 33 148 42
1991 New York-AL .267 126 486 68 130 22 2 20 69 45 77 32
1992 New York-AL .272 152 580 81 158 31 2 10 66 41 96 28
1993 Cincinnati .319 78 320 44 102 17 3 9 35 17 43 21
1994 Cincinnati .302 47 179 29 54 8 0 3 21 11 35 9
Atlanta .286 63 255 44 73 15 3 6 24 24 36 10
1995 Montreal .274 24 95 11 26 4 0 1 9 7 14 4
Los Angeles .279 112 409 47 114 19 2 6 48 15 65 15
1996 Minnesota .323 98 322 41 104 17 4 6 47 23 53 10
1997 Minnesota .287 75 247 39 71 19 2 5 37 17 50 7
Ft. Myers-A .364 4 11 2 4 0 0 1 2 4 6 1
Seattle .298 30 121 19 36 7 0 7 22 5 17 2
1998 Texas .323 75 257 48 83 7 3 16 46 8 46 0
1999 Texas .300 87 290 41 87 17 1 8 37 21 57 6
2000 New York-AL .120 10 25 4 3 1 0 1 1 1 6 0
2001 Colo. Springs-AAA .288 63 212 32 61 10 0 12 48 18 48 1
M.L. Totals .290 1337 4797 687 1390 241 30 124 585 317 862 235
*Led League

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


Year Club, Site AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1992 AL, San Diego .500 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
1993 NL, Baltimore .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ASG Totals .333 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1995 LA vs. CIN .364 3 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1997 SEA vs. BAL .308 4 13 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 3 0
1998 TEX vs. NYY .143 2 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999 TEX vs. NYY .333 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
LDS Totals .294 10 34 1 10 4 0 0 1 1 7 0

MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club W L PCT. Finish
2005 Augusta-A 77 59 .566 2nd/T2nd
2006 Augusta-A 92 47 .662 2nd/1st
2007 Augusta-A 89 51 .636 1st/3rd
Minor Totals 258 157 .622

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Joe Lefebvre
MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING COACH 5
LEFEBVRE

Fullname : Joseph Henr y Lefebvre


Birthdate : Februar y 22, 1956
2015 Opening Day Age : 59
Birthplace : Concord, New Hampshire
Resides : Hookset, New Hampshire
Giants Coach Since : 2000-07; 2012-Present
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER RBI in 447 games.


> Lefebvre will begin his 21st campaign overall in > Suffered torn cartilage and ligament damage in his right
the Giants’ organization…in 2015 he will con- knee in June 1984 and missed all of 1985 while rehabili-
tinue to work as one of the club’s Major League tating.
hitting coaches. > Returned to the big leagues in 1986, but was forced to
> Lefebvre was in uniform for the first time in five years in retire after playing in only 14 games.
August of 2011, working closely with current hitting coach > Broke in with the Yankees and homered for his first ML hit,
Hensley Meulens. connecting off Dave Stieb at Toronto on May 22, 1980.
> From 2008-2011, Lefebvre worked as a senior advisor of > Homered in his first two Major League games to tie the
pro-scouting to general manager Brian Sabean, providing American League record.
evaluations on both major and minor league levels. > Enjoyed his finest season in 1983, hitting combined .306
> Prior to moving to the Giants’ front office, he served on the in 119 games for the Padres and Phillies.
Giants’ coaching staff from 2002-07…manned first base > Was originally the Yankees’ third round selection in
coaching box for NL Champion SF while also assisting June 1977 draft.
hitting instructor Gene Clines in 2002…from 2003-07 was
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
the club’s hitting coach, working with some of the games
finest hitters. > Married (Julie).
> Worked as the Giants’ triple-A hitting coach from 1996-98 > Has two children (son, Gregory and daughter, Kristin).
and the club’s coordinator of minor league hitting from > Graduated from Concord (NH) High School, where he
1997-2001…in addition to his minor league duties, spent played baseball, basketball and soccer.
time with the big league club during both spring training > Was high school teammate of Giants general manager
and regular season during 2000 and 2001 campaigns. Brian Sabean.
> Prior to joining San Francisco, he was an instructor in > Attended Eckerd (FL) College, where he was All-American
the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies systems. MVP in Division II College World Series as sophomore.

PLAYING CAREER
> Played six seasons in the Majors as an outfielder with the
New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1981-83) and
Philadelphia Phillies (1983-86) before having his career cut
short due to injury.
> Compiled .258 career batting avg. with 31 HRs and 130

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JOSEPH HENRY LEFEBVRE
Year Club AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1977 Ft. Lauderdale .308 48 172 20 53 6 9 2 29 15 16 0

LEFEBVRE
West Haven .364 6 22 8 8 2 0 0 3 4 3 0
1978 West Haven .266 134 459 102 122 21 11 19 70 76 77 3
1979 West Haven .292 138 487 85 142 28 10 21 107 79 61 5
1980 Columbus .278 56 198 37 55 11 3 10 26 44 30 4
New York-AL .227 74 150 26 34 1 1 8 21 27 30 4
1981 San Diego .256 86 246 31 63 13 4 8 31 35 3 6
1982 San Diego .238 102 239 25 57 9 0 4 21 18 50 0
Hawaii .344 8 32 7 11 3 1 0 5 4 5 1
1983 San Diego .250 18 20 1 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 0
Philadelphia .310 101 258 34 80 20 8 8 38 31 46 5
1984 Reading .333 6 12 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 0
Philadelphia .250 52 160 22 40 9 0 3 18 23 37 0
1985 Philadelphia - Injured, Did Not Play –
1986 Philadelphia .111 14 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
M.L. Totals 258 447 1091 139 281 52 13 31 130 139 204 11
*Led League

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Site AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1980 NYY vs. KC .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 PHI vs. LAD .000 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
LCS Totals .000 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1983 PHI vs. BAL .200 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0

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Hensley Meulens
HITTING COACH 31
MEULENS

Fullname : Hensley Filemon Meulens


Birthdate : June 23, 1967
2015 Opening Day Age : 47
Birthplace : Willemstad, Curacao
Resides : Coral Springs, Florida
Giants Coach Since : 2010
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER America in 1987 and led International League in home


> Former big leaguer will enter his sixth season of Major runs (26) and RBI (100) while playing with Columbus
League coaching in 2015, serving as a hitting coach. in 1992.
> Managed The Kingdom of the Netherlands in the 2013 > Played parts of five seasons with the Yankees (1989-93)
World Baseball Classic...led his club to the semi-finals before spending three seasons in Japan (1994-96).
of the WBC before being defeated by the Dominican > Returned to U.S. and had brief stints with Montreal (1997)
Republic, 4-1. and Arizona (1998).
> Prior to his current stint he was the triple-A hitting coach > Played with independent Newark in 1999.
for the Fresno Grizzlies in 2009. > Made his Major League debut Aug. 23, 1989 and singled
> Prior to joining SF’s organization, was triple-A hitting off Mike Boddicker for his first big league hit in just his
coach for the Indianapolis Indians of Pittsburgh Pirates third at-bat.
organization from 2005-08. > Overall, batted .220 (109-for-496) with 15 home runs and
> Was part of the coaching staff for Bluefield, Baltimore’s 53 RBI in 182 Major League contests.
advanced rookie team in Appalachian League from PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
2003-04.
> He and his wife Gyselle, have one son, Elijah Gabriel
PLAYING CAREER Ludwig (April 14, 2010) and two daughters, Mia Valentina
Turya (Feb. 29, 2012) and Evangelina Cristina Vuri (Jan.
> Made his professional debut with the New York Yankees
14, 2014)…Hensley also has two daughters, Michelle
in 1986 and spent eight years in their system.
and Danielle, and one grandson Maxton Hensley Liam
> Named Carolina League Player of the Year by Baseball

Meulens’ Giants Gems


 icknamed “Bam Bam” from his softball days back home in Curacao. Was hitting home runs left-handed and
> N
his friends compared his power to the Flintstones cartoon character.
> Was first Major Leaguer to come from Curacao.
> Speaks five different languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento and Japanese.
> On July 13, 2012, received the Royal decoration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from Consul General Bart
van Bolhuis before the game. Was conferred the status of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau – the rank
of knighthood. This decoration bestowed the title of Sir. to Bam Bam marking the honor of being knighted by
the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for service to the monarch and country.
> Has a baseball academy in Curacao, run by his brother. Kids ages 4 to 19, from September to June.
> Meulens’ father was a big soccer star who was captain of the national team. But Meulens and his brother
chose baseball over soccer, even though baseball was not a popular sport in the country at the time.
> Has been selected an inaugural astronaut for “Space Expedition Curacao,” a commercial space tourism
program the Caribbean nation is trying to launch by 2015. The first 100 flights have been set aside for a
group of so-called “Founder Astronauts.” Meulens will join three Dutch celebrities – a disc jockey, an air
travel pioneer and a supermodel – on flight No. 1.
> Got a street named after him by the government of Curacao on Dec. 16, 2013…the street is named KAMINDA
Hensley F.A. “Bam-Bam” Meulens.

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Pasquaretta (the son of Michelle and her husband Kevin).
> Graduated from Triniteit High School in Willemstad,
Curacao.

MEULENS
HENSLEY FILEMON MEULENS
Year Club AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1986 GCL Yankees-R .233 59 219 36 51 10 4 4 31 28 66 4
1987 Ft. Lauderdale-A .172 17 58 2 10 3 0 0 2 7 25 0
Prince William-A .300 116 430 76 129 23 2 28 103 53 124 14
1988 Albany-AA .245 79 278 50 68 9 1 13 40 37 97 3
Columbus-AAA .230 55 209 27 48 9 1 6 22 14 61 2
1989 Albany-AA .257 104 335 55 86 8 2 11 45 61 108 3
Columbus-AAA .289 14 45 8 13 4 0 1 3 8 13 0
New York-AL .179 8 28 2 5 0 0 0 1 2 8 0
1990 Columbus-AAA .285 136 480 81 137 20 5 26 96 66 132 6
New York-AL .241 23 83 12 20 7 0 3 10 9 25 1
1991 New York-AL .222 96 288 37 64 8 1 6 29 18 97 3
1992 Columbus-AAA .275 141 534 96 147 28 2 26 100 60 168 15
New York-AL .600 2 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1993 Columbus-AAA .204 75 279 39 57 14 0 14 45 32 92 6
New York-AL .170 30 53 8 9 1 1 2 5 8 19 0
1994 Chiba Lotte-J .248 122 431 49 107 21 0 23 69 35 135 8
1995 Yakult-J .244 130 438 74 107 16 0 29 80 64 134 6
1996 Yakult-J .246 128 439 47 108 14 3 25 67 44 140 1
1997 W. Palm Beach-A .250 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ottawa-AAA .274 121 423 81 116 20 2 24 75 62 119 19
Montreal .292 16 24 6 7 1 0 2 6 4 10 0
1998 Calgary-AAA .375 2 8 3 3 1 0 2 3 0 2 0
Tucson-AAA .250 70 268 45 67 16 2 13 37 30 67 2
Arizona .067 7 15 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 0
1999 Newark-Ind .283 118 448 84 127 17 3 21 94 52 102 12
2000 Saltillo-AAA .317 88 347 72 110 14 2 24 73 54 105 4
2001 Newark-Ind .245 40 139 26 34 10 1 10 30 16 34 3
Saltillo-AAA .241 83 299 48 72 12 2 13 50 44 95 2
2002 Puebla-AAA .204 38 137 14 28 3 1 1 24 22 37 0
M.L. Totals .220 182 496 67 109 17 2 15 53 42 165 4

MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club W L PCT. Finish
2013 Netherlands-WBC 4 4 .500 --

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Dave Righetti
PITCHING COACH 33
RIGHETTI

Fullname : David Allen Righetti


Birthdate : November 28, 1958
2015 Opening Day Age : 56
Birthplace : San Jose, California
Resides : Los Altos, California
Giants Coach Since : 2000
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER > Was named to American League All-Star squads in 1986
> One of baseball’s premier pitching coaches returns for his and 1987 while with New York…established then-Major
16th season in San Francisco. League record with 46 saves in 1986…finished fourth in
> Is the longest tenured pitching coach in the big leagues. Cy Young voting and 10th in AL MVP (BBWAA) balloting
> Is one of just five individuals since 1900 to serve as a that year…was named to AP post season All-Star squad
Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining current bench while also earn­ing Rolaids Relief Man of Year and The
coach Ron Wotus (17 years, 1998-present), Larry Jansen Sporting News Fireman of Year awards.
(12 years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986- > Won second-straight Rolaids AL Relief Man award and
96) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71). tied for Fireman of Year in 1987 with 31 saves.
> His 15-year run is the longest in San Francisco history > Signed with the Giants as a free agent, Dec. 5, 1990.
among pitching coaches. > Notched his 1,000th career strikeout April 29, 1991, fan-
> 2000 marked his first year on a Major League staff. ning St. Louis’ Felix Jose.
> In 1999 he returned to the Giants organization, serving as
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
a roving minor league pitching instructor.
> Married (Kandice, February 11, 1989)…has three children
PLAYING CAREER (triplets Nicolette, Natalee and Wesley, July 19, 1991).
> San Jose (CA) native was All-League baseball player at
> During his banner 16-year big league career, stylish left-
Pioneer High School.
hander made stops with the Yankees (1979, 1981-90),
> Also attended San Jose City College.
Giants (1991-93), A’s (1994), Blue Jays (1994) and White
> Was named state Junior College Player of Year in 1977.
Sox (1995)…posted a 82-79 record with 3.46 ERA and
> Brother, Steve, played in Texas organization from 1977-79,
1,112 strikeouts in 718 career games (89 starts).
father, Leo, was star shortstop in Pacific Coast League
> With 252 career saves, ranks 32nd on Major League
while playing for San Francisco Seals.
Baseball’s all-time save list…ranks second on Yankees’
> Is an honorary Board member for Jean Weingarten
all-time charts for saves (224) and games pitched (522).
Peninsula Oral School for Deaft (JWPOSD).
> Began his career as a starter, then converted to a reliever
> Is also involved with various Cerebral Palsy organizations
in 1984…earned American League Rookie of Year award
and El Camino Health Care.
in 1981 after going 8-4 with 2.06 ERA (second-best in
> Has been involved with the Leukemia Society.
AL)…played a major role in the Yankees’ trip to the World
> Is a member of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Series in 1981…earned two victories in the Division
> Member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of
Series vs. Milwaukee, winning Game 2 as starter and
Fame.
Game 5 in relief…was also the winning pitcher as a
> San Jose Sports Hall of Fame member.
starter in Game 3 of ALCS vs. Oakland…had a no-decision
in his only appearance vs. Dodgers in the World Series
> While wearing New York pinstripes, tossed a no-hitter
against the Boston Red Sox, July 4, 1983…was the first
Yankee no-hitter since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the
1956 World Series.
> In 1984, notched 31 saves in 40 chances during his first
campaign as reliever.

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Righetti’s Giants Gems

RIGHETTI
> W  as the first player in history to pitch a no-hitter and also lead the league in saves in his
career. Dennis Eckersley later achieved the feat.
> Nicknames are “Rags” and “The Big Ragu.”
> Grew up a Giants fan, with Willie McCovey as his favorite player.
> Avid golfer has played in AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and has sponsored tournaments on
semi-pro golf team.
> Named to National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Feb. 2010.
> Was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 2013.

DAVID ALLEN RIGHETTI


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1977 Asheville-A 11-3 3.14 17 16 3 0 0 109.0 989 47 38 53 101
1978 Tulsa-AA 5-5 3.16 13 13 6 0 0 91.0 66 40 32 49 127
1979 West Haven-AA 4-3 1.96 11 11 3 0 0 69.0 45 23 15 45 78
Columbus-AAA 3-2 2.93 8 6 3 2 0 40.0 22 13 13 19 44
New York-AL 0-1 3.71 3 3 0 0 0 17.0 10 7 7 10 13
1980 Columbus-AAA 6-10 4.63 24 23 4 1 0 142.0 124 79 73 101 139
1981 Columbus-AAA 5-0 1.00 7 7 2 2 0 45.0 30 8 5 26 50
New York-AL 8-4 2.06 15 15 2 0 0 105.0 75 25 24 38 89
1982 Columbus-AAA 1-0 2.81 4 4 1 0 0 25.2 22 11 8 12 33
New York-AL 11-10 3.79 33 27 4 0 1 183.0 155 88 77 *108 163
1983 New York-AL 14-8 3.44 31 31 7 2 0 217.0 194 96 83 67 169
1984 New York-AL 5-6 2.34 64 0 0 0 31 96.1 79 29 25 37 90
1985 New York-AL 12-7 2.78 74 0 0 0 29 107.0 86 36 33 45 92
1986 New York-AL 8-8 2.45 74 0 0 0 *46 106.2 88 31 29 35 83
1987 New York-AL 8-6 3.51 60 0 0 0 31 95.0 95 45 37 44 77
1988 New York-AL 5-4 3.52 60 0 0 0 25 87.0 86 35 34 37 70
1989 New York-AL 2-6 3.00 55 0 0 0 25 69.0 73 32 23 26 51
1990 New York-AL 1-1 3.57 53 0 0 0 36 53.0 48 24 21 26 43
1991 San Francisco 2-7 3.39 61 0 0 0 24 71.2 64 29 27 28 51
1992 San Francisco 2-7 5.06 54 4 0 0 3 78.1 79 47 44 36 47
1993 San Francisco 1-1 5.70 51 0 0 0 1 47.1 58 31 30 17 31
1994 Oakland 0-0 16.71 7 0 0 0 0 7.0 13 13 13 9 4
Knoxville-AA 1-1 2.21 7 4 0 0 0 20.1 20 12 5 4 18
Toronto 0-1 6.75 13 0 0 0 0 13.1 9 10 10 10 10
1995 Chicago-AL 3-2 4.20 10 9 0 0 0 49.1 65 24 23 18 29
Nashville-AAA 4-5 3.23 16 15 1 1 0 83.2 81 40 30 20 44
S.F. Totals 5-15 4.61 166 4 0 0 28 197.1 201 107 101 81 129
M.L. Totals 82-79 3.46 718 89 13 2 252
1403.2 1287 602 540 591 1112

*Led League

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


Year Club, Site W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1986 A.L., Houston 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 0 0
1987 A.L., Oakland 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
ASG Totals 0-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 0 0 0 0

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1981 NYY vs. MIL 2-0 1.00 2 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 1 1 3 10

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP series RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1981 NYY vs. OAK 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 0 0 2 4

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER BB SO
1981 NYY vs. LA 0-0 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 5 3 3 2 1

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Ron Wotus
BENCH COACH 10
WOTUS

Fullname : Ronald Allen Wotus


Birthdate : March 3, 1961
2015 Opening Day Age : 54
Birthplace : Colchester, Connecticut
Resides : Pleasant Hill, California
Giants Coach Since : 1998
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER Firebirds to the best record in all of triple-A baseball with
> Highly regarded baseball man has spent the past 27 years 88-55 mark, that team finished the season with one of
in the Giants organization, with 25 seasons in coaching best second half finishes in PCL history, winning 41 of its
ranks and last 17 campaigns on the Major League staff. final 51games.
> Is one of only five individuals since 1900 to serve as a > From 1993-95 he led SF’s double-A franchise at Shreveport
Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining Larry Jansen (12 to three straight playoff berths.
years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986-96), > His 1995 club claimed Texas League championship with
current pitching coach Dave Righetti (15 years, 2000-pres- 88-47 mark, best record in all of minor league baseball.
ent) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71). > Was tabbed California League Manager of Year in 1991
> Invaluable asset has served as the Giants bench coach, when he guided squad San Jose to playoffs with 92-44
while also handling infield defense. ledger, the best mark in all of professional baseball.
> Was manager in SF’s farm system for seven years (1991-
PLAYING CAREER
97).
> Was twice named Manager of the Year, while posting > Originally 16th round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 1979,
overall 554-412 record (.574) in the minors. enjoyed 11-year professional career, including parts of
> His teams finished above .500 mark and made the playoffs 1983 and 1984 seasons with the Pirates…in 32 big league
in six of his seven years as skipper. games with Bucs, logged .207 career mark with two RBI.
> Was a member of the coaching staff that traveled to > Made his Major League debut Sept. 3, 1983 in Atlanta.
Taiwan with MLB All-Stars in 2011. > First Major League hit was a single off Dodgers’ Orel
> In 1998, he joined Dusty Baker’s staff as a third base Hershiser at LA July 4, 1984.
coach, his first Major League coaching assignment of > His first multiple-hit game came in his last big league
his career. outing, second game of Sept. 30, 1984 doubleheader at
> From 1996-97, served as a manager for the Giants’ triple-A Philadelphia.
affiliate in Phoenix, leading Firebirds to back-to-back > Also played in Kansas City organization in 1987,
Pacific Coast League playoff appearances with two before con­cluding his career in Giants’ chain…played
Southern Division championships. for Phoenix in 1988 and 1989, accumulating .278
> Was named 1997 PCL Manager of Year after piloting batting average.

Wotus’ Giants Gems


> During several off-seasons while he was in the minors, Wotus worked as a physical therapy
assistant in Southern California.
> Wotus’s sister is a professor at Seattle University with a doctorate in neuroscience. His brother
is an engineer at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut.
> Wotus’s public high school in Colchester, CT, dates back to 1803. One of its first graduates was
Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.’’

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PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Married (Laurie, Jan. 17, 1987). Decade Club
> Graduated from Bacon (Colchester, CT) Academy in 1979.
Ron Wotus is just one of five individuals

WOTUS
> Played baseball, soccer and basketball in high school, was
All-New England center forward in soccer after scoring since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for
then-record 89 career goals…averaged 30.0 points per at least 10 years.
game as All-State guard in basketball as senior. Coach Years.
> Is avid golfer and runs youth baseball clinics with former
Ron Wotus 17 (1998-present)
Giant Erik Johnson during winter.
> Has been extremely active in community activities during Dave Righetti 15 (2000-present)
his 16 seasons with Giants, participating in variety of Larry Jansen 12 (1954, 1961-71)
outreach programs. Bob Lillis 11 (1986-96)
Wes Westrum 10 (1958-63,
1968-71)

RONALD ALLEN WOTUS


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1979 Bradenton-R .272 40 147 16 40 6 2 1 14 13 10 5
Salem-A .308 8 26 4 8 0 0 0 2 3 3 0
1980 Shelby-A .228 45 158 19 36 7 1 0 19 15 14 8
1981 Hagerstown-A .283 134 487 72 138 20 4 4 63 63 32 7
1982 Buffalo-AA .299 86 321 50 96 13 4 8 39 31 53 4
Portland-AAA .290 42 145 27 42 6 5 3 23 17 19 3
1983 Hawaii-AAA .301 125 465 94 140 28 6 10 62 63 72 9
Pittsburgh .000 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Hawaii-AAA .254 61 224 32 57 15 4 5 23 23 20 4
Pittsburgh .218 27 55 4 12 6 0 0 2 6 8 0
1985 Nashua-AA .186 37 102 9 19 3 2 0 14 20 13 1
1986 Hawaii-AAA .315 125 419 75 132 24 3 4 57 58 51 7
1987 Omaha-AAA .256 91 262 27 67 12 0 0 16 34 40 2
1988 Phoenix-AAA .287 82 261 46 75 8 3 1 33 43 35 7
1989 Phoenix-AAA .257 41 109 17 28 4 0 0 10 24 14 4
M.L. Totals .207 32 58 4 12 6 0 0 2 6 8 0

MANAGERIAL RECORD
Year Club W L PCT. Finish
1991 San Jose-A 92 44 .676 1st/2nd
1992 San Jose-A 78 58 .574 4th/2nd
1993 Shreveport-AA 67 69 .493 4th/1st
1994 Shreveport-AA 73 63 .537 1st/2nd
1995 Shreveport-AA 88 47 .652 1st/1st*
1996 Phoenix-AAA 69 75 .479 1st/4th
1997 Phoenix-AAA 88 55 .615 2nd/1st
Minor Totals 555 411 .575
* Minor League Championship

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Eli Whiteside
BULLPEN CATCHER 88
WHITESIDE

Fullname : Dustin Eli Whiteside


Birthdate : October 22, 1979
2015 Opening Day Age : 35
Birthplace : New Albany, Mississippi
Resides : New Albany, Mississippi
Giants Coach Since : 2015
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

COACHING CAREER > First Major League hit was a single off the Red Sox’s Scott
> Marks his first season as a coach at the professional level. Cassidy at Boston on July 9, 2005.
> Will also assist pitching coach Dave Righetti and bullpen > Became just the fourth SF Giants player and 13th in
coach Mark Gardner with pitching aspects. franchise history to hit his 1st Major League home run for
grand slam on Aug. 5, 2009 at Houston.
PLAYING CAREER > Was behind dish for Jonathan Sanchez’s no-hitter July
10, 2009 vs. San Diego, becoming 1st Giants backstop
> Originally a 6th round draft pick of Baltimore in 2001, to catch no-hitter since Gary Alexander caught John
enjoyed parts of six seasons at the Major League level Montefusco’s Sept. 9, 1976.
with Baltimore (2005), San Francisco (2009-12) and
Chicago (2014). PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Owned a career .210 batting avg. (108-for-514) with 10
> Married (Amy, Jan. 31, 2004)…son (Whit, Feb. 24, 2010).
home runs and 45 RBI in 216 career Major League games.
> Graduated from W.P. Daniel (MS) High School in 1998
> Won a World Series title with San Francisco in 2010 and
where he played baseball and soccer.
2012.
> Attended Delta State University (Cleveland, MS).
> Made his Major League debut July 5, 2005 at New York-
AL.

Whiteside’s Giants Gems


> Born and raised in New Albany, Mississippi.
> He and his sister grew up on 80 acres of land owned by his grandfather, who raised cattle and
grew corn though had a full-time job with Master-Bilt, which manufactures walk-in coolers. Eli
helped bale hay and crush corn for feed.
> Spent three years at Delta State and studied business.
> Has prematurely gray hair. Says it started turning gray when he was a high school sophomore.
It went all gray when he started playing professional ball.
> He caught Jonathan Sanchez’s no-hitter on July 10, 2009, because starting catcher Bengie
Molina was at the hospital with his wife for the birth of their daughter.
> Eli wrote a paper for school in 8th grade about wanting to be a Major League player when he
grows up. “it’s in his blood to play ball,” his mother, Cindy says. “He and his sister lived and
breathed baseball and softball.”
> His nickname as a child was Scratch, for the scar on the left side of his face. He cut his face
when he fell off his bicycle and landed on a broken tree limb.

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DUSTIN ELI WHITESIDE
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
2001 Delmarva-A .250 61 212 30 53 11 0 7 28 9 45 1

WHITESIDE
2002 Frederick-A .259 80 313 34 81 19 0 8 42 14 57 0
Bowie-AA .263 27 99 11 26 5 0 2 11 4 18 0
2003 GCL-Orioles-R .333 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0
Aberdeen-A .700 2 10 0 7 3 0 0 4 0 1 1
Bowie-AA .204 81 265 21 54 13 1 1 23 5 44 0
2004 Bowie-AA .253 90 297 41 75 18 0 18 60 25 65 2
2005 Ottawa-AAA .233 95 317 28 74 22 1 4 27 21 65 1
Baltimore .250 9 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2006 Ottawa-AAA .244 92 315 37 77 18 1 11 47 10 73 1
2007 Norfolk-AAA .180 18 61 5 11 1 0 2 6 1 12 1
Bowie-AA .291 42 141 18 41 7 4 4 30 8 32 0
2008 Rochester-AAA .167 8 24 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 6 0
Fresno-AAA .238 49 151 13 36 7 0 2 22 12 27 2
2009 Fresno-AAA .241 34 116 16 28 7 1 6 24 9 40 0
San Francisco .228 49 127 15 29 6 1 2 13 4 30 0
2010 San Francisco .238 56 126 19 30 6 1 4 10 8 35 1
2011 San Francisco .197 82 213 14 42 8 2 4 17 18 59 2
2012 Fresno-AAA .224 60 201 27 45 11 1 1 20 17 43 0
San Francisco .091 12 11 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 0
2013 Round Rock-AAA .187 67 225 21 42 6 0 5 25 16 61 0
2014 Chicago-NL .120 8 25 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 8 0
Iowa-AAA .214 63 206 14 44 13 0 6 21 18 50 0
Minor League Totals .236 870 2956 318 699 162 9 78 391 170 640 9
M.L. Totals .210 216 514 52 108 22 4 10 45 31 138 4

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behind the scenes
TRAINERS/PHYSICIANS

T rainers
Dave Groeschner Head Athletic Trainer
Dave Groeschner enters his ninth year as the head athletic trainer and 19th season overall
with the Giants, after serving as the club’s assistant athletic trainer from 2005-06. He is in
his second stint with the Giants having spent the 2004 season as the head athletic trainer
for the Chicago Cubs. Groeschner previously had spent four seasons in a dual role as the
assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coordinator for San Francisco
from 2000-03. He previously served as athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies
during the 1999 season, after logging two years at single-A San Jose and one campaign at rookie-league
Bellingham. Groeschner also served as the Giants minor league medical coordinator during the 2000-01 sea-
sons. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of South Carolina. Groeschner
is a member of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and the National Athletic Trainers
Association. He and his wife, Aimee, and daughters, Katie and Karmyn, reside in Mesa, AZ.

Anthony Reyes Assistant Athletic Trainer


Anthony Reyes enters his fourth season as an assistant athletic trainer for the Giants, his
12th season overall in the Giants organization. Reyes previously spent four seasons as
an athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. He also spent two seasons (2006-07)
with double-A Connecticut and worked with the Arizona Rookie team in 2005 after com-
pleting an internship for the Major League club in 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree
in kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2004, and was a student athletic trainer
when he attended the University of Washington from 1999-2001. Reyes is certified by the National Athletic
Trainer’s Association. He and his wife, Fay, reside in Martinez, CA.

Eric Ortega Assistant Athletic Trainer


Eric Ortega enters his second season as an assistant athletic trainer for the Giants. Ortega
previously spent two seasons as an athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, where he
was named the 2013 PCL Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Professional Baseball Athletics
Trainers Society. This year marks his ninth season overall within the Giants organization,
as he worked with the Arizona squad in 2006-07, Augusta in 2008, and in double-A with
Connecticut and Richmond from 2009-2011. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2003 at CSU
Sacramento and is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). Ortega resides in Watsonville,
CA.

Carl Kochan Strength and Conditioning Coach


Carl Kochan enters his fourth season as the Major League strength and conditioning
coach. Kochan spent the previous three seasons in the same capacity with triple-A
Fresno. Prior to that, he was the strength and conditioning coach for triple-A Pawtucket
in the Boston Red Sox organization in 2008 and also worked in the Seattle Mariners farm
system, working in both low-A Wisconsin (2007) and double-A San Antonio (2006).
Kochan played division I baseball and graduated from Southern Illinois University in
1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise. He holds a masters degree in Human Movement Science from A.T.
Still University (2012). Kochan is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) also with being a
certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) with the National
Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), along with, USA Weightlifting as a Sport Performance Coach
(USAW-SPC). Kochan and his wife Bethany, reside in Scottsdale, AZ.

Geoff Head ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH


Geoff Head starts his eighth season in the Giants organization, his first as an Assistant
Strength and Conditioning Coach. He spent the previous seven seasons working as a Minor
League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator...previously worked with Fischer Sports
Physical Therapy and Conditioning strength training, conditioning a variety of Major
League/Minor League baseball players. He earned his M.S. in Human Movement with an
emphasis in sports conditioning from A.T. Still University (Mesa, AZ). He is CSCS certified,
National Academy of Sports Medicine CES and PES, and is member of the National Strength
and Conditioning Association. Head resides in Scottsdale, AZ.

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TRAINERS/PHYSICIANS
Haro Ogawa Massage Therapist
Haro Ogawa returns for his eighth season as the Giants certified massage therapist.
Ogawa is licensed in acupuncture and herbal medicine in California and by the
National Certified Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM),
and is certified in athletic training by the National Athletic Trainer Association
(NATA). He has worked privately for the New York Mets (2007), Golden State
Warriors (2001-2002), Cart Racing League, Indy Racing League, and NASCAR
drivers (1999-2007). Originally, Ogawa trained and worked in Japan as a licensed acupuncturist and
moxibustion practitioner, certified Shiatsu and massage therapist, and head athletic trainer for the Japan
amateur baseball league and Japan national baseball team (1991-1998). He graduated with a Master of
Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC).

Taira Uematsu Major League bullpen catcher


Taira Uematsu enters his eighth year as the Giants bullpen catcher and medical assistant.
Uematsu originally joined the Giants’ organization in 2006 as an intern bullpen catcher
for triple-A Fresno and remained in Fresno for the 2007 season as the full-time bullpen
catcher before being promoted to San Francisco. Uematsu is a graduate of Southern
Illinois University Carbondale with a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology, with a special-
ization in athletic training.

T eam P hysicians

Anthony Saglimbeni, M.D. HEAD TEAM PHYSICIAN


Anthony Saglimbeni is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics and sports
medicine. Saglimbeni is President of South Bay Sports and Preventive Medicine
Associates in San Jose, where he maintains a private practice and acts as team
physician for the San Jose Giants. Saglimbeni is also a medical consultant at West
Valley College Student Health and Sports Medicine, and Santa Clara University
Athletics. He is team physician at Bellarmine College Prep and Presentation
High School in San Jose, and affiliated with various sports programs in the Silicon Valley. His pas-
sion for concussion medicine has culminated in the birth of the California Concussion Institute.

Ken Akizuki, M.D. HEAD TEAM Orthopedist


Ken Akizuki is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who completed a Sports
Medicine Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He has many athletic
affiliations in the Bay Area and is an active member of the sports medicine communi-
ty. Dr. Akizuki is the team orthopedist for the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Giants,
and the Academy of Art University, as well as the team physician for the University
of San Francisco and Skyline College. He also serves as an orthopedic consultant
for San Francisco State University, Santa Clara University, and San Francisco City College. In addition to
this, Akizuki is also a committee member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball.

Robert E. Murray, M.D., M.P.A. TEAM phYsician


Robert Murray, the director of Dignity Health Sports Medicine Team, returns for
his 17th year as a physician consultant to the Giants. A practicing physician in San
Francisco for the last 40 years, he received his medical degree from the University
of Michigan and specialty training at St. Louis University.

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M edical consultants
TRAINERS/PHYSICIANS

Michael Dillingham, M.D. Orthopedist

Tim McAdams, M.D. TEAM ORTHOPEDIST

Larry Oloff, D.P.M. Podiatry

Daniel Goodman, M.D. Ophthalmology

Michael Gazdar, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR

Dan Wall, M.D. Dermatologist

Erik Dean, D.O. Internal Medicine–Scottsdale, AZ

S TA F F
Shawon Dunston Assistant Coach/video replay analyst
Shawon Dunston enters his seventh season as an assistant ML coach/instructor after
playing with the club for four seasons. He also serves as one of SF’s replay coordina-
tors. The two-time All-Star, owned a .269 career avg. with 150 HRs and 668 RBI,
while logging 18 seasons in the Major Leagues. Dunston played for Chicago-NL
(1985-95, 1997), San Francisco (1996, 1998, 2001-02), Pittsburgh (1997), Cleveland
(1998), St. Louis (1999, 2000) and New York-NL (1999). Dunston won the 1996
Willie Mac Award and was the first overall pick in the 1982 draft by the Cubs. He was a three-time
baseball All-Star and two-time MVP at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY. He resides in
Fremont, CA.

Chad Chop BATTING PRACTICE PITCHER/VIDEO REPLAY ANALYST


Chad Chop enters his second season as one of the Giants’ instant replay coordinators.
He was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2002 draft by the Montreal Expos
in and played four seasons in the minor leagues. During his professional playing career,
the Tustin, California native led the South Atlantic League in hits in 2003 while playing
for the Savannah Sandgnats, and was also named to the Baseball America post-season
All-Star team. Chop played collegiate baseball at both San Diego State University and
Vangaurd University. From 2007-2013 he worked as a firefighter for the Tucson Fire Department.

Bret Alexander senior directoR of team travel/ HOME clubhouse MANAGER


Bret Alexander enters his fourth season with the Giants organization and his first
as the Senior Director of Team Travel & Clubhouse Operations, being promoted to
that position in January 2015. Bret is responsible for all facets of team travel logis-
tics during spring training, the regular season and postseason, and oversees the
organizational travel for the front office. Working in conjunction with Mike Murphy
(Senior Advisor Home Clubhouse), Bret will be working in all phases of the Giants
home clubhouse operations. Bret began his career in professional sports in the NBA with the now former
Seattle Supersonics in 1983, working as an intern. He went on to work as an assistant in media rela-
tions and then game operations. After serious consideration to follow his father’s footsteps as an NBA
referee, Bret instead was introduced to the music group U2 in 1989 through his wife, Theresa, and went
on to become their Tour Travel Manager, serving in that capacity from 1991-2011. From 2009-2011 he
managed the band’s travel logistics throughout the U2 360 World Tour campaign, playing to over seven
million fans, 110 shows, 78 cities, 30 countries and five continents. The tour is recognized as the high-
est grossing tour of all time. A native of Tacoma, Washington, he and his wife, Theresa are the proud
parents of three children, newly married Harley (23) and her husband Houston, Griffon (20) and Garret
(15). Bret and Theresa currently reside in Danville, CA.

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Alan Lee  SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA BASEBALL OPERATIONS/
MAJOR LEAGUE EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Alan Lee, who enters his 18th year with San Francisco, takes on the role of Major League

STAFF
Equipment Manager this season, in addition to continuing to oversee operations at
the Giants Baseball Complex in Arizona. In his new role Alan oversees all purchasing,
inventory and distribution of equipment for the Giants’ Major League and minor league
systems. As Senior Director of Arizona Baseball Operations, he is in charge of all aspects
of the management of the Giants Baseball Complex, which serves as the organization’s year-round training
facility. He manages all aspects of business operations, facilities improvements and equipment budgeting. Alan
began his baseball career in 1996 as the assistant clubhouse manager for the triple-A Phoenix Firebirds and has
worked at multiple levels within the Giants organization since, including managing the MLB Umpires Room
at AT&T Park the last four seasons, as well as assisting with team travel during the Giants’ last two postseason
appearances. Lee is a graduate of Washington State University and resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife
Shannon and daughter Eliana (5).

Michael Scardino COORDINATOR, ORGANIZATIONAL TRAVEL


Michael Scardino, who enters his 20th year with the Giants and 17th as the orga-
nizational travel coordinator, oversees all commercial travel for the organization.
The New York, NY native handles the travel needs for the front office staff as well as
both the major and minor league needs for the baseball operations department. The
University of California, Berkeley graduate began his professional baseball career
in marketing for the Oakland Athletics in 1982, before starting a travel service
for broadcast crews, broadcasters and sportswriters in 1985. He has also worked as a statistician and
television graphics coordinator over the years. Scardino and his wife, Katrinka, live in Richmond, and
have one son, Patrick.

Mike Murphy senior advisor home clubhouse


“Murph” has been a fixture with the Giants since the team moved west in
1958. In recognition of his lifelong commitment to the organization, the Giants
clubhouse at AT&T Park is named the Mike Murphy Clubhouse. In his 57
years, Murphy has never missed a Giants’ home game. The San Francisco
native is in his 58th season with the Giants. Murphy began his career in
professional baseball as bat boy for the San Francisco Seals (AAA) from 1954-
57, before becoming the Giants’ bat boy during the 1958-59 seasons. He became visiting clubhouse
attendant in 1960 when the club moved to Candlestick, a job he held until his promotion in 1980. Murphy and
his wife, Carole, live in San Bruno with their children, Andrea and Michele; grandchildren, Tori-Lynn and
Jeremiah; and Abby, the clubhouse dog.
HOME CLUBHOUSE

Brad Grems Brandon Evans David Loewenstein


HOME CLUBHOUSE COORDINATOR HOME CLUBHOUSE ASSISTANT HOME CLUBHOUSE ASSISTANT

VISITING CLUBHOUSE

Abe Sylvestri Ron Garcia


VISITING CLUBHOUSE MANAGER VISITING CLUBHOUSE ASSISTANT

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2 0 1 5 p l ay e r b i o s
Ehire Adrianza
1
ADRIANZA

INFIELDER
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-1 170 S R
Full Name : Ehire Enrique Adrianza
(A-rey, Ah-dree-an-za)
Birthdate : August 21, 1989
2015 Opening Day Age : 25
Birthplace : Miranda, Venezuela
Resides : Miranda, Venezuela
M.L. Ser vice : 1 year, 27 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a non-drafted free
agent on April 26, 2006
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Ehire on Twitter @Ehire21

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 8, 2013 vs. Arizona
> First MLB hit: Sept. 14, 2013 at Los Angeles-NL (double off RHP Brandon League)
> First MLB home run: Sept. 22, 2013 at New York-AL (solo HR off LHP Andy Pettitte)

2014 SEASON Giants franchise record with Art Fletcher, who didn’t start
but had seven at-bats on July 26, 1909 (Elias)…Adrianza
> Batted .237 (23-for-97) with six doubles and five RBI in 53
entered the game at second base in the bottom of the 2nd
games during his second season in the big leagues.
inning in place of Joe Panik, who suffered a sprained right
> Missed most of the last three-plus months of the season ankle in the 1st inning…the game lasted 14 innings.
with a right hamstring strain, which placed him on the
> Injured his right hamstring again on July 24 at Philadelphia
15-day disabled list on two different occasions, first from
while running to second base...was placed on the DL on
June 23-July 10 and then again from July 25-through the
July 25.
end of the season...missed a total of 75 games while on
the DL. > Was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 1, ending his
season...was removed from the 60-day DL on Nov. 2.
> Adrianza, who was out of options, won a utility role during
spring training after batting .245 (12-for-49) in 23 games...
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
made his first career Opening Day roster.
> On July 22 at Philadelphia he had seven at-bats in a game > Made his Major League debut on Sept. 8, 2013 versus
in which he even didn’t start, which matched an all-time Arizona, and in doing so became the 300th Venezuelan

Adrianza’s Giants Gems


• Began playing baseball at 3 years old. His dad took him to the park every day after work near
their apartment in Guarenas, Venezuela.
• His dad, also named Ehire, earns a living by preparing young players for baseball showcases. He also
scouted for the White Sox and Marlins.
• His dad grew up with Ozzie Guillen, so when Ehire was born, Ozzie became his godfather.
• Has one brother, Ehinger, who is 10 years old (as of 2014). Ehire and his parents found the name in an
encyclopedia.
• His mother Nitza works for a cosmetic company.
• Signed with Giants at 15. He used part of his $75,000 signing bonus to buy his father an SUV Explorer
so he can transport his young players to showcase tournaments.
• Flew to the Dominican Republic soon after his signing to train at the Giants academy for young Latin
players. Ehire remembers 35 guys in one big room with rows of bunk beds.
• Still a kid who just turned 16, he was very homesick. He called home every day of the four months he
was there.
• In 2008 he made it to the United States for the first time for rookie ball in Arizona. He thought it was
amazing – the cars, the malls, the people, the clean streets.

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to play in Major League Baseball…he entered the game Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Fresno Grizzlies), however
as a pinch runner in the 11th inning and then scored the missed most of the 2008 season with a broken foot.
game-winning run.

ADRIANZA
> Helped the San Jose Giants win the California League PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
championship in 2010 and was named Class A Advanced > Married his childhood sweetheart, Vielimar, in 2011…
Defensive Player of the Year. they have one son, Ehimar (born in 2012).
> Played in the United States for the first time in 2008,
splitting the season between three teams (AZL Giants,

Ehire Enrique Adrianza


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2006 DSL-Giants-R .156 44 122 17 19 2 1 0 7 4 1 4 24-0 31 3-2 18 .189 .311
2007 DSL-Giants-R .241 66 249 44 60 17 2 0 30 3 5 4 41-1 31 23-6 13 .325 .351
2008 Fresno-AAA .500 2 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0 1 0-0 0 .667 .625
ARL-Giants-R .255 15 55 13 14 4 0 1 6 0 0 1 7-0 4 0-1 3 .382 .349
Salem-Keizer-A .400 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .400 .400
2009 Augusta-A .258 117 388 54 100 15 3 2 46 6 7 5 42-0 66 7-1 30 .327 .333
2010 San Jose-A .256 124 445 70 114 12 5 3 35 10 1 5 47-0 87 33-15 16 .348 .333
2011 Augusta-A .231 38 143 18 33 10 1 3 17 6 1 0 18-0 32 3-2 8 .378 .315
San Jose-A .300 56 230 34 69 24 3 3 27 1 2 6 23-0 46 5-1 10 .470 .375
2012 Richmond-AA .220 127 451 52 99 22 5 3 32 13 3 4 41-2 90 16-4 17 .310 .289
2013 Richmond-AA .240 73 250 31 60 12 0 2 23 4 2 4 31-0 45 11-6 6 .312 .331
Fresno-AAA .310 45 145 23 45 7 6 0 12 6 1 2 23-1 31 6-2 11 .441 .409
San Francisco .222 9 18 3 4 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 1-0 5 0-0 1 .444 .263
2014 San Francisco .237 53 97 10 23 6 0 0 5 2 1 1 5-1 22 1-1 2 .299 .279
Fresno-AAA .316 6 19 6 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2-0 4 0-0 2 .474 .381
Minor Totals .249 714 2508 367 624 136 26 18 236 54 23 35 304-4 469 107-40 134 .345 .335
M.L. Totals .235 62 115 13 27 7 0 1 8 3 1 1 6-1 27 1-1 3 .322 .276
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Signed by San Francisco as non-drafted free agent, April 26, 2006

disabled list
■ June 23-July 10, 2014 (right hamstring strain; 15-day DL)
■ July 25-November 2, 2014 (right hamstring strain; 15-day DL; transferred to 60-day DL on Sept. 1)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 3, April 17, 2014 vs. LAD (w/SF)
2nd Base .975 25 27 52 2 81 10 ■ Runs: 1 (13x), last: July 22, 2014 at PHI (w/SF)
3rd Base 1.000 3 0 2 0 2 0 ■ Doubles: 1 (7x), last: July 22, 2014 at PHI (w/SF)
Shortstop .974 13 9 28 1 38 6 ■ Triples: No career triples
■ Home Runs: 1, Sept. 22, 2013 at NYY (w/SF)
■ RBI: 1 (8x), last: July 24, 2014 at PHI (w/SF)
■ Walks: 2, June 15, 2014 vs. COL (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 1, May 27, 2014 vs. CHI (w/SF)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 7 games, June 14-July 13, 2014 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Leadoff (0)

■ Pinch-Hit (0)

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Jeremy Affeldt
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER 41
AFFELDT

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-4 226 L L
Full name : Jeremy David Affeldt
Birthdate : June 6, 1979
2015 Opening Day Age : 35
Birthplace : Phoenix, Arizona
Resides : Spokane, Washington
M.L. Ser vice : 13 years
Became a Giant : Signed as a free agent, Nov. 18,
2008 (re-signed Nov. 15, 2012 three-year deal)
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyAffeldt

> World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014 all with Giants)
> MLB debut: April 6, 2002 vs. Chicago-AL (w/KC)
> First MLB win: April 24, 2002 vs. Detroit (w/KC)
> First MLB save: Aug. 3, 2003 vs. Tampa Bay (w/KC)
> First MLB hit (as a batter): June 8, 2003 at Colorado (w/KC) (single off RHP Scott Elarton)
> World Baseball Classic roster: 2013 USA
> Named 2009 Setup Man of the Year by This Year in Baseball

2014 SEASON > Missed 14 games in late April/early May of 2012 with a
sprained right knee that he hurt when his son, Walker,
> Finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 4-2 and a
a four year old at the time, who stood at 4-feet-6,
2.28 ERA (14er, 55.1.ip) in 62 appearances.
60-pounds, leaped off the sofa and ran into his arms.
> Posted the lowest WHIP (1.10) of his career and his 2.28
> Missed the final 19 games of the 2011 season after
ERA was his second-lowest for a single season (1.73 ERA
cutting his right hand on Sept. 8 (off day) while trying
in 2009).
to separate frozen hamburger patties...sustained a deep
> Allowed one home run all season in 55.1 innings pitched... gash in his right palm and underwent surgery to fix nerve
in fact, was one of just eight big league pitchers to allow damage.
one home run or fewer with a minimum of 50.0 innings
> Suffered a strained left oblique on July 23, 2010 while
pitched.
warming up in the bullpen in Arizona...was placed on the
> Held left-handed batters to a .231 average against, while disabled list and missed 23 games.
right-handed hitters hit .228 of him.
> Received one 10th place vote in the NL MVP balloting in
2009 and was named the winner for Setup Man of the
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Year, presented by This Year in Baseball Awards.
> 13-year Major League veteran has spent the past six sea- > Tied Minnesota’s Matt Guerrier for the Major League lead
sons in a Giants uniform (2009-2014)…has also played for with 33 holds, which were also the second most in SF
the Royals (2002-06), Rockies (2006-07) and Reds (2008). single-season history behind Mike Jackson, who posted
> Entering the 2015 season, his 674.1 innings as a reliever 34 in 1993.
are the fourth-most among active pitchers in the Majors > Posted a career-best 28.0-inning scoreless streak from
behind LaTroy Hawkins (910.1), Joe Nathan (754.1) and May 8 to July 24, marking the fifth longest streak by any
Chad Qualls (708.2). pitcher in SF-era history, behind Gaylord Perry (40.0ip, ‘67,
> Missed a total of 64 games during the 2013 season due 39.0ip, ‘70), Juan Marichal (30.0ip, ‘66) and Tim Lincecum
to a pair of DL stints (strained right oblique - missed 14 (29.0ip, ‘09).
games; strained left groin - missed 50 games). > Was traded by the Royals on July 31, 2006 to Colorado for
> Felt a twinge two pitches into his return from the DL dur- first baseman Ryan Shealy .
ing a brief appearance against the Dodgers on Sept. 12 > Made a total of 58 relief appearances for the Royals (49)
and after meeting with a specialist it was decided that he and triple-A Omaha (nine) throughout the 2005 season…
needed to have sports hernia surgery which he underwent those nine appearances for Omaha came during two stints
in Philadelphia on Sept. 26. while rehabbing his strained left groin…was on KC’s
> Pitched for team USA in the World Baseball Classic and disabled list twice with a groin injury, from April 16-June
appeared in three games (3.1ip, 0er). 3 and from June 19-July 6.

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> Began the 2003 season in KC’s starting rotation, but was
converted to a reliever in July, partly due to reoccurrence Lowest Postseason
of blister on his left middle finger and for the second-
straight season spent time on 15-day DL with that injury. ERA among Pitchers

AFFELDT
> Was placed on the disabled list from June 18-Aug. 1, 2002 with at least 30 IP
with a blister on his left middle finger.
Player ERA
> In 2001, was selected to participate in the Texas League
All-Star Game and was also named to the postseason All- Mariano Rivera 0.70 (11er, 141.0ip)
Star team. Harry Brecheen 0.83 (3er, 32.2ip)
> Following the 2001 season was named to the Arizona Fall Jeremy Affeldt 0.86 (3er, 31.1ip)
League Top Prospect Team. Babe Ruth 0.87 (3er, 31.0ip)
Sherry Smith 0.89 (3er, 30.1ip)
POSTSEASON CAREER
> Is a three-time World Series champion, having helped
won the Fall Classic in 2010, 2012 and 2014 with San
Francisco…was also a member of the 2007 Rockies team
that went to the World Series in 2007, but that team was
swept by the Red Sox.
> Overall, has gone 2-0 with an 0.86 ERA (3er, 31.1ip) in 33
postseason games.
> Has pitched a scoreless outing in 22-consecutive post-
season games, which ranks as the second-longest playoff
streak in Major League history in terms of games, behind
Mariano Rivera (23).
> His last postseason run allowed came in Game 1 of the
2010 World Series versus Texas.
> His 0.86 ERA ranks as the third-lowest all-time among
pitchers with at least 30.0 innings pitched in postseason
play…only Mariano Rivera (0.70 ERA) and Harry Brecheen
(0.83) have lower ERAs than Affeldt throughout their
careers.

PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Married (Larissa, Nov. 20, 1999)…sons (Walker, Aug. 28,
2007, Logan, Sept. 13, 2010 and Kolt, Aug. 28, 2012).
> Graduated from Northwest Christian (Colbert, WA) High
School in 1997.
> Is a devout Christian and a strong advocate for ending
child poverty. Jeremy Affeldt
> Writes a weekly blog about his Christian faith and his
desire to stir a movement in the cause of helping the suf-
fering and marginalized.
> Is prominent member of Not For Sale’s Free2Play cam-
paign, an organization that assists young adults who
are coming out of the world of human trafficking and
slavery…pledges a $100 donation for every strikeout to
go towards this campaign.
> Was nominated as the Giants representative for Roberto
Clemente Award in 2010 and 2011…award is given
annually to Major League Baseball player who combines
dedication to giving back to community with outstanding
skills on the baseball field.
> Has been very supportive of Giants fan Bryan Stow…has
advocated against the violent attack on Stow and visits
Bryan and his family regularly.
> In 2013, he released a book entitled To Stir a Movement.
> Received a Bachelor of Arts, honoris causa from
Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) on February 5, 2015.

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Jeremy david AffELdt
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
1997 GCL Royals-R 2-0 4.50 10 9 0 0 0 40.0 34 24 20 3 5 21 36 4 2
1998 GCL Royals-R 4-3 2.89 12 9 0 0 0 56.0 50 24 18 1 8 24 67 7 0
AFFELDT

Lansing-A 0-3 9.53 6 3 0 0 0 17.0 27 21 18 1 0 12 8 2 0


1999 Charleston-WV-A 7-7 3.83 27 24 2 1 0 143.1 140 78 61 4 8 80 111 14 4
2000 Wilmington-A 5-15 4.09 27 26 0 0 0 147.1 158 87 67 7 10 59 92 17 1
2001 Wichita-AA 10-6 3.90 25 25 0 0 0 145.1 153 74 63 9 10 46 128 3 1
2002 Wichita-AA 0-0 1.50 3 3 0 0 0 6.0 1 1 1 0 1 3 3 2 0
Kansas City 3-4 4.64 34 7 0 0 0 77.2 85 41 40 8 3 37 67 5 2
2003 Kansas City 7-6 3.93 36 18 0 0 4 126.0 126 58 55 12 5 38 98 2 2
2004 Kansas City 3-4 4.95 38 8 0 0 13 76.1 91 49 42 6 3 32 49 4 3
Omaha-AAA 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 3 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
2005 Kansas City 0-2 5.26 49 0 0 0 0 49.2 56 35 29 3 0 29 39 5 0
Omaha-AAA 0-1 6.48 9 0 0 0 0 8.1 9 7 6 1 0 6 9 2 0
2006 Kansas City 4-6 5.91 27 9 0 0 0 70.0 71 51 46 9 1 42 28 2 0
Colorado 4-2 6.91 27 0 0 0 1 27.1 31 23 21 4 1 13 20 0 0
2007 Colorado 4-3 3.51 75 0 0 0 0 59.0 47 26 23 3 3 33 46 6 1
2008 Cincinnati 1-1 3.33 74 0 0 0 0 78.1 78 36 29 9 3 25 80 6 0
2009 San Francisco 2-2 1.73 74 0 0 0 0 62.1 42 14 12 3 3 31 55 5 0
2010 San Francisco 4-3 4.14 53 0 0 0 4 50.0 56 25 23 4 3 24 44 4 0
San Jose-A 0-0 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0
2011 San Francisco 3-2 2.63 67 0 0 0 3 61.2 47 22 18 5 4 24 54 4 0
2012 San Francisco 1-2 2.70 67 0 0 0 3 63.1 57 23 19 1 3 23 57 5 0
2013 San Francisco 1-5 3.74 39 0 0 0 0 33.2 27 14 14 2 4 17 21 2 0
2014 Fresno-AAA 0-1 27.00 2 1 0 0 0 1.1 3 4 4 0 1 2 2 0 0
San Jose-A 0-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
San Francisco 4-2 2.28 62 0 0 0 0 55.1 47 14 14 1 4 14 41 4 1
Minor Totals 28-36 4.03 129 102 2 1 3 574.2 581 320 258 26 43 254 468 52 8
A.L. Totals 17-22 4.77 184 42 0 0 17 399.2 429 234 212 38 12 178 281 18 7
N.L. Totals 24-22 3.17 538 0 0 0 11 491.0 432 197 173 32 28 204 418 36 2
S.F. Totals 15-16 2.76 362 0 0 0 10 326.1 276 112 100 16 21 133 272 24 1
M.L. Totals 41-44 3.89 722 42 0 0 28 890.2 861 431 385 70 40 382 699 54 9
*Led League

AFFELDT’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .200 526 15 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2-0 4 0-0 13 .200 .294
LAST HOME RUN: None

wild card SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. PIT - Did Not Pitch -

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2007 COL vs. PHI 0-0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
2010 SF vs. ATL - Did Not Pitch -
2012 SF vs. CIN 0-0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
2014 SF vs. WAS 0-0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
DS Totals 0-0 1.42 7 0 0 0 0 6.1 5 1 1 1 1 1 5 0 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2007 COL vs. AZ 0-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SF vs. PHI 0-0 3.38 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0
2012 SF vs. STL 0-0 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 4.2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0
2014 SF vs. STL 1-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
LCS Totals 1-0 0.68 14 0 0 0 0 13.1 3 1 1 0 0 4 9 1 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2007 COL vs. BOS 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
2010 SF vs. TEX 0-0 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
2012 SF vs. DET 0-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
2014 SF vs. KC 1-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
WS Totals 1-0 0.77 12 0 0 0 0 11.2 6 1 1 0 0 3 6 1 0

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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC RECORD
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2013 USA 0-0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

AFFELDT
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
■ Selected by Kansas City in the third round of the 1997 June First-Year Player Draft
■ Acquired by Colorado from Kansas City along with RHP Denny Bautista in exchange for IF Ryan Shealy and RHP Scott
Dohmann, July 31, 2006
■ Signed by Cincinnati to a one-year contract on January 23, 2008
■ Elected free agency on October 30, 2008
■ Signed by San Francisco to a two-year contract on November 17, 2008
■ Signed 2-year restructured contract on March 25, 2010
■ Signed by San Francisco on October 30, 2011 (team option exercised)
■ Signed by San Francisco to a three-year contract, November 14, 2012

disabled list
■ June 9-July 31, 2002 (blister on left middle finger; 15-day DL)
■ April 20-May 5, 2003 (blister on left middle finger; 15-day DL)
■ June 27-August 20, 2004 (strained right oblique muscle; 15-day DL)
■ April 16-June 3, 2005 (strained left groin; 15-day DL)
■ June 19-July 6, 2005 (strained left groin; 15-day DL)
■ July 24-August 18, 2010 (left oblique tear; 15-day DL)
■ May 1-13, 2012 (right knee sprain; 15-day DL)
■ August 28-29, 2012 (Paternity Leave)
■ April 17-May 3, 2013 (strained right oblique; 15-day DL)
■ July 21-August 12, 2013 (strained left groin; 15-day DL)
■ March 23-April 7, 2014 (strained ligament in right knee; 15-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher .944 722 42 178 13 233 13 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 7.1, May 7, 2004 at BOS (w/KC)
Reliever: 4.0, June 23, 2006 vs. MIL (w/KC)
■ Most Strikeouts: 8, May 12, 2003 at MIN (w/KC)
■ Winning Streak: 4 games (2x), last: May 22-Aug. 16, 2014 (w/SF)
■ Losing Streak: 6 games, May 22, 2013-May 10, 2014 (w/SF)
■ Scoreless Streak: 28.0 innings, April 8-July 24, 2009 (w/SF)

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Affeldt’s Giants Gems
AFFELDT

• Lives in Spokane with his wife Larisa and three career in God’s hands. “If this is what you want me
sons. to do,’’ he prayed, “you’re going to have to carry
• In 2013, released a book entitled To Stir me.’’ He worked hard but let go of some things. He
a Movement: Life, Justice and Major League says it was the turning point.
Baseball about his Christian faith and his hope • The following year, 2001, in Double A Wichita,
for starting a movement to help the needy and he made the Texas League All-Star team and
marginalized. post-season All-Star Team. Named to Arizona Fall
• Is writing a second book called “No Man,” League Top Prospect Team.
the start of a verse that Affeldt has tattooed on his • In 2002, he made the Royals opening-day ros-
pitching arm and reads in full, “No man shall live ter when he was 22 years old and was never sent
for himself.” back down to the minors except for rehab.
• Writes a blog: http://jeremyaffeldt.wordpress. • In 2003, he started the Jeremy Affeldt
com/ Foundation (under the umbrella of the Serving
• His Father was a bombardier in the Air Force, Christian Community Foundation). In 2006, created
flew B-52s. Was stationed in Guam so Affeldt spent “Generation Alive,’’ a youth ministry. In the off
his second, third and fourth grades there. Father season, he speaks to high schools in Spokane.
would leave home suddenly on a mission and return He talks about leadership, vision, dreams and
later without ever saying where he had gone or choices.
what he had been sent to do. • When he and Larisa were in SF for Fanfest
• After father retired from the Air Force, he in January 2009, they went to dinner with David
became a 911 operator. Batstone, an ethics professor at USF and founder/
• His mother is a counselor at a women’s clinic in director of “Not For Sale, ‘’ a SF-based group that
Spokane. fights human trafficking. A friend of Affeldt’s from
• Spent grades 5-6-7-8 in Merced, Calif. He and Kansas City had told Jeremy and Larisa about the
his family visited SF and went to see the Giants at organization during the off-season. When they
Candlestick. But the player he most admired was discovered Not For Sale was based in SF, Affeldt
A’s pitcher Dave Stewart. emailed Batstone. Batstone was surprised that a
• Attended Northwest Christian High School in pro player would take the initiative to reach out to
Spokane. There were 35 students in his graduat- him. He thought it was a joke at first. “Our hearts
ing class. Not a great high school for attracting just connected with the work they were doing.,’’
scouts. Larisa says. “And when we found out the director
• Met his future wife Larisa when they were was based in SF, we thought, “This was just meant
high school freshmen. They began dating at the to be. This is a connection we’re meant to make.’ ’’
end of their junior year, when they were 16, and • Jeremy is well-known in the clubhouse for
have been together ever since. his great sense of humor. Larissa’s take on the
• Affeldt says he always thought it was impor- subject: “He thinks he’s hilarious.’’
tant to surround himself with people who believed • He has a deep-seated fear of sharks. When he
in him as much as he believed in himself. So he was 8 years old, a lifeguard rushed into the ocean
turned down a full scholarship at a small school in in Guam to save him from a shark. Three months
Texas because the coach wasn’t sure Affeldt was later, he was caught in an undertow and had to be
good enough to make it to the major leagues. saved again. And on his honeymoon in Bora Bora,
• He also had a full ride to Gonzaga, but he was his wife finally was able to cajole him into the
drafted by the Royals in the third round out of high water – only to watch him take two steps into the
school. ocean and come face to face with a reef shark.
• Rookie ball was a big adjustment. He was • The scar above Affeldt’s lip is somewhat
accustomed to striking everyone out just on natu- water-related. In ninth grade in Spokane, he was
ral ability. He had to learn how to pitch. fishing with his grandfather and had run back to
• He and Larissa married Nov. 20, 1999, when the car to retrieve something. On his way back
they both were 20 years old. They waited nine he tripped on the dock and fell onto a nail. It tore
years to have children until they were more set- his upper lip almost off his face. A top Air Force
tled. surgeon happened to be at the Spokane hospital
• His lowest point was 2000 with Single A and sewed him up after three shots of Novacain.
Wilmington. He lost 15 games (and won 5). Also Affeldt had just started a new school in Spokane –
had 17 wild pitches that season. He doubted “perfect time to do damage to your face,’’ he says.
himself. Wondered if this what he was meant to
do. Though always religious, he decided to put his

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Norichika Aoki
OUTFIELDER 23

AOKI
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
5-9 180 L R
Full name : Norichika Aoki (noer-EECH-kuh AH-oh-kee)
Birthdate : January 5, 1982
2015 Opening Day Age : 33
Birthplace : Hyuga City, Miyazaki, Japan
Resides : Tokyo, Japan
M.L. Ser vice : 3 years
Became a Giant : Signed as a free agent,
Januar y 19, 2015
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
(club option for 2016)
Follow Norichika on Twitter @AOKISAYS

> Seven time Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star (Central League) (2005-2011)
> Seven time Best Nine Award winner (2005-2011) (Japanese equivalent of Silver Slugger Award)
> Six time Mitsui Golden Glove Award winner in center field (2006-2011)
> Three time Central League batting champion (2005, 2007, 2010)
> Two time Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Game MVP (2006 Game 1; 2009 Game 2)
> Central League Rookie of the Year (2005)
> Central League stolen base leader (2006; 41 steals)
> World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team (2009)
> Only player in Nippon Professional Baseball history with two 200-hit seasons (2005, 2010)
> MLB debut: April 6, 2012 vs. St. Louis (w/MIL)
> First MLB hit: April 8, 2012 vs. St. Louis (single off RHP Mitchell Boggs) (w/MIL)
> First MLB home run: April 20, 2012 vs. Colorado (solo HR off RHP Jhoulys Chacin) (w/MIL)

2014 SEASON and Bob Oliver (September 16, 1969 vs. Seattle) were the
other Royals to do this.
> Nori got off to a slow start, but finished strong in his first
season with the Royals...hit .285 with 22 doubles, six > Hit his first career grand slam August 5 at Arizona, which
triples, a homer and 63 runs scored. was also his only HR of the year...also collected his second
career walk-off hit on July 24 to beat Cleveland (2-1) with
> Batted .379 (33-for-87) over the month of September,
an RBI single in the 14th inning.
third-highest in the American League...his .432 OBP
over the final month also ranked fourth in the A.L...his > Missed 18 games (June 21-July 11) with a strained
September batting average was his highest in a month left groin muscle and had a two-game rehab stint at
since coming over from Japan prior to the 2012 season. Northwest Arkansas (AA).
> Ranked fifth in the Major Leagues (third in the A.L.) with
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
a .363 batting average (45-for-124) against left-handed
pitching...it was also the highest average in baseball vs. > Nori spent his second season with the Brewers in 2013,
lefties by a left-handed hitter...over his three seasons in batting .286 with eight homers, 37 RBI and 20 stolen
the big leagues, Nori’s .319 average against southpaws is bases in 155 games...made 146 starts, with 145 in right
19th in the Majors. field and one in center field.
> Set a club record with 11 hits in a series against the White > Led the National League in singles (140)...tied for seventh
Sox (September 15-17), going 11-for-13...also drew a pair in the league in multi-hit games (50) and tied for 10th in
of walks to reach base 13 times in the series, the first hits (171)...his 40 infield hits ranked second in the Major
Major Leaguer to do this since Kevin Kouzmanoff did it Leagues to former teammate Jean Segura (44).
(11 hits, walk, HBP) at Milwaukee, August 11-13, 2009... > Batted .339 (61-for-180) against left-handed pitching,
recorded consecutive four-hit games to open the series, which was the best average by a left-handed hitter in the
becoming the first Royal to do that since Mark Teahen, Major Leagues and ranked seventh overall.
August 22-23, 2006 vs. Cleveland.
> Topped the club in games (155), at-bats (597), on-base
> Became the third Royals player to record two outfield percentage (.356) and walks (55)...tied teammate Carlos
assists in an inning, August 8 vs. San Francisco, throwing Gomez for the team lead in runs (80).
out Hunter Pence at third base and Joaquin Arias at the
> Struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances, giving
plate in the third...Amos Otis (April 25, 1970 vs. Baltimore)
him the best at-bat to strikeout ratio (16.9) in the Major
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Leagues...did not strike out in his final 60 plate appear- > Played his entire career in Japan with the Tokyo Yakult
ances of the season...went 72 consecutive plate appear- Swallows (2004-11), where he hit .329 with 84 homers,
ances without striking out (May 25 to June 10), which was 385 RBI and 164 stolen bases in 985 games.
the longest streak by a Brewer since Fernando Vina also > Batted over .300 in six of his seven full seasons and was
AOKI

went 72-straight plate appearances without a strikeout in the Central League batting champion in 2005 (.344), 2007
1998. (.346) and 2010 (.358).
> Collected nine outfield assists, which tied for 10th-most in > The only player in Nippon Professional Baseball history
the National League. with two 200-hit seasons (2005 and 2010).
> Recorded his first career four-hit game in the Major > Named Central League Rookie of the Year in 2005...
Leagues on his bobblehead day, April 7, 2013 vs. Arizona, selected to the Central League All-Star team seven times
going 4-for-6 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen (2005-11).
base.
> Seven-time recipient of the Best Nine Award (2005-11),
> Collected his 1,500th career hit between the Japanese which is awarded to the top player at each position in the
Central League (1,284) and Major Leagues vs. Oakland on Central and Pacific Leagues (Japanese equivalent of the
June 5, 2013 with an infield single off Bartolo Colon. Silver Slugger Award).
> Hit his 100th career home run between the Japanese > A six-time Mitsui Gold Glove Award winner in center field
Central League (84) and Major Leagues at Colorado on (2006-11).
July 28, 2013, a solo shot off Jhoulys Chacin.
> Participated in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball
> Belted Milwaukee’s only leadoff home run of the year on Classics, batting .310 (13-for-42) with eight RBI.
September 27, 2013 at New York Mets off Carlos Torres...
> Competed for Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics...hit a
it was the second leadoff home run of his career, also
three-run homer off Brett Anderson in the Bronze Medal
doing it on September 19, 2012 at Pittsburgh.
Game against the United States; however, the U.S. won
> Named the Brewers’ Unsung Hero as voted on by mem- 8-4.
bers of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA.
> Finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year POSTSEASON CAREER
voting in 2012...led N.L. rookies in stolen bases (30) and
> Played in 14 postseason games in 2014 with the American
tied San Diego’s Yonder Alonso for the rookie lead in hits
League champion Royals, batting .195 with seven runs
(150)...also ranked second among N.L. rookies in runs (81),
scored and three RBI...batted .333 (4-for-12) in the three-
doubles (37), total bases (225) and on-base percentage
game sweep of the Angels in the ALDS.
(.255).
> He was 3-for-3 in the clinching game of the 2014 ALDS,
> In 2012, enjoyed hitting streaks of 15, 13, 12 and 10
becoming the third player in Royals history to be perfect at
games...became the first National League rookie to have
the plate with three at-bats or more in a postseason game,
four hitting streaks of 10-plus games since Bake McBride
joining Frank White (3-for-3 in Game 2 of 1985 World
(1974).
Series) and George Brett (4-for-4 in Game 3 of 1985 ALCS).
> Recorded 18 extra-base hits in September 2012, to tie
the franchise record...also tied Tampa Bay’s B.J. Upton for
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
the Major League lead for extra-base hits in the month...
named Milwaukee’s Player of the Month, batting .306 > Full name is Norichika Aoki (pronounced noer-EECH-kuh
with four homers, 24 runs and nine stolen bases. AH-oh-kee)...resides in Tokyo, Japan with his wife, Sachi,
> Tied Brewers’ franchise record with four stolen bases on who was a popular sports anchor for TV Tokyo from 2006-
June 23, 2012 at Chicago-AL. 10...the couple has a daughter, Emily, and a son, Takuto.
> Belted a walk-off home run off the Cubs’ Casey Coleman
in the 10th inning of a 4-3 Milwaukee win on June 7,
2012...it was his second homer of the game, giving him
his first multi-homer contest.
> Made his Major League debut on April 6, 2012 vs. St.
Louis, striking out as a pinch hitter against Jaime Garcia.
> Signed by the Brewers on January 17, 2012 after his nego-
tiating rights were awarded to the club by the Tokyo Yakult
Swallows of the Japanese Central League on December
19, 2011.

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NORICHIKA AOKI
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2004 Yakult-Japan .200 10 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 6 1-0 0 .200 .250
2005 Yakult-Japan .344* 144 588 100 202* 26 4 3 28 18 1 5 37-0 113 29-7 1 .418 .387

AOKI
2006 Yakult-Japan .321 146 599 112 192* 26 3 13 62 4 1 8 68-0 78 41*-12 5 .439 .396
2007 Yakult-Japan .346* 143 557* 114 193 26 2 20 58 4 3 8 80-0 66 17-6 1 .508 .434
2008 Yakult-Japan .347 112 444 85 154 29 5 14 64 1 3 10 42-0 47 31-9 1 .529 .413
2009 Yakult-Japan .303 142 531 87* 161 23 2 16 66 1 4 13 75-0 65 18-10 3 .444 .400
2010 Yakult-Japan .358* 144 583 92 209 44 1 14 63 0 3 18 63-0 61 19-4 3 .509 .435
2011 Yakult-Japan .292 144 583 73 170 18 5 4 44 0 0 9 51-0 55 8-3 3 .360 .358
2012 Milwaukee .288 151 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 7 5 13 43-1 55 30-8 3 .433 .355
2013 Milwaukee .286 155 597 80 171 20 3 8 37 8 3 11 55-1 40 20-12 3 .370 .356
2014 NW Arkansas-AA .100 3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 1 0-0 0 .100 .182
Kansas City .285 132 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 8 1 6 43-0 49 17-8 2 .360 .349
Minor Totals .100 3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 1 0-0 0 .100 .182
A.L. Totals .285 132 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 8 1 6 43-0 49 17-8 2 .360 .349
N.L. Totals .287 306 1117 161 321 57 7 18 87 15 8 24 98-2 95 50-20 6 .399 .355
Japan Totals .329 985 3900 664 1284 192 22 84 385 28 15 71 417-0 491 164-51 17 .454 .402
M.L. Totals .287 438 1608 224 461 79 13 19 130 23 9 30 141-2 144 67-28 8 .387 .353
*Led League

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 KC vs. OAK .000 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0 1-0 0 .000 .000

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 KC vs. LAA .333 3 12 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 0 .333 .385

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 KC vs. BAL .273 4 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2-0 0 0-0 0 .273 .429

WOLRD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 KC vs. SF .071 6 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2-0 2 0-0 0 .071 .188

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC RECORD


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2006 Japan .200 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 0 .200 .333
2009 Japan .324 9 37 4 12 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 4-0 4 1-1 0 .351 .381
WBC Totals .310 15 42 5 13 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 5-0 5 1-1 0 .333 .380

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Signed with Milwaukee on January 17, 2011 after his negotiating rights were awarded to the Brewers by the Tokyo
Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League, December 19, 2011
■ Acquired by Kansas City from Milwaukee in exchange for LHP Will Smith, December 5, 2013
■ Declared free agency on October 30, 2014; signed by San Francisco to a one-year contract, January 19, 2015

DISABLED LIST
■ June 21-July 11, 2014 (left groin strain; 15-day DL)

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CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS
Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4 (4x), last: Sept. 16, 2014 vs. CWS (w/KC)
Outfield .990 402 733 22 8 763 3 ■ Runs: 3 (5x), last: April 27, 2014 at BAL (w/KC)
■ Doubles: 2 (8x), last: Sept. 2, 2014 vs. TEX (w/KC)
AOKI

■ Triples: 1 (13x), last: Sept. 26, 2014 at CWS (w/KC)


■ Home Runs: 2, June 7, 2012 vs. CHC (w/MIL)
■ RBI: 4, Aug. 5, 2014 at ARI (w/KC)
■ Walks: 3 (3x), last: May 4, 2014 vs. DET (w/KC)
■ Stolen Bases: 4, June 23, 2012 at CWS (w/MIL)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 15 games, June 23-July 8, 2012 (w/MIL)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (1) ■ Inside-the-Park (1)
June 7, 2012 vs. CHC April 20, 2012 vs. COL (off Jhoulys Chacin) (w/MIL)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (1)
■ Grand Slams (1) June 7, 2012 vs. CHC (off Casey Coleman) (w/MIL)
Aug. 5, 2014 at ARI (off Bo Schultz) (w/KC) ■ Leadoff (2)
■ Pinch-Hit (0) Sept. 19, 2012 at PIT (off Kyle McPherson) (w/MIL)
Sept. 27, 2013 at NYM (off Carlos Torres) (w/MIL)

Aoki’s Giants Gems


• Aoki translated in Japanese is blue (ao) tree (ki).
• Aoki becomes the fifth Japanese-born player to wear a Giants uniform, joining left-handed pitcher
Masanori Murakami (1964-1965), outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo (2002), right-handed pitcher Keiichi Yabu (2008)
and infielder/outfielder Kensuke Tanaka (2013).
• Was born in Hyuga, Miyazaki, and attended Hyuga Municipal Hichiya Elementary School and Tomishima
Junior High School before going to Miyazaki Prefectural Hyuga High School. Was a pitcher throughout
junior high and high school, converting to the outfield upon entering Waseda University, where he majored
in human sciences.

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Joaquin Arias
INFIELDER 13

ARIAS
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-1 165 R R
Full name : Joaquin Arias (wah-KEEN Ah-ree-us)
Birthdate : September 21, 1984
2015 Opening Day Age : 30
Birthplace : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Resides : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
M.L. Ser vice : 5 years and 71 days
Became a Giant : Signed a minor league
contract, Dec. 11, 2011 (re-signed two-year con-
tract, Jan. 23, 2014)
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

> World Series champion (2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 13, 2006 at Detroit (w/TEX)
> First MLB hit: Sept. 16, 2006 vs. Los Angeles-AL (w/TEX) (single off RHP Dustin Moseley)
> First MLB home run: May 22, 2012 at Milwaukee (w/SF) (two-run HR off RHP Shaun Marcum)

2014 SEASON > Was placed on the 15-day DL March 23 for a right thumb
injury, sustained after suffering a cut to his thumb away
> Batted a career-low .254 (49-for-193), with just nine extra
from ballpark in spring training…was transferred to
base hits (seven doubles) and 15 RBI in 107 games.
60-day DL on May 17.
> Started 40 of 162 games (12 at 3rd base, 10 at shortstop,
> Had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on July 2,
10 at 2nd and eight at 1st) and hit .287 (37-for-129) as a
2007 and did not play in a game the rest of the year.
starter.
> Was recalled from Oklahoma on Sept. 5, 2006…made his
> Led the Giants in pinch-hit at-bats (34), however hit just
ML debut on Sept. 13 at Detroit, drawing a walk off Jamie
.206 (7-for-34) in a pinch-hitting role, the lowest average
Walker as a pinch-hitter for Gary Matthews Jr.
on the team.
> Hit a single off Dustin Moseley Sept. 16 vs. LA of Anaheim
> His 29 games as a defensive sub were tied with STL’s
for his first ML hit…first big league start came at short-
Peter Bourjos for the third-most in the NL.
stop on Sept. 25 at LA of Anaheim, going 2-for-3 with two
> Hit .305 against LH pitchers, with eight of his nine extra runs.
base hits coming against southpaws...hit just .193 (17-for-
> Selected to the 2006 World Team for the Futures Game
88) against RHs.
played July 9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh…did not play due
> Batted .431 (22-for-51) against LH pitchers after the AS to a sprained ankle.
break, the second-highest mark in the bigs behind CWS’s
> In rankings by Baseball America he was named best
Jose Abreu (.473).
defensive infielder, as well as having the best infield arm
> Beginning Aug. 8, raised his batting average by 67 points among Rangers prospects.
from .187 to .254 by hitting .407 (24-for-59) over his final
> Was acquired by Texas on March 23, 2004 as the player
29 games.
to be named later in the Alfonso Soriano/Alex Rodriguez
trade with the New York Yankees on Feb. 16.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Utility infielder has appeared in 100-plus games in each of POSTSEASON CAREER
the last three seasons (all with the Giants).
> Has appeared in the postseason twice with the Giants
> Was placed on the 15-day DL on July 8, 2013 due to (2012, 2014), winning a pair of World Series rings.
appendicitis...had emergency surgery conducted late at
> In 20 postseason games has gone 5-for-12 (.417)…has yet
night on July 7.
to start a postseason contest.
> Missed the first month of the 2011 season (April 7-May 9),
suffering from a right hamstring strain. PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Made his first Opening Day roster in 2010 as the Texas
Rangers’ utility man. > Married (Yinet)…have four children, Albert (8), Joaquin Jr.
(6), Arianny (4) and Ezequiel (13 months).
> Spent 2007 on the Major League DL, appearing in five
rehabilitation assignment games due to a pair of injuries.

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joaquin arias
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2002 GCL-Yankees-R .300 57 203 29 61 7 6 0 21 2 1 0 12-0 16 2-4 10 .394 .338
2003 Battle Creek-A .266 130 481 60 128 12 8 3 48 7 3 3 26-0 44 12-5 34 .343 .306
ARIAS

2004 Stockton-A .300 123 500 77 150 20 8 4 62 2 5 5 31-2 53 30-14 40 .396 .344
2005 Frisco-AA .315 120 499 65 157 23 8 5 56 3 6 1 17-1 46 20-10 29 .423 .335
2006 Oklahoma-AAA .268 124 493 56 132 14 10 4 49 2 7 4 19-2 64 26-10 24 .361 .296
Texas .545 6 11 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 0 0-1 0 .636 .583
2007 ARL-Rangers-R .286 2 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0-0 2 0-0 1 .429 .250
Oklahoma-AAA .182 3 11 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 2 1-0 0 .182 .182
2008 Oklahoma-AAA .296 104 432 59 128 15 9 7 49 4 2 3 19-0 53 23-5 23 .421 .329
Texas .291 32 110 15 32 7 3 0 9 1 0 2 7-0 12 4-1 2 .409 .345
2009 Oklahoma-AAA .266 118 504 63 134 14 3 5 52 5 5 3 20-0 47 24-3 11 .335 .295
Texas .000 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 3 0-0 2 .000 .000
2010 Texas .276 50 98 18 27 5 1 0 9 1 0 0 2-0 17 1-0 2 .347 .290
Frisco-AA .194 8 31 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3-0 7 0-0 0 .194 .257
New York-NL .200 22 30 5 6 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 2-0 6 0-0 2 .233 .250
2011 Omaha-AAA .232 69 241 37 56 12 4 2 25 2 2 0 14-0 28 7-1 11 .353 .272
2012 Fresno-AAA .400 18 70 14 28 5 0 2 17 0 0 1 3-0 11 0-1 6 .557 .432
San Francisco .270 112 319 30 86 13 5 5 34 2 5 5 13-4 44 5-1 9 .389 .304
2013 San Francisco .271 102 225 17 61 9 2 1 19 4 2 1 4-1 33 1-0 5 . 342 .284
Fresno-AAA .250 2 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 0-0 1 .250 .250
2014 San Francisco .254 107 193 18 49 9 0 0 15 1 2 0 8-2 23 1-0 3 .301 .281
Minor Totals .283 878 3480 468 986 123 56 33 382 27 33 20 164-5 376 145-53 189 .379 .316
A.L. Totals .286 91 227 37 65 13 4 0 19 3 0 2 10-5 115 11-3 4 .379 .322
N.L. Totals .263 343 767 70 202 32 7 6 72 8 9 6 27-7 106 7-1 19 .347 .290
S.F. Totals .266 321 737 65 196 31 7 6 68 7 9 6 25-7 100 7-1 17 .351 .292
M.L. Totals .269 434 994 107 267 45 11 6 91 11 9 8 37-7 138 12-3 23 .354 .298
*Led League

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .--- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 .--- .---

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. CIN .500 4 6 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .833 .500
2014 SF vs. WAS .--- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---
DS Totals .500 5 6 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .833 .500

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. STL .000 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .000 .000
2014 SF vs. STL .500 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .500 .500
LCS Totals .250 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .250 .250

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. DET .--- 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---
2014 SF vs. KC .500 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .500 .500
WS Totals .500 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .500 .500

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 3/3)
■ Signed by New York-AL as a non-drafted free agent on July 12, 2001
■ Acquired by Texas completing deal on Feb. 16, 2004 in which Texas received IF Alfonso Soriano in exchange for IF Alex
Rodriguez
■ Acquired by New York-NL in exchange for OF Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations on August 31, 2010
■ Claimed off waivers by Kansas City on November 4, 2010
■ Signed to minor league contract by San Francisco on December 11, 2011
■ Signed a two-year deal, avoiding arbitration, January 23, 2014

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disabled list
■ March 29-October 15, 2007 (right shoulder inflammation; 60-day DL from May 17-Oct. 15)
■ April 30-May 16, 2010 (lower back strain; 15-day DL)

ARIAS
■ July 31-August 16, 2010 (lower back strain; 15-day DL)
■ July 8-July 23, 2013 (appendicitis; 15-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4, Aug. 13, 2013 at WAS (w/SF)
1st Base .994 27 165 8 1 174 12 ■ Runs: 2 (10x), last: Sept. 1, 2014 at COL (w/SF)
2nd Base .982 102 146 180 6 332 55 ■ Doubles: 2 (3x), last: Aug. 8, 2014 at KC (w/SF)
3rd Base .967 175 53 185 8 246 18 ■ Triples: 1 (11x), last: Aug. 20, 2013 vs. BOS (w/SF)
Shortstop .971 95 91 176 8 275 41
■ Home Runs: 1 (6x), last: Aug. 21, 2013 vs. BOS (w/SF)
Outfield .--- 1 0 0 0 0 0
■ RBI: 5, Aug. 22, 2012 at LAD (w/SF)
■ Walks: 2 (2x), last: Sept. 1, 2014 at COL (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 1 (12x), last: July 7, 2014 at OAK (w/SF)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 11, June 9-20, 2013 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Leadoff (0)
■ Pinch-Hit (0)

Rookies
Since 1947 there have been only nine unanimous winners of the BBWAA’s
N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. They include Cincinnati’s Frank Robinson
(1956), San Francisco’s Orlando Cepeda (1958) and Willie McCovey (1959),
St. Louis’ Vince Coleman (1985), San Diego’s Benito Santiago (1987), Los
Angeles’ Mike Piazza (1993) and Raul Mondesi (1994), Philadelphia’s Scott
Rolen (1997) and St. Louis’ Albert Pujols (2001). The following players on the
Giants’ 40-man roster are eligible to be 2015 Rookie of the Year:

Ray Black Erik Cordier Chris Heston


Gary Brown Joan Gregorio Derek Law
Daniel Carbonell Cody Hall Jarrett Parker
Hunter Strickland

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Arias’ Giants Gems
ARIAS

• Grew up Santo Domingo. • Signed with Yankees in July 2001 for $300,000 at
• He has seven brothers and sisters in his imme- the age of 16 1/2. Was sent to the Yankees’ baseball
diate family but his father, Felipe, had 14 other chil- academy in the Dominican for a few years. In 2004,
dren with different women. Joaquin is the youngest Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook rated him
of his father’s 21 children. He knows all of his the organization’s fourth-best prospect, ahead of
siblings and they sometimes get together. Father Robinson Cano.
died in 2010. He was a technician at a TV station. • About his substantial signing bonus: “I didn’t
Joaquin’s mother was a maid at different homes. think about the money only about helping my moth-
• The family was very poor. The parents and eight er,’’ he says. As soon as Joaquin signed, he made
children shared two bedrooms and one bathroom. sure she never worked again. He built her a new
Five boys, three girls. The oldest brother has a home on the same site. Now the neighborhood is a
supermarket. Another brother, Alberto, who is one little more dangerous so he’ll help her move some-
year older than Joaquin, pitched for Houston and where else in Santo Domingo, where Arias also still
Colorado and now is looking at playing for an inde- lives — five minutes from his mother.
pendent league. Joaquin helps support his other • Also helped buy six other houses for brothers
siblings. and sisters. “It’s one of my favorite things to do, to
• Asked why only he and Alberto played baseball: help my family,’’ he said.
When we were kids we watched a lot of TV and saw • Met wife, Yinet, when they were eight years
lots of games and started playing. We played on a old. She came to watch the baseball games when
bad field with lots of rocks. But we loved baseball so they were kids. Joaquin had a baby with her before
we played there. eighteen and then at eighteen got married. They
• Says his mother bought him his first glove. He now have four children. Joaquin says he wants six
says it was a small glove, not very good, but it got or seven. “I like my family. I like kids.’’
the job done. He was 10 years old. • Best known perhaps for making the 27th and
• Had a good coach who encouraged him a lot final out of Matt Cain’s perfect game on June 13,
when he was young. 2012, against Houston. From Chris Haft of MLB.com:
• Says he was always the best player on every “Stationed at third base, Arias cemented history by
team in both hitting and fielding. Leadoff hitter and handling pinch-hitter Jason Castro’s grounder and
shortstop. throwing across the diamond. Arias had to back up
• Watched the Atlanta Braves when he was slightly to field the ball, increasing the difficulty of
growing up because they were on TV. The Braves the throw.’’
were his favorite team and Chipper Jones his favor-
ite player.

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Christian Arroyo
INFIELDER 82

ARROYO
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-1 180 R R
Full name : Christian Israel Arroyo
Birthdate : May 30, 1995
2015 Opening Day Age : 19
Birthplace : Brooksville, Florida
Resides : Spring Hill, Florida
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the first round (25th
overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Christian on Twitter @arroyoc22

2014 SEASON PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Split the season between Class A Augusta and Salem- > Graduated from Hernando (FL) High School.
Keizer, combining to hit .291 (105-for-361) with 17 dou- > Earned MVP honors as he helped Team USA win gold
bles, six home runs and 62 RBI in 58 games. at the International Baseball Federation’s 18-and-under
> Was named to the Northwest League mid-season All-Star World Championships in Seoul, South Korea in 2012.
team. > Was named as a Second Team High School Pre-season
> Finished second in the Northwest League with a .333 bat- All-American in 2013 and also this week he was named
ting average (81-for-243). Class 5A Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers.
> His time in Augusta was cut short by a nagging thumb
injury and was placed on the disabled list from May
11-July 2 with a sprained left thumb.
> Was named the Northwest League player of the week for
Aug. 11-18.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Earned Arizona Rookie League Most Valuable Player
honors in 2013.
> Was named to the ARL post-Season All-Star team.
> Led the Arizona Rookie League in runs scored (47), doubles
(18), RBI (39) and slugging pct. (.511) in 2013.

CHRISTIAN ISRAEL ARROYO


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2013 ARL Giants-R .326 45 184 47* 60 18* 5 2 39* 0 4 2 19-1 32 3-2 8 .511* .388
2014 Augusta-A .203 31 118 10 24 3 1 1 14 1 2 0 4-0 22 1-2 2 .271 .226
Salem-Keizer-A .333 58 243 39 81 14 2 5 48 0 4 2 18-1 31 6-1 10 .469 .378
Minor Totals .303 134 545 96 165 35 8 8 101 1 10 4 41-2 85 10-5 20 .440 .350
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 0/3)

■ Drafted by San Francisco in the first round (25th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Mike Metcalf

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Brandon Belt
INFIELDER 9
BELT

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-5 219 L L
Full name: Brandon Kyle Belt
Birthdate: April 20, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age: 26
Birthplace: Nacogdoches, Texas
Resides: Lufkin, Texas
M.L. Service: 3 years and 128 days
Became a Giant: Drafted in the fifth round
of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status: Signed through 2015
Follow Brandon on Twitter @BBelt9

> World Series champion (2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: March 31, 2011 at Los Angeles-NL
> First MLB hit: March 31, 2011 at Los Angeles-NL (single off LHP Clayton Kershaw)
> First MLB home run: April 1, 2011 at Los Angeles-NL (three-run HR off RHP Chad Billingsley)
> NL Player of the Week: Aug. 5-11, 2013

2014 SEASON second in home runs (two) and hits, and posted the eighth-
> Had an injury-riddled 2014 campaign that saw him land best slugging percentage (.800).
on the DL on three separate occasions, first with a broken > Became the first Giants player in franchise history to
left thumb (was HBP from LHP Paul Maholm May 9 at have a five-hit, six-RBI and four runs scored game...
LA), then suffered a concussion that landed him on the accomplished this on Sept. 14, 2013 at Los Angeles in the
DL twice after the All-Star break (was hit by a ball thrown Giants’ 19-3 victory.
by Marco Scutaro in the face while taking throws at first > Was the Giants’ top prospect entering the 2011 season
base during batting practice July 19 at Miami). and began the year on the club’s Opening Day roster, but
> Overall, missed a total of 96 games (missed 50 games was transferred back and forth from the Major League
with the broken left thumb and 46 games with a concus- level to the minors on six different occasions (optioned to
sion). minors three times, recalled three times).
> Batted .243 (52-for-214) with 12 home runs and 27 RBI > Was named the Giants’ Harry S. Jordan award winner for
in just 61 games during his fourth season in a Giants being the best player in his first spring camp.
uniform. > Was the Giants’ 2011 Opening Day first baseman, becom-
> Was sent to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ing the first player to make his debut at first base for the
on Aug. 18 to visit Dr. Mickey Collins, who is considered defending World Series Champions since Ryan Jackson
one of the preeminent experts in sports concussions, in started at first for the 1998 Marlins (Elias).
the hopes of gaining more clarity on his recurring concus- > At 22 years and 345 days old, became the fifth youngest
sion symptoms. Giant to start at first base on Opening Day since Will Clark
> Visited Dr. Mickey Collins again Sept. 11 and received in 1986 (22 years, 26 days).
clearance to accelerate his baseball activity...was > Recorded his first big league hit (off Clayton Kershaw) in
removed from DL Sept. 16. his first career at-bat with a single to first baseman James
> Started eight games at first base after his return from the Loney on March 31 at Los Angeles.
DL and went 8-for-28 (.286) with a homer and three RBI in > Hit his first big league home run in his fifth career AB
10 games. and sixth career plate appearance on April 1 at Los
Angeles, hitting a three-run home run to dead center field
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS off of RHP Chad Billingsley in the 4th inning...became
the seventh Giants rookie to hit his first career home
> His 16 home runs as a first baseman in 2013 were the
run at Dodger Stadium, joining Jack Hiatt (1965), John
most by a Giant since J.T. Snow slugged 19 in 2000.
Montefusco (1974), Mark Leonard (1990), Armando Rios
> Was named NL Player of the Week for the period ending
(1998), Todd Linden (2003) and Jason Ellison (2004).
Aug. 11, 2013...collected hits in each of his seven games,
> Sat out four games after getting hit by pitch on his left
compiling a .440 (11-for-25) batting average, which was
wrist from Cardinals’ Trevor Miller on May 31 at Busch
the eighth-highest mark among National Leaguers...led
Stadium…X-rays originally came back negative, but it
the NL in total bases (20) and runs scored (eight), tied for
was later found that he had hairline fracture in his wrist…

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was placed on 15-day DL on June 4, activated July 7
and optioned to triple-A Fresno.
> Named by Baseball America as a Minor League All-Star
Extra-Inning Home Runs
and was named a California League mid-season All-Star in Postseason - Giants
Franchise History

BELT
in 2010.

POSTSEASON CAREER Series Batter Inning


> Is a career .245 hitter (27-for-110) with two home runs 2014 DS Brandon Belt Top 18
and 11 RBI in 32 postseason games. 1954 WS Dusty Rhodes Bottom 10
> His 32 career postseason games as a first baseman are
the most in Giants franchise history. 1933 WS Mel Ott Top 10

> His 11 walks in the 2014 postseason were the second
most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history
(Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).
> His solo home run in the 18th inning in Game 2 of
the 2014 NLDS at Washington gave the Giants a 2-1
victory...marked just the third extra-inning home run
in Giants postseason history, along with Dusty Rhodes
in the 1954 World Series and Mel Ott in the 1933 Fall
Classic.
> At 24 years old, became the fourth youngest Giants
player to start at first base in a postseason game since
Will Clark in 1987 (23 years old)…Belt made his first
postseason start in Game 1 of the Division Series vs.
Cincinnati on Oct. 6, 2012.

PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Married (Haylee)…they have one son, Greyson Ellis
(Aug. 27, 2014).
> Attended the University of Texas…led the Longhorns to
the College World Series in 2009 after pacing the team
in batting avg. (.319)…earned All-Big 12 Honorable
Mention in 2008…overall, batted .321 (152-for-473)
with 14 HRs and 108 RBI in 124 games in his two sea-
sons at Texas.
> Before going to Texas, played one year for San Jacinto
College in Houston and was a pitcher and desig- Brandon Belt
nated hitter…batted .441 with 10 HRs to receive All-
Conference designated hitter honors and 2007 Juco
World Series Big Stick Award for third ranked Gators as
a freshman.
> Was selected by the Atlanta Braves in 11th round of
2007 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.
> Graduated from Hudson High School in Lufkin, Texas…
as a senior, garnered district MVP, All-State and All-
America honors.
> Was selected by the Boston Red Sox in 11th round of
the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.

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BRANDON KYLE BELT
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 San Jose-A .383 77 269 62 103 28 4 10 62 0 3 3 58-3 50 18-7 7 .628 .492
Richmond-AA .337 46 175 26 59 11 6 9 40 0 2 2 22-1 34 2-1 1 .623 .413
BELT

Fresno-AAA .229 13 48 11 11 4 0 4 10 0 0 0 13-0 15 2-0 1 .563 .393


2011 San Francisco .225 63 187 21 42 6 1 9 18 0 0 2 20-1 57 3-2 4 .412 .306
Fresno-AAA .309 49 165 32 51 12 0 8 32 0 3 2 42-2 47 4-4 6 .527 .448
San Jose-A .462 4 13 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 5-0 1 1-0 0 .538 .611
2012 San Francisco .275 145 411 47 113 27 6 7 56 0 4 3 54-5 106 12-2 8 .421 .360
2013 San Francisco .289 150 509 76 147 39 4 17 67 1 3 6 52-4 125 5-2 8 .481 .360
2014 San Francisco .243 61 214 30 52 8 0 12 27 0 1 2 18-2 64 3-1 4 .449 .306
San Jose-A .500 2 6 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0-0 1 0-0 1 1.000 .625
Fresno-AAA .526 5 19 2 10 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 1-1 5 0-1 1 1.000 .550
Minor Totals .350 196 695 138 243 59 10 34 154 0 8 9 141-7 153 27-13 16 .610 .461
M.L. Totals .268 419 1321 174 354 80 11 45 168 1 8 13 144-12 352 23-7 24 .447 .344

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .667 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2-0 0 0-0 0 .667 .800

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. CIN .077 5 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0 7 0-0 0 .077 .200
2014 SF vs. WAS .278 4 18 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1-0 4 0-1 0 .444 .316
DS Totals .194 9 31 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3-0 11 0-1 0 .290 .265

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECOrD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. STL .304 6 23 6 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2-0 5 1-0 0 .565 .360
2014 SF vs. STL .214 5 14 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5-1 4 0-0 0 .214 .400
LCS Totals .270 11 37 9 10 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 7-1 9 1-0 0 .432 .378

W ORLD SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. DET .077 4 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3-0 7 0-1 0 .231 .250
2014 SF vs. KC .308 7 26 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3-0 9 0-0 0 .346 .379
WS Totals .231 11 39 2 9 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 6-0 16 0-1 0 .308 .333

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 1/3)
■ Selected by Boston in the 11th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft; did not sign
■ Selected by Atlanta in the 11th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft; did not sign
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 5th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Todd Thomas

disabled list
■ June 4-July 7, 2011 (hairline fracture, left wrist; 15-day DL)
■ May 10-July 4, 2014 (broken left thumb; 15-day DL)
■ July 20-Aug. 2, 2014 (concussion; 7-day DL)
■ Aug. 7-Sept. 15, 2014 (concussion; 7-day DL; transferred to 15-day DL on Aug. 22)

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CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS
Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 5, Sept. 14, 2013 at LAD (w/SF)
1st Base .993 372 2679 228 21 2928 241 ■ Runs: 4 (3x), last: Sept. 14, 2013 at LAD (w/SF)
Outfield .949 37 54 2 3 59 0 ■ Doubles: 2 (5x), last: Sept. 29, 2013 vs. SD (w/SF)

BELT
■ Triples: 1 (11x), last: Aug. 20, 2013 vs. BOS (w/SF)
■ Home Runs: 2, Aug. 14, 2011 at FLA (w/SF)
■ RBI: 6, Sept. 14, 2013 at LAD (w/SF)
■ Walks: 2 (21x), last: July 12, 2014 vs. ARI (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 2, Aug. 7, 2012 at STL (w/SF)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 11 games (2x), last: Aug. 5-16, 2013 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (1) ■ Pinch-Hit (1)
Aug. 14, 2011 at Florida April 23, 2013 vs. Arizona (off J.J. Putz)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Game Ending (0)

■ Leadoff (0)

Belt’s Giants Gems


• Born April 20, 1988, in Nacogdoches, Texas, in a be pro baseball player and now he was wondering
house his father built. if he would make it. Then his grandfather, James
• Parents are Darrell and Janice (pronounced Peterson, died. His grandfather had been so instru-
Ja-neece). He has one younger brother, Cameron. mental in Brandon’s development as a baseball
Father is a geometry teacher at Brandon’s high player by loaning Brandon the money, whenever he
school, Hudson High in Lufkin. His mother is a hair- asked, to go to showcase camps and tournaments.
dresser. “When I was flying back from the funeral, I decided
• At age 8, broke a neighbors mailbox with his to play the rest of the season for him,’’ Brandon
head in a bike crash and had to pay for a new mail- says. From that series on, he started to play better.
box. He played well in the Big 12 tournament, which
• As a senior at Hudson High, Belt earned district helped him get drafted. Another thing that helped
MVP, All-State and All-America honors. Standout was the veteran eye of Giants scout Doug Mapson,
pitcher – thought he’d make the major leagues in who had seen Belt hit a home run in the Cape Cod
that position. all-star game, turning around a 98 mph fastball. “It
• Had a verbal agreement with Cubs coming was in there,” Mapson said. “You can’t make that
out of high school to be drafted in high rounds up.”
and paid high-round money. But Cubs didn’t • He had been drafted twice (Braves and Red
come through and Red Sox drafted him the 11th Sox) before signing in 2009 with Giants, who
round. Disappointed, Belt went to college instead. picked him in the fifth round.
“Everything I went through happened for a reason,’’ • 2010 rookie season: Advanced through three
he says. “I’m so happy I went to college. I matured levels, hitting over .350 with 23 homers and 112
so much as a baseball player and as a person and I RBIs. In early 2011, he was ranked No. 26 among the
made so many friends.’’ Top 50 Prospects in baseball by MLB.com. (Contrast
• Played one year for San Jacinto College in with a year earlier when Baseball America didn’t
Houston before transferring to University of Texas. even have him in the top 20 among Giants prospects
(Same two colleges Roger Clemens attended.) entering 2010.)
Majored in education. Helped propel Texas to the • Married Hudson High sweetheart Haylee
College World Series in 2009, where the Longhorns Stephenson Dec. 3, 2010, at Providence Baptist
lost in championship game to LSU. Church in Lufkin. The groom’s cake was three tiers
• Injuries as a junior at University of Texas forced of chocolate with a Giants cap on top and alter-
him to give up pitching altogether. When his hit- nating Longhorns and Giants logos on the sides.
ting dropped off – he was barely hitting .300 two Haylee majored in business communications at
thirds into his junior year – Brandon sank to the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
lowest point in his life. He had always wanted to

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Ty Blach
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER 71
BLACH

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 200 R L
Full name : Tyson Michael Blach
Birthdate : October 20, 1990
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Denver, Colorado
Resides : Centennial, Colorado
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the fifth round of
the 2012 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Ty on Twitter @tyblach

2014 SEASON > Along with teammate Mac Williamson, was honored as
> Posted an 8-8 record with a 3.13 ERA (49er, 141.0ip) and the San Jose Giants co-Most Valuable Player.
91 strikeouts in 25 starts for double-A Richmond. > Went 23.2-consecutive innings without issuing a walk
> Was named to the Eastern League mid-season All-Star from April 25-May 21, 2013.
team.
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Finished fifth in the Eastern League with a 3.13 ERA.
> Was a non-roster invitee at Giants’ Major League Spring > Attended Creighton University.
Training. > Finished three-year collegiate career with a 2.76 ERA to
rank second in school history.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Was named Missouri Valley Conference First Team
> Had a superb 2013 season on the mound for Class A Scholar-Athlete, MVC Second Team, Co-SIDA Academic
Advanced San Jose, posting a 12-3 record with a 2.79 ERA All-American and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week in
(42er, 130.1ip) and 117 strikeouts. 2011.
> Won the California League ERA title (2.90 ERA), finished
tied for second with 12 wins and had the second-lowest
WHIP (1.09).
> Walked only 18 batters while striking out 117 in 130.1
innings pitched.
> Was named to the California League mid-season and
postseason All-Star teams.
> Was named Best Starting Pitcher in all of Minor League
Baseball by MILB.com, based on fans’ votes.

TYSON MICHAEL BLACH


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2013 San Jose-A 12-4 2.90* 22 20 0 0 0 130.1 124 46 42 8 2 18 117 8 1
2014 Richmond-AA 8-8 3.13 25 25 1 0 0 141.0 142 53 49 8 3 39 91 5 0
Minor Totals 20-12 3.02 47 45 1 0 0 271.1 266 99 91 16 5 57 208 13 1
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 5th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Lou Colletti

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Ray Black
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 65

BLACK
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-5 225 R R
Full name : Raymond Anthony Black
Birthdate : June 26, 1990
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Laflin, Pennsylvania
Resides : Laflin, Pennsylvania
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the seventh round
of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

2014 SEASON week before breaking for teams, he felt a sharp pain in his
> After missing his first two professional seasons due to shoulder…had lost a lot of velocity and after four months
injury, the right-hander split the 2014 campaign between of rehab it was decided that the best route was going to
Class A Augusta and Class A Advanced San Jose, going be labrum surgery.
2-3 with a 3.57 ERA along with 71 strikeouts and just 16 > Following the surgery he was given a 33% chance of ever
walks in 37 relief appearances. throwing again.
> Working on a strict schedule in an effort to get him > His rehabilitation should have lasted 12-13 months,
through the year without any significant injury setbacks slating him for a return to action in 2013, however more
(never pitching more than 1.0 inning plus multiple days off setbacks moved his return to spring 2014, where he lit
in between outings), he fanned 71 batters in 35.1 innings, up 100 mph on radar guns…he made it through camp
mainly in Augusta, for an 18.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings healthy and was assigned to Augusta where he fired his
ratio. first professional pitch April 3, 2014.
> Was promoted to San Jose in late August for the Giants’ PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
playoff push and made four relief appearances in the Cal
League. > Was drafted in the seventh round in 2011 out of Pittsburgh.
> Was added to the Giants’ 40-man roster in November > Underwent Tommy John surgery his senior year at
2014. Coughlin High School.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Suffered a tear in his right labrum and underwent shoulder
surgery in 2012 before throwing his first professional
pitch.
> Had impressed coaches and staff in his first spring train-
ing in 2012, however about 4.0-5.0 innings in and about a

RAYMOND ANTHONY BLACK


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2013 Injured - Did Not Play
2014 Augusta-A 1-3 3.73 33 0 0 0 1 31.1 16 15 13 1 2 14 64 5 2
San Jose-A 1-0 2.25 4 0 0 0 0 4.0 1 1 1 0 0 2 7 1 0
Minor Totals 2-3 3.57 37 0 0 0 1 35.1 17 16 14 1 2 16 71 6 2
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft; signed by John Dicarlo

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Clayton Blackburn
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 74
BLACKBURN

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-3 230 L R
Full name : Clayton Blackburn
Birthdate : January 6, 1993
2015 Opening Day Age : 22
Birthplace : Amarillo, Texas
Resides : Corpus Christi, Texas
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the 16th round of
the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Clayton on Twitter @C_Blackburn16

2014 SEASON > His 143 strikeouts in 2012 led the South Atlantic League
> Combined to make 20 starts between ARL-Giants and and his 2.54 ERA ranked second in the circuit.
double-A Richmond, going 5-7 with a 3.31 ERA (36er,
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
98.0ip) and 94 strikeouts.
> Yielded just one home run in 98.0 innings of work. > Graduated from Edmond Santa Fe (Edmond, OK) High
> Missed 51 days with two separate stints on the disabled School.
list with a rib injury and a cracked finger nail. > Was 10-1 with a 1.37 ERA as a senior in 2011 to help his
> Was a non-roster invitee at Giants’ Major League spring school reach the CA state semifinals.
training.
> Went 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA (7er, 11.2ip) in six games with
the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Spent 2013 with Class A Advanced San Jose, going 7-5
with a 3.65 ERA (54er, 133.0ip) and 138 strikeouts in 23
starts.
> Finished fourth in the California League in ERA (3.65) and
strikeouts (138).
> Was named to the California League mid-season All-Star
squad.
> Was named the California League Pitcher of the Week for
the week ending July 28.

CLAYTON BLACKBURN
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 ARL-Giants-R 3-1 1.08 12 6 0 0 0 33.1 16 6 4 2 3 3 30 1 0
2012 Augusta-A 8-4 2.54 22 22 0 0 0 131.1 116 47 37 3 8 18 143* 5 2
2013 San Jose-A 7-5 3.65 23 23 0 0 0 133.0 111 67 54 12 9 35 138 6 0
2014 ARL-Giants-R 0-1 3.60 2 2 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 9 0 0
Richmond-AA 5-6 3.29 18 18 0 0 0 93.0 94 40 34 1 7 20 85 6 3
Minor Totals 23-17 2.98 77 71 0 0 0 395.2 341 162 131 18 28 76 405 18 5
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 16th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Dan Murray

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Gregor Blanco
OUTFIELDER 7

BLANCO
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
5-11 175 L L
Full name : Gregor Miguel Blanco
Birthdate : December 24, 1983
2015 Opening Day Age : 31
Birthplace : Caracas, Venezuela
Resides : Miami, Florida
M.L. Ser vice : 4 years, 164 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a minor league free
agent, Nov. 19, 2011
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Gregor on Twitter @GregorBlanco7

> World Series champion (2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: March 30, 2008 at Washington (w/ATL)
> First MLB hit: April 9, 2008 at Colorado (double off RHP Matt Herges) (w/ATL)
> First MLB home run: May 27, 2008 at Milwaukee (solo HR off RHP Dave Bush)(w/ATL)
> Hit the first World Series leadoff home run in Giants franchise history on Oct. 22, 2014 at KC (Game 2)

2014 SEASON > Made 113 starts for Atlanta in 2008 and ranked second
> Finished his third season with the Giants and batted .260 among National League rookies with a .366 OBP.
(102-for-393) with 51 runs scored, 18 doubles, six triples, > Made his Major League debut as a pinch-runner in the 9th
five home runs and 38 RBI in 146 games...went 16-for-21 inning on March 30, 2008 at Washington and scored the
in stolen base attempts, with his 16 steals tying Angel tying run on a passed ball.
Pagan for the most on the team. > Collected a pinch-hit double in the 9th inning on April
> Started 92 of 162 games, making 56 starts in center 9, 2008, at Colorado off of RHP Matt Herges for his first
field and 36 in left...committed just one error in 226 total Major League hit.
chances (six assists).
POSTSEASON CAREER
> Went 7-for-25 (.280) with five RBI as pinch-hitter.
> Batted just .213 (30-for-141) in the leadoff slot with 12 > Has appeared in 33 postseason games, going 23-for-123
extra base hits and 12 RBI, however hit .333 (84-for-252) (.187) with 20 runs scored.
everywhere else. > Homered to lead off Game 2 of the 2014 World Series
at Kansas City, marking the 19th leadoff homer in World
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Series history...his leadoff HR was the third in Giants’
> Preserved Matt Cain’s perfect game on June 13, 2012 postseason history and the first in the World Series.

vs. Houston with a spectacular catch in deep right center
field in the 7th inning…was playing the gap in right field PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
as Jordan Schafer hit a deep drive to the wall…Blanco > Married (Mirna)…son (Gregor Jr., Aug. 11, 2010).
covered an enormous amount of ground to make a diving > Attended Ignacio Burk (VZ) High School.
leap to secure Cain’s perfect bid.
> Spent the 2011 campaign with triple-A Omaha and
Syracuse in the Royals and Nationals organizations, com-
bining to hit .201 (40-for-199) in 74 games.
> Following the 2011 season he played in the Venezuelan
Winter League and was named MVP of the league after
leading all players in on-base pct. (.478), stolen bases (18)
and runs scored (47), while finishing fourth with a .337
batting avg. (66-for-96).
> Was acquired by the Royals from Atlanta on July 31,
2010 along with RHP Jesse Chavez and minor league
LHP Tim Collins in exchange for OF Rick Ankiel, RHP Kyle
Farnsworth and cash considerations.

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Gregor Miguel Blanco
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2001 DSL-Braves-R .330 58 215 45 71 6 10 0 18 1 1 4 31-3 31 21-11 6 .451 .422
2002 Macon-A .271 132 468 87 127 14 9 7 36 6 2 9 85-0 120 40-16 13 .385 .392
BLANCO

2003 Myrtle Beach-A .271 126 461 66 125 19 7 5 36 3 1 8 54-0 114 34-16 9 .375 .357
2004 Myrtle Beach-A .266 119 436 73 116 17 9 8 41 6 3 3 47-4 114 25-9 10 .401 .339
2005 Mississippi-AA .252 123 401 64 101 11 12* 6 37 7 3 2 73-2 124 28-12 8 .384 .367
2006 Mississippi-AA .287 66 251 45 72 16 3 0 9 5 0 3 43-0 57 17-6 6 .375 .397
Richmond-AAA .294 73 269 43 79 12 1 0 19 6 0 0 52-1 53 14-9 2 .346 .408
2007 Richmond-AAA .282 124 464 81* 131 18 5 3 35 14 2 2 63-0 85 23-18 6 .362 .369
2008 Atlanta .251 144 430 52 108 14 4 1 38 6 3 6 74-2 99 13-5 2 .309 .366
2009 Gwinnett-AAA .228 90 333 54 76 9 1 2 30 7 6 1 50-0 70 10-3 4 .279 .326
Atlanta .186 24 43 5 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4-0 9 2-0 1 .233 .255
2010 Gwinnett-AAA .286 44 154 26 44 8 0 1 11 9 0 1 23-0 28 9-1 0 .357 .382
Atlanta .310 36 58 9 18 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 8-1 15 1-2 1 .362 .394
Kansas City .274 49 179 22 49 8 3 1 11 2 1 0 21-0 35 10-2 0 .369 .348
2011 Omaha-AAA .196 23 56 13 11 5 0 0 4 1 0 0 17-0 15 9-1 0 .286 .384
Syracuse-AAA .203 51 143 28 29 7 2 3 10 5 1 2 27-0 35 15-1 2 .343 .335
2012 San Francisco .244 141 393 56 96 14 5 5 34 5 2 2 51-2 104 26-6 2 .344 .333
2013 San Francisco .265 141 452 50 120 17 6 3 41 3 3 1 52-4 95 14-9 0 .350 .341
2014 San Francisco .260 146 393 51 102 18 6 5 38 6 1 3 41-1 77 16-5 1 .374 .333
Minor Totals .269 1029 3651 625 982 142 59 35 286 70 19 35 565-10 846 245-103 66 .369 .370
A.L. Totals .274 49 179 22 49 8 3 1 11 2 1 0 21-0 35 10-2 0 .369 .348
N.L. Totals .256 632 1769 223 452 64 23 14 155 21 9 12 230-10 399 72-27 7 .341 .344
S.F. Totals .257 428 1238 157 318 49 17 13 113 14 6 6 144-7 276 56-20 3 .355 .344
M.L. Totals .257 681 1948 245 501 72 26 15 166 23 10 12 251-10 434 82-29 7 .344 .344
*Led League

WILD CARD SERIES record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .000 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 .000 .200

DIVISION SERIES record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. CIN .286 5 14 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1-0 5 0-0 0 .571 .375
2014 SF vs. WAS .111 4 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2-0 1 1-0 0 .111 .200
DS Totals .188 9 32 3 6 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3-0 6 1-0 0 .313 .278

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. STL .182 7 22 6 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6-0 3 0-0 1 .318 .357
2014 SF vs. STL .227 5 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1-0 3 0-0 0 .273 .261
LCS Totals .205 12 44 9 9 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 7-0 6 0-0 1 .295 .314


w
orld SERIES record
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. DET .267 4 15 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 6 0-0 0 .400 .267
2014 SF vs. KC .143 7 28 6 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6-0 4 1-0 1 .250 .294
WS Totals .186 11 43 7 8 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 6-0 10 1-0 1 .302 .286

world baseball classic record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2009 Venezuela .400 6 15 1 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 1 1-1 0 .632 .364

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Signed by Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent, July 10, 2000; signed by Rolando Petit and Julian Perez
■ Acquired by Kansas City from Atlanta along with RHP Jesse Chavez and LHP Tim Collins in exchange for OF Rick
Ankiel, RHP Kyle Farnsworth and cash considerations on July 31, 2010
■ Signed by San Francisco to a minor league contract on Nov. 19, 2011
■ Signed by San Francisco to a minor league contract on Nov. 19, 2011
■ Signed a two-year deal, avoiding arbitration, January 17, 2015

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CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS
Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4 (4x), last: Aug. 27, 2010 at CLE (w/KC)
Outfield .993 616 1016 27 7 1050 3 ■ Runs: 4, July 12, 2013 at SD (w/SF)

BLANCO
■ Doubles: 2 (6x), last: July 6, 2013 vs. LAD (w/SF)
■ Triples: 1 (26x), last: Sept. 5, 2014 at DET (w/SF)
■ Home Runs: 1 (15x), last: Sept. 22, 2014 at LAD (w/SF)
■ RBI: 4, May 11, 2013 vs. ATL (w/SF)
■ Walks: 3 (7x), last: Aug. 29, 2014 vs. MIL (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 3 (3x), last: May 14, 2014 vs. ATL (w/SF)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 9 games, Aug. 27-Sept. 5, 2014 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Leadoff (4)(* postseason)
■ 3-HR Games (0) June 14, 2013 at Atlanta (off Kris Medlen)
■ Grand Slams (0) Aug. 24, 2014 at Washington (off Stephen Strasburg)
■ Pinch-Hit (0) Sept. 22, 2014 at Los Angeles-NL (off Dan Haren)
■ Inside-the-Park (0) *Oct. 22, 2014 at Kansas City (off Yordano Ventura)
■ Game Ending (0)

Blanco’s Giants Gems


• Grew up in Venezuela with two brothers – front office a report that showed a low batting
a twin and one seven years younger. His twin, average (from the bone spurs) but a high on-base
Gregory, played in the Angels and Pirates minor percentage.
leagues as a catcher but left after a few years to • The Nationals released him Nov. 2. “For two
become a physical education teacher. Younger weeks I didn’t have a team. I didn’t know what
brother, Gregsman, works as a jobs recruiter for was going to happen,’’ Gregor says. The Giants,
the government. Yes, the three brothers are Gregor, short on outfielders, signed him to a minor-league
Gregory and Gregsman. Why? “I still don’t know. My contract Nov. 17 while he was playing winter
mom said she just liked the names. She even named ball in Venezuela. He became MVP of the league
our house The Gregs and put up a sign.’’ playing for Tiburones de la Guaira. Giants hitting
• Gregor’s mother died of brain cancer at the age of coach Hensley Meulens, who was coaching in the
47. league, also put in a good word with the Giants. The
• His father sold insurance and now owns a taxi Marlins were also offering a minor-league contract.
company. “Between Bam-Bam and Pablo Sandoval, they
• Gregor married his childhood sweetheart in convinced me I should sign with the Giants.’’
2010. They have a son named Gregor Alejendro, and • Impressing everyone with his bat and speed,
Gregor has a another son from a previous relation- Blanco surprised everyone by making the 2012
ship named Grenyer. (His brother Gregory’s son is Opening Day roster.
named Greyver.) • Blanco made a spectacular catch to preserve
• “I never wanted to do anything but play Matt Cain’s perfect game in 2012. In the dugout,
baseball.’’ Signed with the Braves at the age of 16 Cain came up to him and said, “What are you doing
and made major-league debut eight years later, in playing there? How’d you make that?’’ Gregor said,
2008. He stayed in the majors most of that season “I’m there for you, man. I did it for you.’’
and parts of the next two. Traded to Kansas City in • When Cain was honored during a pre-game
the summer of 2010. Between the Braves and the ceremony later on, he presented Blanco with a
Royals that year, he hit. 283 – his best season ever. photo of the celebration and note thanking him.
• Then it all fell apart. He didn’t spend a single Gregor told him, “That’s my job to catch the ball.
day in the major leagues in 2011. Kansas City started And I hope it’s not the last time we do something
him in Triple A then traded him to the Washington special like that. I hope we can do it again.’’
Nationals, who also put him in Triple A. Developed • In 2012, Gregor’s father flew from Venezuela to
bone spurs in his wrist halfway through the season meet Gregor in Atlanta for the series against the
and had to stop playing. “It was the worst year of my Braves. It was the first time Hernan had seen his
career.’’ son play in the major leagues. “And I hit a home run
• But before he went on the DL, former Giants in that series, so he was really proud and happy.’’
catcher Brian Johnson, a major-league scout for
the Giants, saw him play in Triple-A and sent the

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Brett Bochy
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 85
BOCHY

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 200 R R
Full name : Brett Bochy (BO-chee)
Birthdate : August 27, 1987
2015 Opening Day Age : 27
Birthplace : San Diego, California
Resides : Poway, California
M.L. Ser vice : 27 days
Became a Giant : Drafted in the 20th round of
the 2010 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 13, 2014 vs. Los Angeles-NL

2014 SEASON > Was shut down for the season after his outing on Aug. 20,
> Made three appearances with San Francisco, posting a 2012 against Bowie due to shoulder fatigue.
5.40 ERA (2er, 3.1ip). > Made his professional debut in 2011 with low-A Augusta
> Spent most of the season with triple-A Fresno, appearing after beginning the season in extended spring training.
in 35 games and posting a 3.83 ERA (23er, 54.0ip) with 47 > Underwent “Tommy John” surgery in April 2010 of his
strikeouts and 27 walks. junior season at Kansas and missed the remainder of the
> Had his contract purchased by the Giants from triple-A college season and did not play after being chosen by the
Fresno on Sept. 2. Giants in the 20th round of the 2010 draft.
> Made his Major League debut on Sept. 13 vs. Los
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
Angeles-NL in SF’s 17-0 loss.
> Joined his father and manager Bruce Bochy to become the > Is the son of current Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
eighth father-son manager-player combo in Major League > His older brother, Greg, played four years in the San Diego
Baseball history. Padres farm system when Bruce managed the Padres.
> Was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Nov. 3. > Graduated from Poway (CA) High School…was named to
the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team twice.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Attended the University of Kansas and compiled a 7-0
> Began the 2013 season on the disabled list with double-A record with a 3.62 ERA in 55 career appearances with the
Richmond and was transferred to Fresno on April 15. Jayhawks.
> Was named to the 2012 Eastern League Western Division > Was nicknamed “The Robot” by his Richmond bullpen
midseason All-Star team. mates for his ability to throw strikes.

BRETT BOCHY
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 Augusta-A 1-0 1.38 35 0 0 0 10 39.0 22 6 6 1 1 8 53 2 0
2012 Richmond-AA 7-3 2.53 41 0 0 0 14 53.1 29 15 15 3 3 18 69 1 0
2013 Fresno-AAA 1-1 3.99 45 0 0 0 2 56.1 51 27 25 2 3 16 57 2 1
2014 ARL-Giants-R 1-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fresno-AAA 4-4 3.83 35 2 0 0 0 54.0 53 25 23 8 0 27 47 1 0
San Francisco 0-0 5.40 3 0 0 0 0 3.1 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 0 0
Minor Totals 14-8 3.03 158 0 0 0 26 204.2 155 73 69 14 7 69 227 6 1
M.L. Totals 0-0 5.40 3 0 0 0 0 3.1 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 0 0
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 1/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 20th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Hugh Walker

94 | San francisco Giants 2015


CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS
Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher .--- 3 0 0 0 0 0 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: No Career Starts

BOCHY
Reliever: 1.1, Sept. 13, 2014 vs. LAD
■ Most Strikeouts: 2, Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ Winning Streak: No career wins
■ Losing Streak: No career losses
■ Scoreless Streak: 2.0 innings, Sept. 21, 2014-present

Brett Bochy

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Gary Brown
OUTFIELDER 56
BROWN

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-1 190 R R
Full name : Gar y Allen Brown
Birthdate : September 28, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age : 26
Birthplace : Diamond Bar, California
Resides : Walnut, California
M.L. Ser vice : 27 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the first round (24th
pick overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Gar y on Twitter @Gar yBrown909

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 3, 2014 at Colorado
> First MLB hit: Sept. 27, 2014 vs. San Diego (single off LHP Eric Stults)
> Named California League Rookie of the Year in 2011
> Selected to participate in 2011 All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

2014 SEASON > Was named the San Jose Giants Offensive Player of the
> Was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his Year and Most Valuable Player by teammates in 2011.
first call-up to the big leagues.
> SF’s number one pick (24th overall) in the 2010 draft, had POSTSEASON CAREER
spent his first five professional seasons in SF’s chain prior > Made his first career postseason roster in 2014...was only
to call-up. active for the Wild Card game and the NLDS.
> Appeared in seven games with the Giants (made one > Appeared in Game 2 of the NLDS at Washington as a
start), going 3-for-7 with one RBI. pinch-hitter and struck out.
> Made his Major League debut on Sept. 3 at Colorado as a
pinch-hitter and flew out to left field. PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Batted .271 (145-for-536) with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in
> Graduated from Diamond Bar (CA) High School.
his second season with triple-A Fresno.
> Drafted by SF out of Cal State Fullerton, Brown was
> Finished second in the Pacific Coast League with 36 stolen
named an All-American by Baseball America (second
bases and fourth with 89 runs scored.
team), Rivals.com (first team), Collegiate Baseball (first
> His 36 stolen bases were tied for the fourth-most in
team), National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
Grizzlies’ franchise history (also: Justin Christian, 2011;
(first team) and American Baseball Coaches Association
Michael Byas, 2000).
(first team).
> Slugged four leadoff home runs with Fresno (owns 12 in
> Named 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year, the
his minor league career).
speedy outfielder set a single-season school record in
batting avg. by hitting .438 and became first Titan to steal
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
more than 30 bases in a season since 1994 (32 steals).
> Became the second player in Flying Squirrels’ franchise > Set the Cal State Fullerton record for the most stolen
history to record 30 stolen bases in a season in 2012 bases, going 25-of-28 during his freshman season.
(Darren Ford, 37 stolen bases, 2010).
> Was selected as the California League Topps Player of the
Year and was recognized as MiLB.com Class A Advanced
Hitter of Year in 2011.
> Is a two-time California League All-Star: 2011 mid-season
and postseason.
> Participated in the 2011 MLB Futures Game, starting in
center field.
> Set San Jose Giants franchise single-season hits record
on Aug. 29 with a second inning double, breaking the
previous team record of 176 held by Mark Leonard (1988).

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GARY allen BROWN
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 ARL-Giants-R .182 6 22 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4-0 5 2-0 0 .227 .333
Salem-Keizer-A .136 6 22 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 2-0 7 0-1 0 .227 .259

BROWN
2011 San Jose-A .336 131 559 115 188* 34 13* 14 80 6 4 23 46-1 77 58*-19 3 .519 .407
2012 Richmond-AA .279 134 538 73 150 32 2 7 42 7 6 19* 40-1 87 33-18* 2 .385 .347
2013 Fresno-AAA .231 137 558 79 129 29 6 13 50 6 1 10 33-0 135 17-11 9 .375 .286
2014 Fresno-AAA .271 136 536 89 145 24 6 10 53 6 5 13 36-0 119 36-20 5 .394 .329
San Francisco .429 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .429 .429
Minor Totals .277 550 2235 364 619 120 28 44 227 25 17 68 161-2 430 141-69 19 .415 .342
M.L. Totals .429 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .429 .429
* Led League
WILD CARD SERIES record
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---

DIVISION SERIES record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. WAS .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .000 .000

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 1/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in 1st round (24th overall) of 2010 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Brad Cameron

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 2, Sept. 27, 2014 vs. SD
Outfield 1.000 6 7 0 0 7 0 ■ Runs: 1, Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ Doubles: No career doubles
■ Triples: No career triples
■ Home Runs: No career home runs
■ RBI: 1, Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ Walks: No career walks
■ Stolen Bases: No career stolen bases
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 2 games, Sept. 27-28, 2014

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Leadoff (0)
■ Pinch-Hit (0)

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Brown’s Giants Gems
• Raised in Diamond Bar, CA., in eastern Los • Says high school coach Rich Gonzales, “He
BROWN

Angeles County. Second of four children (three boys wasn’t much to look at when I first saw him – maybe
and a girl). Parents divorced when he was two, at 5-5, 120 -- a scrawny kid. But he played like he was
which time his mother and the kids moved into her 6-5 and 220.’’
parents’ mobile home in an unincorporated area of • Had straight A’s but repeated eighth grade so
town. he would be 18 instead of 17 when he graduated
• For five years, all four kids slept in the same from high school. (He has a September birthday.)
room. Gary and his older brother, Dusty, shared the His father thought he’d have a better shot at getting
bottom bunk, sister Torrie in top bunk and younger an athletic scholarship, which was crucial because
brother, Gabriel, in a crib. the family couldn’t afford to pay for college.
• Early on, Gary’s mother, Julie Brown, worked • His mother says he had so much energy that he
two part-time jobs -- at Lucky supermarket and played soccer, football and baseball – sometimes
at the bar at a bowling alley -- while attending two soccer games and two baseball games in one
DeVry University. When Gary was in second or day. Was fast even as a toddler -- Dad nicknamed
third grade, she got a full-time job driving a delivery him Scooter for how fast he crawled.
truck for Oroweat bread. She left the house at 1 • A setback in his life that he says led to some-
a.m. and returned around 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon. thing good: He was devastated when he tore his
The kids had to get themselves up and ready for ACL in his first game of football as a high school
school. “Gary was always the one to wake up freshman, which resulted in also missing most of
everybody and get them out of the house,’’ Julie the baseball season. “But being out so long helped
says. In elementary school, her kids won perfect me realize how much I loved the game.’’ He turned
attendance awards, and Gary was elected student to his faith during that time and, on his own, got
body president. Because she was a single mother, baptized. “It was kind like the time I felt that I was
the children qualified for free lunches. When Gary becoming a man.’’
was in middle school, Julie switched to a desk job • Co-captain with his best friend as a high school
at an electrical wholesaler, where she still works. senior. Spent fifth period mowing, raking and lining
• When Gary was in seventh grade, his mother the field for practice.
had saved enough to buy her and the kids a mobile • As a senior, he surprised his teammates by
home in the same park as her parents, which she trying out and landing a big part -- Cornelius
still owns. Hackl -- in the school play, Thornton Wilder’s
• “A lot of people hear I’m a Caucasian male from “The Matchmaker.’’ It’s not something athletes at
Diamond Bar and assume we were well-off. My Diamond Bar High did. Most of the team, including
mom and grandpa put in a lot of hard work to raise the coach, attended the play. “That’s Gary,’’ says
us. I don’t like people taking away from what they his baseball co-captain, Richie Jimenez, who plays
did. I’ve been doing my own laundry and making baseball at UNLV. “He doesn’t care what anybody
my own meals since I was a little kid. I was a little else thinks. He’s always doing the unexpected.’’
embarrassed to invite friends over if I didn’t know • “I’ve always been a little bit of a goof-off. I was
them well. We didn’t have a room where we could taking a drama class in high school and the drama
hang out. We didn’t have cable. I always liked to go teacher encouraged me to try out for the play. I was
to other people’s houses. My mom always provided playing soccer at the time but thought I’d try. Then
for us but some weeks we’d open the fridge and I got the part. Never thought I’d actually do the play
there’d be nothing – ‘OK cereal again or spaghetti because never thought I’d memorize my lines. I like
and red sauce.’ She did a great job of hiding what that I had a broad range of friends.’’
the real situation was. • He graduated from high school with a 3.8 GPA
• When he was older, his mother would drive and was one of five athletes honored at graduation
him 2 ½ hours to practice in San Diego and turn for their academics and community service.
around and came back. • Has a reputation not only as a talented player
• Gary’s father, Troy, is a union plumber and but the hardest worker.
coached Gary in baseball from age 8 until he went • Good sense of humor: There’s a video of Gary
to high school. doing deadpan interviews of his Cal-State Fullerton
• Gary attributes his self-confidence to his teammates, coach and even a cartoon elephant on
father’s belief in him. He told his high school coach a banner in the outfield. He’s asking them about
he could bare-hand grounders at third base. The a 7-hole fungo golf tournament the coach had
coach told him not to do it, but Gary said he knew devised to loosen up the team before postseason
he could and he did. competition.
• “Dad taught me to be an aggressive player. • Has a superstition about always having
I was always small. Going into senior year in high Chapstick in his back right pocket.
school, I was 5-9, 150 pounds. But he always made • Never liked wearing batting gloves. Still
me believe that I really could do the outrageous doesn’t wear them. “When I was young, I begged
things I said I could do on field.’’ for gloves. Thought I was coolest kid in school. But
the first time used them, I threw the bat. I couldn’t
feel the bat. So never used them again.’’

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Madison Bumgarner
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER 40

BUMGARNER
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-5 235 R L
Full name : Madison Kyle Bumgarner
Birthdate : August 1, 1989
2015 Opening Day Age : 25
Birthplace : Hickor y, Nor th Carolina
Resides : Lenoir, Nor th Carolina
M.L. Ser vice : 4 years, 127 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the first round
(10th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2017 (signed
5-year extension in 2012 with club/vesting option
for 2018 and club option for 2019)

> World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014 all with Giants)
> MLB All-Star (2013, 2014)
> World Series MVP (2014)
> National League Championship Series MVP (2014)
> Sports Illustrated’s Man of the Year (2014) (first-ever Giants player to win this award)
> Silver Slugger award winner (P) (2014)
> Willie Mac award winner (2014)
> Owns MLB Record: 0.25 career World Series ERA (min. 25.0ip)
> Owns MLB Record: Two career grand slams by a pitcher (tied with Tony Cloninger, 1966)
> Owns MLB Record: Two grand slams by a pitcher in a single season (2014) (tied with Tony Cloninger, 1966)
> MLB debut: Sept. 8, 2009 vs. San Diego
> First MLB win: July 6, 2010 at Milwaukee
> First MLB hit (as a batter): June 26, 2010 vs. Boston (single off RHP Manny Delcarmen)
> First MLB home run (as a batter): June 12, 2012 vs. Houston (solo HR off RHP Bud Norris)
> Pitcher of the Month: May 2014, August 2014
> Became the fourth youngest Giants pitcher to make his Major League debut (20 years, 38 days)
> Posted a 34-6 record with 2.00 ERA in 63 games (62 starts) in the minors
> Won the South Atlantic League triple crown in 2008, going 15-3 with a 1.46 ERA and 164 strikeouts
> Named San Francisco’s 2008 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

2014 SEASON joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237,


> Bumgarner posted one of the best seasons of his career, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez
going 18-10 with a 2.98 ERA and 219 strikeouts, a record (205, 2010)...his 219 strikeouts were the third-most by a
for a San Francisco left-handed pitcher. Giants lefty behind Seymour and Marquard.
> The 2014 All-Star posted career highs in wins, innings > Had six double-digit strikeout games, the second most in
pitched and strikeouts, while fashioning the second- the NL behind Clayton Kershaw (7).
lowest ERA of his career for a full season. > Was one of the best pitchers on the road, going 11-4 with
> Among NL leaders, he finished tied for third in complete a 2.22 ERA (31er, 125.2ip) in 18 starts (3 CGs)...his 11 road
games, fourth in wins, fourth in innings pitched, fourth in victories matched Kershaw and Adam Wainwright for
strikeouts and 14th in ERA. the most in the Majors while his road ERA ranked as the
> The Giants went 20-13 in his outings (13-5 on the road and fourth-lowest in the NL.
7-8 at home). > Was selected to his second consecutive All-Star team
> His 18 wins were the most by a SF pitcher since Shawn as he finished fourth on the player ballot, behind Johnny
Estes had 19 in 1997. Cueto, Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw...however,
> Became one of three left-handed pitchers in Giants history was not eligible to pitch because he started the Sunday
to record 15 or more wins in multiple seasons before turn- prior to the break...he didn’t pitch in the All-Star Game in
ing age 26...joined Rube Marquard (1911-1913, 3) and Cy 2013 either, as Bochy held him back for long relief.
Seymour (1897-1898, 2). > Averaged the second-most run support in the NL (behind
> Was one of just five left-handed pitchers in Giants fran- COL’s Jorge De La Rosa, 6.20), averaging 5.76 runs per
chise history to record 200-or-more strikeouts in a season, game, the most he ever received in his career.

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> Led the league with nine pickoffs and allowed just 7-of-17 team in the same game…it marked the third time that
runners to steal off him (41.2%), the fifth-lowest stolen the Giants hit two grand slams in a game since moving
base pct. in the NL. to San Francisco…the last instance was Sept. 19, 1998
BUMGARNER

> Was named the NL’s Pitcher of the Month twice: May (5-0, vs. Los Angeles-NL (the hitters were Bill Mueller and Jeff
2.08 ERA, 48 Ks, 5 BBs) and August (4-1, 1.57 ERA, 56 Ks, Kent)…it also happened on April 26, 1970 vs. Montreal
3 BBs). (Willie McCovey and Dick Deitz)…it was just the second
> Was named the “Willie Mac” award winner, an annual time in the Giants’ 132-year history they hit grand slams in
honor bestowed upon the most inspirational player on the consecutive innings of the same game: Mueller and Kent
team, as voted upon by Giants players, coaches, training did it against the Dodgers in 1998.
staff and the fans. > Among the players who hit fewer than two grand-slam
> Was named by Bruce Bochy as the Opening Day starter homers in their entire career are Prince Fielder (288
on Feb. 25...at 24 years and 242 days old on March 31, total home runs) and Derek Jeter (260)...among those
Bumgarner became the third-youngest Giants opening day who never hit two in one season: Miguel Cabrera, Lance
starter since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958. Berkman, Carlton Fisk, Tony Perez, and Al Kaline.
> He also became the third youngest left-hander to start a > Became the first San Francisco Giants starting pitcher to
season opener in Giants franchise history (since 1883)… win consecutive team games (started the last game of
only Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb (21 years and 242 the first half and first game of the second half)…the last
days of age on April 20, 1888 at Washington) and Mark Giants pitcher to accomplish this was Johnny Antonelli for
Davis (23 years and 167 days of age on April 3, 1984 vs. the New York Giants, Sept. 25-29, 1956.
Chicago-NL) were younger than Bumgarner (courtesy of > Threw his second career shutout on Aug. 3 at New York-
Bill Arnold). NL, allowing just two hits with 10 strikeouts on just 94
> Became the sixth youngest Giants pitcher to record 50 pitches…threw nearly 80 percent (79.8) of his pitches for
wins (all with the Giants) in franchise history with his vic- strikes, the second-highest percentage he’s had in a game
tory on April 5 at Los Angeles (6.1ip, 2er)...Rube Marquard in his career.
(22 years, 260 days), Mike McCormick (22, 303), Christy > Struck out 25 batters in a two-start span from Aug. 21-26,
Mathewson (22, 331), Doc Crandall (23, 363) and Hal the third-most strikeouts in Giants history in consecutive
Schumacher (24, 156) were younger (Elias). games (since 1900)...only John Montefusco (27 strikeouts
> Hit his third career home run and his first career grand from Aug. 27-31, 1975) and Jason Schmidt (26 from May
slam in his second at-bat off Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa 31-June 6, 2006) had more.
on April 11, 2014 at AT&T Park...became just the second > Pitched a one-hitter and matched his career-high of 13
Giants pitcher to hit a grand slam since the team moved strikeouts in his start Aug. 26 vs. Colorado...retired his
to San Francisco in 1958 and the first since Shawn Estes first 21 batters before Justin Morneau doubled down the
did so on May 24, 2000 vs. Montreal (off Mike Johnson)... right-field line to start the 8th, ending his perfect game bid
Bumgarner also added a sacrifice fly in his first at-bat through 7.0 innings, the longest such bid of his career.
to finish with five RBI, matching Estes, Dave Koslo, Hal > Became the fourth LH pitcher in the last 50 years to throw
Schumacher and Jack Scott for the most RBI in a game by a shutout with 0/1 hits allowed while recording 13-plus
a Giants pitcher since 1914. strikeouts and no walks...others: Sandy Koufax (Sept. 9,
> Finished May with a 5-0 record, a 2.08 ERA, and 48 strike- 1965 vs. CHC), Randy Johnson (May 18, 2004 at ATL) and
outs in 39.0 innings to win NL Pitcher of the Month, his Clayton Kershaw (June 18, 2014 vs. COL).
first monthly award of his career...only three other pitchers > Was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August after
in the Giants’ modern history won at least five games in a striking out a league-high 56 batters while going 4-1
month without a loss, and with as many strikeouts: Jason with three complete games in six starts…also paced the
Schmidt (5-0 with 54 strikeouts) in May 2004, Ray Sadecki Senior Circuit with a 1.57 ERA and ranked first in innings
(6-0 with 48 strikeouts) in September 1967, and Juan pitched...became the second pitcher in the modern era to
Marichal (6-0 with 60 strikeouts) in September 1963. have at least 55 strikeouts and three walks or fewer in a
> Became the second pitcher in Major League history to calendar month (other: Curt Schilling, 2002).
hit two grand slams in a season, clubbing his second in > Matched up with Detroit’s LHP David Price on Sept. 6 and
the Giants’ 8-4 win over the D-Backs on July 13…his earned the victory despite allowing three runs on 10 hits in
batterymate, Buster Posey also hit a grand slam in the SF’s 5-4 win…entered the game with 199 strikeouts and
game...according to Elias, Bumgarner and Posey were the did not record a strikeout for the first time in 145 career
first pitcher-catcher ever to hit a grand slam for the same starts…also didn’t issue a walk…according to Elias, no

Youngest Starter to Win Series Clincher in


Postseason History
Player Year Team Series Age-Days
Fernando Valenzuela 1981 Dodgers NLCS 20.352
Madison Bumgarner 2010 Giants NLDS 21.072
Bret Saberhagen 1985 Royals WS 21.199
Jaret Wright 1997 Indians ALDS 21.281
Whitey Ford 1950 Yankees WS 21.351

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pitcher had failed to strike out a batter in a start of at
least five innings after entering that game with a season
total of strikeouts as high as Bumgarner’s since Vic Willis 2014 Willie Mac Award

BUMGARNER
of the 1902 Boston Braves (214 strikeouts) on September
27, 1902. Madison Bumgarner was elected winner
> Including the postseason, he made 39 total starts in 2014, of the 2014 “Willie Mac Award,” named
the most by any Giants pitcher since Ron Bryant made 39
starts in 1973. after Giants Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey.
This annual honor is bestowed upon the
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS most inspirational player on the team, as
• Was named by manager Bruce Bochy to the 2013 National voted upon by Giants players, coaches
League All-Star team, his first All-Star selection as a and training staff. The full list of Giants
Major Leaguer, although he did not appear in the game...
became the first Giants left-handed pitcher to make the
award winners is listed on page 351.
ASG since Shawn Estes in 1997.
> Ended the ’13 season with a 19-consecutive start stretch home run and strike out at least a dozen batters…Juan
of allowing three earned runs or fewer, the longest such Marichal accomplished the feat on Sept. 12, 1963 at New
streak by a Giants pitcher since Tim Lincecum went 19 York-NL (HR, 13 Ks) and so did Mike Krukow on Aug. 13,
straight from Aug. 16, 2007-June 11, 2008...the last 1985 vs. Houston (HR, 12 Ks).
Giants starter to do this in a single season was Ed > Took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his start on June
Whitson - 19 straight starts from June 7-Sept. 25, 1980 28 vs. Cincinnati, but allowed a leadoff single to Ryan
(courtesy of Stats, Inc.). Hanigan to start the 6th, his only hit allowed in what was
> On June 14, 2013 at Atlanta he lost a no-hit bid in the his first career complete game and his first shutout in SF’s
6th inning on a single by Chris Johnson that fell among 5-0 win…extended the Giants’ team scoreless streak
three teammates...was perfect through 14 hitters until he to 36.0 innings and put the Giants in the record books
walked B.J. Upton in the 5th...overall, blanked the Braves as it was the team’s fourth-consecutive shutout, a new
on two hits and 10 strikeouts in 7.0-scoreless innings. franchise record.
> In 2012, he became the first Giants pitcher to have a 16+ > Hit his second career home run on Sept. 11 at Colorado,
win season at age 23-or-younger since Hal Schumacher hitting a three-run shot off of Jhoulys Chacin in the 4th
won 23 games for the New York Giants in 1934 at the age inning…became the first Giants pitcher to hit a home run
of 23. while driving in at least three runs since Noah Lowry did
> On April 12, Bumgarner (22 years, 225 days old) and Jamie so on Aug. 24, 2007.
Moyer (49 years, 146 days old) faced one another in what > Signed a five-year extension through 2017 with a club/
was the third-largest age difference in a starting pitching vesting option for 2018 and a club option for 2019 on April
matchup all-time. 6...the 5-year extension covers Bumgarner through his
> Took a no-hitter into the sixth inning on April 12 at arbitration years and his first year of free agency (2017).
Colorado, however allowed a one-out triple to Tyler > Endured his worst start of his career and one of worst in
Colvin…his 5.1 innings without allowing a hit was the Giants history on June 21, 2011 vs. Minnesota...recorded
longest of his career. just one out while allowing eight first inning runs...faced
> Batted in the eighth spot in the order on May 16 vs. St. 10 batters and retired only pitcher Carl Pavano, becoming
Louis against LHP Jaime Garcia…marked just the second the first player in baseball’s modern era to allow as many
time in Giants franchise history that their starting pitcher as nine hits while recording fewer than two outs.
batted in that spot in the order (only other time was May > Became the first Giants starting pitcher since 1900 to
20, 2010 at Arizona; Lincecum batted eighth, Torres ninth). allow eight-or-more runs without getting out of the first
> On June 12 vs. Houston, struck out 12 batters (one shy of inning.
his career-high) in 7.2 innings and launched the Giants’ > Issued two walks-or-fewer in 19-consecutive starts from
first home run in nearly a month in a 6-3 win…led off April 17-July 24...became the first Giants pitcher to
the third inning by hitting a solo home run off of RHP Bud accomplish that feat since Juan Marichal went 21-straight
Norris to left field for his first career home run. starts between July 17, 1970-April 20, 1971, allowing two
> Became just the third Giants pitcher since 1900 to hit a walks-or-fewer...Marichal is the only other SF Giant to do
this in a single season as went 23-straight starts between
April 10-July 18, 1968 (STATS, Inc.).
Giants to Win NLCS MVP > Recorded back-to-back double-digit strikeout games Aug.
31 (11 Ks vs. CHC) and Sept. 5 (13 Ks at SD), becoming the
Since 1977 first Giants left-hander in the modern era (1900 to date)
(1st Year of Award) with consecutive starts of more than 10 Ks.
> Earned his first Major League victory July 6, 2010 in
Year Name POS Milwaukee after tossing 8.0-scoreless innings and allow-
2014 Madison Bumgarner P ing only three hits in SF’s 6-1 win...according to Elias, only
2012 Marco Scutaro 2B two other Giants rookies pitched a game like that: Noah
2010 Cody Ross OF Lowry in 2004 when he tossed 9.0-shutout frames against
2002 Benito Santiago C the Reds on Aug. 3 and Matt Cain, who accomplished it
twice in 2006, tossing 9.0-scoreless innings at Oakland on
1989 Will Clark 1B
May 21 and blanking Colorado for 8.0 innings on Sept. 14.
1987 Jeffrey Leonard OF > At 20 years, 339 days, became the second-youngest

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Youngest Giants Pitchers at Time of ML Debut
BUMGARNER

(Since 1950)
Name Age Date Opp.
Mike McCormick 17.342 9/5/56 at PHI
Nestor Chavez 19.065 9/9/67 vs. CHI
Ron Bryant 19.321 9/29/67 vs. PHI
Madison Bumgarner 20.038 9/8/09 vs. SD
Chart courtesy of Bill Arnold/Sports Features Group

Giants pitcher in the last 25 years to win his first Major was also named to SAL in-season and postseason All-Star
League game and first since Matt Cain in 2005…Cain was teams, along with earning SAL Pitcher of Week honors on
just one day younger than Bumgarner at 20 years, 338 five different occasions…was named MiLBY’s best start-
days when he won his first big league contest on Sept. 4 ing pitcher for all of Class A leagues.
at Arizona. > Reeled off 38.0-consecutive scoreless innings July
> Made his Major League debut for the Giants in 2009 with 28-Aug. 27, 2008 (span of six starts), marking the longest
a Sept. call-up, posting a 1.80 ERA (2er, 10.0ip) in four scoreless stretch by a hurler in all of minor league base-
games (one start). ball.
> Made his Major League debut Sept. 8 vs. San Diego, tak- > Named San Francisco’s 2008 Pitcher of the Year, joining
ing the place of RHP Tim Lincecum, who was scratched Pablo Sandoval (Player of Year) as the first two recipients
from his scheduled start due to back spasms. to earn the inaugural award.
> At 20 years and 38 days old became the fourth-youngest
Giants pitcher to make his Major League debut...only Mike POSTSEASON CAREER
McCormick (17 years and 342 days), Nestor Chavez (19 > Has already won three World Series titles before the age
years and 65 days) and Ron Bryant (19 years and 321days) of 26 years old and has been one of the most dominating
were younger (Sports Features Group)…in fact, became postseason pitchers in baseball history in his three post-
franchise’s youngest pitcher to start a game in his Major season stints.
League debut since the Giants moved west in 1958...Mike > Has gone 7-3 with a 2.14 ERA, two complete games (two
McCormick started for San Francisco as a 19-year-old, shutouts) and 77 strikeouts in 88.1 innings.
however made his ML debut two years earlier as member > Had one of the greatest postseason’s of all time in 2014,
of the New York Giants. going 4-1 with a 1.03 ERA and one save in seven games
> Was summoned from double-A, where he was originally (six starts)...he had two wins, a 5.0-inning save and an
scheduled to start an Eastern League playoff opener on 0.43 ERA in the World Series...he won the wild-card game
Sept. 9...learned that he was that night’s starting pitcher at Pittsburgh, and won the LCS and World Series MVP
roughly three hours prior to game time, and retired his first honors, clinching the World Series with 5.0-scoreless
four batters faced before giving up a home run to Chase innings of relief in Game 7.
Headley in the 2nd inning...gave up another solo shot to > Became the seventh player (fourth pitcher) ever to be
Kevin Kouzmanoff in 4th frame...marked the first time in named the LCS MVP and the World Series MVP in the
2009 (minor leagues included) that he had surrendered a same season, joining Willie Stargell (1979 Pirates), Darrell
pair of HRs in a single contest...left with a 3-2 lead that Porter (1982 Cardinals), Orel Hershiser (1988 Dodgers),
was quickly erased as Will Venable hit a solo HR to center Livan Hernandez (1997 Marlins), Cole Hamels (2008
against Brandon Medders...the Giants ended up losing the Phillies) and David Freese (2011, Cardinals).
contest, 4-3. > Is the 26th pitcher (28th time) to win the World Series
> Prior to joining the big league club combined to go 12-1 MVP Award, the first in Giants franchise history and the
with a 1.85 ERA (27er, 131.1ip) and .211 avg. against (100- first pitcher overall since Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels in
for-475) in 25 games (24 starts) with Class-A Advanced 2008...Bumgarner joins former teammate Edgar Renteria
San Jose and double-A Connecticut...began the year (2010) and teammate Pablo Sandoval (2012) as the only
at Class-A Advanced San Jose, going 3-1 with a 1.48 World Series MVP winners in Giants history.
ERA (4er, 24.1ip) and 23 strikeouts in five starts...was > Became the first pitcher with two wins, a shutout and a
transferred to double-A Connecticut May 7 and helped save in a World Series since the save rule became official
Defenders win first division title as Giants’ affiliate after in 1969.
going 9-1 with a 1.93 ERA (23er, 107.0ip) in 20 games (19 > Is the first pitcher with a 5.0-inning save in postseason
starts). history.
> Was named to the Eastern League All-Star team, but did > He’s also the first pitcher with two wins, a sub-0.50 ERA
not appear in the game. in at least 20.0 innings in a single World Series since Hall
> Posted perhaps the best season of any Giants farmhand of Famer Sandy Koufax for the 1965 Dodgers.
in 2008, winning the South Atlantic League triple crown, > Logged 52.2 innings in the 2014 postseason, the most
going 15-3 with a 1.46 ERA and 164 strikeouts for SAL of any pitcher in a single postseason, surpassing Curt
Champion Augusta GreenJackets. Schilling’s 48.1 innings.
> Named 2008 Minor League Baseball’s Most Spectacular > If Bumgarner were never to pitch in the World Series
Pitcher for finishing the season with the lowest ERA… again, his 0.25 ERA would be the best of anyone with at

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least 20.0 innings pitched. Series) and Justin Verlander (for the Tigers against the A’s
> Tossed a complete-game shutout in Game 5 of the 2014 in the 2012 ALDS).
World Series, permitting just four hits with no walks > Tossed consecutive World Series Games of at least

BUMGARNER
and eight strikeouts...the performance was just the 16th 7.0-scoreless innings with at least six strikeouts in the
shutout in World Series history in which no walks were 2012 postseason…the only pitchers in MLB history to
allowed, and the first since Kansas City’s Bret Saberhagen accomplish that were Christy Mathewson of the Giants in
in Game 7 of the 1985 World Series...in Giants history, Games 1 and 3 of the 1905 World Series; Bill Hallahan of
Christy Mathewson accomplished the feat in Games 1 the Cardinals in Game 3 in 1930 and Game 2 in 1931; Don
and 5 of the 1905 Fall Classic, while Rube Benton did so Larsen of the Yankees in Game 5 in 1956 and Game 3 in
in Game 3 of the 1917 World Series. 1958; and Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers in Games 5 and 7
> In 52.2 innings in the 2014 postseason, he permitted just in 1965.
six earned runs (1.03 ERA) on 28 hits with six walks and > Had one of the most memorable postseasons of any
45 strikeouts...among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings 21-year-old in 2010, going 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA 5er, 20.2ip)
pitched in a single postseason, his ERA of 1.03 ranks in four games (three starts).
third behind Burt Hooton of the Dodgers (0.82 over 33.0 > Earned his first career postseason victory in Game 4 of the
IP in 1981) and Atlanta’s John Smoltz (0.95 over 38.0 IP in LDS vs. Atlanta on Oct. 11, a contest that SF won 3-2 to
1996). advance to the LCS...tossed 6.0 innings and yielded two
> Pitched at least 7.0 innings in each of his six starts, runs on six hits...became the youngest Giants pitcher in
becoming the second pitcher in history to do so, joining franchise history to win a postseason game at 21 years
Arizona’s Curt Schilling (six starts in 2001). and 71 days old.
> Is the ninth player in Major League history to throw mul- > Was the first rookie starting pitcher to win a clinching
tiple shutouts in the same postseason...the only younger game on the road in the postseason since Dave Righetti
pitcher with multiple shutouts in one postseason was (Yankees at A’s, Game 3 of ALCS) and Fernando Valenzuela
Josh Beckett at age 23 with the Marlins in 2003. (Dodgers at Expos, Game 5 of NLCS) pitched their teams
> Did not allow a run in his first 21.0 innings pitched to World Series in 1981.
in the World Series (dates back to 2010), the second- > In Game 4 of World Series on Oct. 31, 2010, Bumgarner
longest consecutive scoreless innings streak to start joined teammate Buster Posey as the first all-rookie start-
a World Series career in Major League history, behind ing battery in a World Series game since Spec Shea and
Christy Mathewson’s 28.0-inning run from 1905 to 1911... Yogi Berra started for the Yankees in Game 1 of the 1947
Bumgarner’s streak was snapped in Game 1 of the WS at World Series (Elias).
Kansas City after allowing a solo home run to Salvador > At 21 years, 91 days old, was the fifth-youngest pitcher to
Perez in the 7th inning. start a World Series game.
> Seven other pitchers had a streak of 21 consecutive > Became the fourth-youngest starter to win a World
scoreless innings in the World Series at any point in their Series game as the Giants took a 3-1 series lead over
careers: Whitey Ford (major-league record 33 straight the Rangers on Oct. 31, 2010 with a 4-0 shutout vic-
scoreless innings, 1960-1962), Babe Ruth (29, 1916-1918), tory…logged 8.0 innings and didn’t allow an earned run
Mathewson (28, 1905-1911), Lew Burdette (24, 1957), becoming the youngest to ever accomplish that feat…
Sandy Koufax (22, 1965-1966), George Earnshaw (22, Bumgarner’s dominance gave the Giants their fourth shut-
1930), and Carl Mays (21, 1918-1921). out of the postseason, tying 1998 Yankees and 1905 New
> Bumgarner’s road scoreless streak in the postseason also York Giants for the most in a single postseason in Major
ended at a record 32.2 innings. League history.
> Has made five career postseason starts of 7.0-or-more > Only three starting pitchers younger than Bumgarner (21
innings pitched with no runs allowed, the most such starts years, 91 days old) have ever won a game in World Series
in Giants franchise history. history – Bullet Joe Bush (20 years, 316 days) for 1913
> In the Wild Card game at Pittsburgh, he became the third Athletics, Jim Palmer (20 years, 356 days) for 1966 Orioles
pitcher to notch a shutout with at least 10 strikeouts in a and Fernando Valenzuela (20 years, 356 days) for 1981
winner-take-all postseason game, joining Sandy Koufax Dodgers.
(for the Dodgers against the Twins in the 1965 World

Youngest Giants to Debut Since 1958


(Age in Years and Days)
Player Age Position Date
Ken Henderson 18.312 PR 4/23/1965
Al Stanek 19.123 P 4/26/1963
Jose Cardenal 19.189 PR 4/14/1963
Jack Clark 19.306 PH 9/12/1975
Ron Bryant 19.321 P 9/29/1967
Cap Peterson 20.028 PH 4/15/1969
Madison Bumgarner 20.038 P 9/28/2009
Chart courtesy of Bill Arnold/Sports Features Group

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> Only one starting pitcher younger than Bumgarner ever > Finished prep career by hitting a walk-off two-run inside-
tossed at least 8.0-shutout innings in a World Series the-park home run to win state title…finished 2007
game – Jim Palmer, who was 100 days younger when he season hitting .424 (42-for-99) with 10 2Bs, 11 HRs and 38
BUMGARNER

blanked Dodgers in Game 2 of 1966 World Series. RBI.


> Had dominating senior season being named Gatorade’s
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS North Carolina Player of the Year after going 11-2 with a
> Married (Ali Saunders, Feb. 14, 2010). 1.05 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 86.0 innings.
> Graduated from South Caldwell (Hudson, NC) High School.

Longest Streaks of Scoreless IP on Road


Postseason All-Time
Player Stk Start End
Madison Bumgarner, SF 32.2 10/23/2010 inn. 5 - 10/21/2014 inn. 6
Art Nehf, NYG 23.0 10/13/1921 inn. 1 - 10/04/1924 inn. 5
Mariano Rivera, NYY 21.1 10/02/1998 inn. 9 - 10/13/2001 inn. 9
Christy Mathewson, NYG 21.0 10/09/1905 inn. 1 - 10/24/1911 inn. 3
Catfish Hunter, Oak-NYY 19.1 10/16/1973 inn. 2 - 10/09/1976 inn. 7
Tommy John, LA 19.0 10/08/1977 inn. 5 - 10/14/1978 inn. 5

MADISON KYLE BUMGARNER


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2008 Augusta-A *15-3 1.46* 24 24 1 1 0 141.2 111 28 23 3 5 21 164* 3 2
2009 San Jose-A 3-1 1.48 5 5 0 0 0 24.1 20 10 4 0 2 4 23 0 0
Connecticut-AA 9-1 1.93 20 19 1 1 0 107.0 80 28 23 6 3 30 69 4 0
San Francisco 0-0 1.80 4 1 0 0 0 10.0 8 2 2 2 0 3 10 0 0
2010 Fresno-AAA 7-1 3.16 14 14 1 1 0 82.2 88 32 29 5 2 22 59 1 1
San Francisco 7-6 3.00 18 18 0 0 0 111.0 119 40 37 11 5 26 86 1 1
2011 San Francisco 13-13 3.21 33 33 0 0 0 204.2 202 82 73 12 5 46 191 0 1
2012 San Francisco 16-11 3.37 32 32 2 1 0 208.1 183 87 78 23 7 49 191 3 2
2013 San Francisco 13-9 2.77 31 31 0 0 0 201.1 146 68 62 15 6 62 199 6 0
2014 San Francisco 18-10 2.98 33 33 4 2 0 217.1 194 81 72 21 6 43 219 4 1
Minor Totals 34-6 2.00 63 62 3 3 0 355.2 299 98 79 14 7 77 315 8 3
M.L. Totals 67-49 3.06 151 148 6 3 0 952.2 852 360 324 84 29 229 896 14 5
*Led League

BUMGARNER’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- 2014 .258 34 66 10 17 2 0 4 15 8 1 1 2-0 29 0-0 2 .470 .286
--- Career .166 156 290 24 48 8 0 6 31 35 2 1 15-0 114 0-0 11 .255 .208
LAST HOME RUN: Sept. 23, 2014 at LAD (off Zack Greinke)

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. PIT 1-0 0.00 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 4 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. ATL 1-0 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 0 1 5 0 0
2012 SF vs. CIN 0-1 8.31 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 4 4 1 0 1 4 0 0
2014 SF vs. WAS 0-1 2.57 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 2 0 0 1 6 0 0
DS Totals 1-2 4.15 3 3 0 0 0 17.1 19 9 8 2 0 3 15 0 0

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CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK

BUMGARNER
2010 SF vs. PHI 0-0 4.05 2 1 0 0 0 6.2 9 3 3 0 1 2 7 0 0
2012 SF vs. STL 0-1 14.73 1 1 0 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 0 1 2 0 0
2014 SF vs. STL 1-0 1.72 2 2 0 0 0 15.2 9 3 3 2 1 3 12 0 0
LCS Totals 1-1 4.15 5 4 0 0 0 26.0 26 12 12 4 2 6 21 0 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. TEX 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0
2012 SF vs. DET 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 0
2014 SF vs. KC 2-0 0.43 3 2 1 1 1 21.0 9 1 1 1 1 1 17 0 0
WS Totals 4-0 0.25 5 4 1 1 1 36.0 14 1 1 1 2 5 31 0 0

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


Year Club, Site W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2013 NL, New York - Did Not Play -
2014 AL, Minnesota - Did Not Play -

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 1/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the first round (10th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Pat Portugal
■ Signed a five-year extension on April 16, 2012

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: 1 (2x), last: Aug. 26, 2014 vs. COL
Pitcher .936 151 32 130 11 173 3 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 9.0 (4x), last: Aug. 26, 2014 vs. COL
Reliever: 2.0, Oct. 3, 2009 at SD
■ Most Strikeouts: 13 (2x), last: Aug. 26, 2014 vs. COL
■ Winning Streak: 6 games, May 4-June 5, 2014
■ Losing Streak: 6 games, April 5-May 13, 2011
■ Scoreless Streak: 16.0 innings (2x), last: July 21-Aug. 2, 2013

CAREER 10+ strikeout games: 19

13, Sept. 5, 2011 at San Diego 11, May 11, 2013 vs. Atlanta 10, Sept. 19, 2013 at New York-NL
13, Aug. 26, 2014 vs. Colorado 11, Aug. 2, 2013 at Tampa Bay 10, April 5, 2014 at Los Angeles-NL
12, June 12, 2012 vs. Houston 10, Aug. 9, 2011 vs. Pittsburgh 10, May 25, 2014 vs. Minnesota
12, Aug. 21, 2014 at Chicago-NL 10, May 21, 2012 at Milwaukee 10, May 30, 2014 at St. Louis
11, June 26, 2011 vs. Cleveland 10, Aug. 20, 2012 at Los Angeles-NL 10, Aug. 3, 2014 at New York-NL
11, Aug. 31, 2011 vs. Chicago-NL 10, April 19, 2013 vs. San Diego
11, June 1, 2012 vs. Chicago-NL 10, June 14, 2013 at Atlanta

Longest scoreless inning


streaks World Series History
Rank Name Year Streak
1. Whitey Ford 1960-1962 33.0*
2. Babe Ruth 1916-1918 29.0
3. Christy Mathewson 1905-1911 28.0
4. Lew Burdette 1957 24.0
5. George Earnshaw 1930 22.0
Sandy Koufax 1965-1966 22.0
7. Madison Bumgarner 2010-2014 21.0 Chart courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau
Carl Mays 1918-1921 21.0 *Major League record

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Bumgarner’s Giants Gems
BUMGARNER

• From Hudson, NC, a town of 2800 people 90 the end of a five-day church revival. “I know I would
minutes northwest of Charlotte. “You wave at not be where I am right now if not for God.’’ He says,
everybody you see, pretty much,’’ he says. “I try to live a good Christian lifestyle. I don’t drink
• 10th pick in 2007 draft out of South Caldwell and party and cuss or any of that stuff, and I just try
High School. to be a good example.”
• Madison followed the 2007 MLB draft in the • Fishes and hunts deer and bear. Only kills what
main administration office of his high school along he eats. Says he can cook venison – on the grill –
with his coaches, entire baseball team and some but had to leave the bear meat to people who know
classmates. He had just finished baseball practice. what they’re doing. Say bear meat can be really
Picked 10th overall. That night, he and his family greasy if you don’t cook it right. Has killed one bear.
celebrated at a Mexican restaurant, where people Mounted the head on his wall.
congratulated him all night and took pictures. “I • At age 17, he began competing with Ali’s father
didn’t have a whole lot of time to eat,’’ he says. “I’ll and brother in team-roping. In 2010, reliever Jeremy
remember that day for a long time.’’ Affeldt invited Bumgarner and his wife ,Ali, to stay
• With his $2 million signing bonus, paid off his at his Alamo house during a homestand; Affeldt
mother’s house and bought himself and then-fiancé, wanted company while his wife stayed in Spokane,
Ali, new trucks. (He replaced his 1999 Dodge truck Wash., after the birth of their second child. “He
that had 150,000 miles on it.) practiced roping cows by roping my lawn furni-
• Married high school sweetheart Ali Saunders ture,” Affeldt said. “He’s good at it. I’d come home
on Valentine’s Day 2010. The story of giving her a and he’d be spinning this rope,’’ Affeldt said. “He’s
five-day-old bull calf as a wedding present has lassoing all my furniture. Then he wants to make me
been exaggerated. He says Ali wanted a calf and walk this weird, funky walk while he’s trying to lasso
he bought her one. my foot.”
• While Madison played in the minor leagues, Ali • Parents divorced when he was 12. He lived
studied stenography at Caldwell Community College afterward with his mother, who works in the
in N.C. accounting office for Pepsi. His father is a college
• His father’s family goes back 100 years in baseball umpire and night-shift employee of food
Caldwell County. One area is called “Bumtown” wholesaler MDI.
for all the Bumgarners living on both sides of Deal • He has two half-brothers from his mother’s pre-
Mill Road. It’s four miles southeast of Hudson and vious marriage. All still live in Hudson. Both brothers
10 miles northwest of Hickory. Madison’s father work in the bubble-wrap plant in Hudson.
Kevin Bumgarner has lived most of his life along • His half-sister Dena Byrd died in 2010 at age 36.
Deal Mill Road. “Typical of many BumTownians,’’ “We grew up in the same house. She was a good
the local Hickory Daily Record reports, “Kevin lives girl. I loved her to death.’’
about 100 yards across the road from his mother • When he went to rookie camp in Arizona for
Mary’s house, which is where he grew up. Likewise, a month in 2007, he had a very difficult time. He
Madison bought a 38-acre farm about three miles missed his family so much that quitting baseball
down the road, and pursues his off-season passion “certainly crossed my mind.’’ Bobby Evans, the
of raising and riding horses.’’ director of player personnel – and also from North
• Ali grew up near Hudson, off Pine Mountain Carolina – helped him through his rough patch. By
Road, about two miles from Bumtown. the time Madison returned to Arizona for spring
• Called Maddy by most family and hometown training, he was fine. “It seemed like I had been
friends. Called MadBum by teammates. doing this all my life.’’
• His mother, Debbie, underwent major surgery • Bumgarner loved playing in Augusta for the
just to be able to conceive him, after having an Giants’ Low-A club because he could go home on
earlier family of three children. After 5½ hours of off days and his parents, grandparents, siblings,
surgery to reverse a tubal ligation, she says doc- fiancé (now wife) and her family could attend most
tors gave her a 38 percent chance of being able to of his games there. In San Jose for Single A, Ali
have additional babies. “Mr. Madison was quite a stayed with him for two of the four weeks he was
miracle,” she says. Her other children were 18, 16 there; he didn’t live with a host family like most play-
and 14 when Madison was born. ers but instead stayed at the Pruneyard Inn.
• His first word was “ball.” A baby picture at 15 • His teammates in Double A Norwich, where
months, shows him with a baseball in his left hand. he spent the 2009 summer, nicknamed him “The
• Since he was 11 years old, he has been a mem- Future.’’
ber of the non-denominational Christian Fellowship • Very competitive. During a game in Norwich,
Chapel in Granite Falls. He prays before each inning when Boston’s top draft pick Lars Anderson was
he pitches. “I don’t do it to help me through the taking too much time getting ready in the batter’s
inning but rather to be a witness to God and maybe box, Bumgarner threw the pitch up and high, drop-
help someone who looks up to us (players).’’ He ping Anderson to his knees.
was saved at the age of 15, along with his brother, at

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Matt Cain
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 18

CAIN
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-3 230 R R
Full name : Matthew Thomas Cain
Birthdate : October 1, 1984
2015 Opening Day Age : 30
Birthplace : Dothan, Alabama
Resides : Paradise Valley, Arizona
M.L. Ser vice : 9 years, 38 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the first round
(25th overall) of the 2002 First-Year Player
Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2017 with club/
vesting option for 2018

> World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012)
> Willie Mac Award winner (2009)
> MLB debut: Aug. 29, 2005 vs. Colorado
> First MLB win: Sept. 4, 2005 at Arizona
> First MLB hit (as a batter): Sept. 9, 2005 vs. Chicago-NL (double off RHP Jerome Williams)
> First MLB home run (as a batter): Aug. 8, 2007 vs. Washington (solo HR off RHP Tim Redding)
> Tossed the first perfect game in Giants franchise history on June 13, 2012 vs. Houston
> NL Player of the Week: June 11-17, 2012

2014 SEASON strain (mild strain).


> 29-year-old had an injury plaqued season, landing on the > Was skipped from his scheduled start on May 26 vs.
disabled list three separate times, with his last DL stint Chicago-NL due to the hamstring injury…threw a bullpen
ending his season following the All-Star break...overall, session May 24 and it was cut short after he threw just 15
went just 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA (42er, 90.1ip) in 15 games/ pitches.
starts. > Had hoped to start against the Cardinals on May 31, but
> His DL stints included a cut on his right index finger, a still felt a bit of discomfort and the club did not want to
strained right hamstring and right elbow inflammation, take any chances so was placed on the 15-day disabled
which he ended up having season-ending surgery on to list May 31-June 6 with a strained right hamstring.
remove bone chips from his right elbow. > Landed on the 15-day disabled list for the third time on
> Was scratched from his scheduled start on April 29 July 21 with right elbow inflammation related to bone
vs. San Diego after cutting the tip of his right index chips floating in his elbow…the fragments were first
finger after making a sandwich in the Giants’ clubhouse discovered in 2010, but he had been able to pitch with
kitchen...after the ham and cheese sandwich was fully them without discomfort.
assembled, he grabbed, dropped and tried to catch a knife > Received opinions from three different surgeons about his
he hoped to use to cut it...the cut did not require stitches, elbow, including Dr. James Andrews, Giants orthopedist
but kept him from taking the mound because it occurred Dr. Ken Akizuki and Mets orthopedist Dr. David Altchek…
at a spot where he released pitches from. it was recommended that he have surgery to remove the
> Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from May 5 (retro- bone chips from his pitching elbow.
active to April 24) to May 10 with the cut on his finger… > Underwent season-ending surgery on Aug. 11…Cain
missed 15 games (total of two starts)…was scheduled expects to begin throwing in December and he should be
to start May 5 at Pittsburgh, but the cut had not healed ready for spring training.
sufficiently and was placed on the DL. > Had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle on Sept. 27
> Was reinstated off the DL on May 10 and started that day to remove a bone spur...the surgery was performed by
at Los Angeles-NL. Dr. Ken Akizuki and Dr. Larry Oloff in San Francisco...his
> Strained his right hamstring on May 21 at Colorado and recovery time is two months.
was removed after 3.0-scoreless innings…suffered the
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
injury on his last pitch of the 3rd inning after striking out
Charlie Blackmon with his 36th pitch…felt a twinge in > Was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his
his hamstring and was escorted to the trainers’ room... career on Aug. 23, 2013 with a right forearm contusion
underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 (Aug. 23-Sept. 7)...in his nine years in a Giants uniform

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he had never missed a start due to injury and had been > Missed nearly two weeks in Spring Training with right
skipped in the rotation just once. elbow inflammation...had a MRI exam after feeling sore-
> Matched his career-high by allowing nine runs (all of ness stemming from his outing on Feb. 27 at Arizona in
which came in the 4th inning) in his second start of the which he threw 2.0-scoreless innings.
CAIN

season on April 7, 2013 vs. St. Louis...the Cardinals sent > Was named to his first career All-Star team in 2009,
13 batters to the plate in the inning, collecting eight hits, along with Tim Lincecum, marking just the third time in
two walks and a HBP. SF-era history that SF had a pair of starting pitchers on
> Cain became the first Giants pitcher to give up at least the All-Star roster…did not pitch in ASG July 14 at St.
nine runs in an inning since Ernie Shore gave up 10 runs, Louis’ Busch Stadium and was actually replaced on the
three earned, in his Major League debut with the New roster by Pittsburgh’s Zach Duke, after suffering a right
York Giants in 1912...Cain was the first Giants starting elbow contusion in his start prior to break on July 11 vs.
pitcher to give up nine runs in an inning since Jack Cronin San Diego…had to leave that July 11 start in the second
in 1902. inning after being hit by a line drive off the bat of pitcher
> Left his start on August 22 vs. Pittsburgh in the 4th inning Tim Stauffer with two out in the second inning…that mis-
after getting hit on his right forearm by a line drive off the hap prevented him from pitching in his first-ever All-Star
bat of Gaby Sanchez that went for a 1-4-3 putout...ended Game.
up with a contusion on his right forearm and X-rays were > Was one of seven pitchers in SF-era history (eighth occur-
negative, however was placed on the 15-day disabled list rence) to win 12 of his first 14 decisions, joining Gaylord
for the first time in his career the very next day...had made Perry (1966), Juan Marichal (1966, 1968), Rick Reuschel
261 starts before his first DL stint. (1989), John Burkett (1993), Shawn Estes (1997) and
> Missed a total of two starts and was reinstated off the DL Jason Schmidt (2004)…only Perry, Marichal (twice) and
on Sept. 7. Burkett advanced to 13-2.
> Tossed the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball > Was awarded annual “Willie Mac Award” prior to the
history on June 13, 2012 vs. Houston...it was the first game on Sept. 25.
perfect game in the 130th-season history of the Giants > Hammered his first two career HRs in 2007 to become
franchise. the first SF pitcher to have two in a season since Brad
> His perfect game marked the 14th no-hitter in Giants fran- Hennessey in 2005…clubbed his first clout Aug. 8 off
chise history and the sixth in SF-era history (since 1958). Washington’s Tim Redding, before launching a solo shot
> Was one of three pitchers to have a perfect game in 2012, off Chicago’s Carlos Zambrano on Aug. 23.
joining Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox on April > In his first full season in the big leagues in 2006, led all
21 at Seattle and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners on Aug. NL rookies with 13 wins, while pacing freshmen with 179
15 vs. Tampa Bay...marked the first time in Major League strikeouts and ranking eighth in ERA (4.15).
history that three perfect games have been recorded in the > Was the seventh Giant to lead NL rookies in victories
same season. during SF-era, joining Frank Linzy (1965), Elias Sosa (1973,
> Fanned 14 batters and threw 125 (86 strikes) pitches in his tied with MON’s Steve Rogers), John D’Acquisto (1974),
perfect game, a 10-0 victory against the visiting Houston John Montefusco (1975), Bill Laskey (1982) and John
Astros…the 14 strikeouts were a career-high for Cain and Burkett (1990).
tied the record for the most strikeouts in a perfect game, > His 13 wins were tied for third on SF rookie list, equalling
set by Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax in 1965….it was the Laskey (1982) and Ryan Jensen (2002)…Montefusco set
highest strikeout total in a no-hitter since Hall of Famer mark with 15 wins in 1975, while Burkett is second with
Nolan Ryan fanned 16 Blue Jays on May 1, 1991. 14 in 1990.
> Was selected to his third career NL All-Star team via the > Posted the second-highest single season strikeout total
player ballot, receiving 234 votes (the second-most by an by a SF rookie with 179…only Mathewson (221 in 1901)
NL starting pitcher behind NYM’s R.A. Dickey, 342). and Montefusco (215 in 1975) struck out more batters
> Was named the starting pitcher for the Mid-Summer during their rookie campaign in franchise history…joined
Classic by manager Tony LaRussa…became the seventh Monefusco (1975) and D’Acquisto (167 in 1974) as only SF
pitcher in Giants history to start an All-Star Game (eighth hurlers to lead NL rookies in strikeouts.
time), joining joining Carl Hubbell (1934), Juan Marichal > Earned his second consecutive USA Today Organizational
(1965, 1967), Vida Blue (1978), Rick Reuschel (1989), Player of the Year honors for excellent work at triple-A
Jason Schmidt (2003) and Tim Lincecum (2009). Fresno in 2005, before bursting onto ML scene as SF made
> Signed a five-year extension with a club/vesting player a late season run for the NL West flag.
option for the 2018 season on April 2. > Had his contract purchased from Fresno Aug. 26, making
> Was named to his second career All-Star team in 2011…. big league debut Aug. 29…fashioned a 2-1 record with a
was named to his second career All-Star team by manager 2.33 ERA(12er, 46.1ip) in seven starts.
Bruce Bochy...did not pitch in the contest as he was ineli- > Posted incredible numbers as second-youngest player
gible to play due to making a start on July 10, the final in the Majors over final months, behind only SEA’s Felix
game before the All-Star break. Hernandez (19 years old)…overall, was the sixth youngest
> Led the National League and was tied for third in player to make his debut in big leagues during season.
the Majors with 26 quality starts...only Detroit’s Justin > At 20 years and 332 days old when he took the mound on
Verlander and Los Angeles’ (AL) Jered Weaver had more Aug. 29 vs. Colorado, became the youngest Giants pitcher
(each with 28). in his first big league start since Mark Grant April 27, 1984
at Cincinnati (20 years, 185 days).

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> Earned his first big league victory on Sept. 4 at Arizona, his first two postseason starts since Steve Avery accom-
allowing one run over 7.0 innings to post a 3-2 victory… plished it in 1991.
at 20 years and 319 days Sept. 4, became the fourth- > Pitched 7.0-shutout innings in the Giants’ 9-0 Game 2 vic-
youngest SF Giant to win a game and youngest since Mark tory in the World Series vs. Texas on Oct. 28...marked the

CAIN
Grant was 20.318 in 1984. third postseason start of Cain’s career in which he didn’t
> 2004 USA Today Organizational Player of Year combined allow an earned run…only three other pitchers began
for 13-5 record with a 2.67 ERA (47er, 158.2ip) in 28 starts their postseason careers with three-straight games (all
during dominating campaign with Class A Advanced San starts), in which they were not charged with an earned
Jose and double-A Norwich. run: Christy Mathewson tossed three-straight shutouts
> Was selected to participate in Futures Game as part of for the Giants in the 1905 World Series; Waite Hoyt
All-Star festivities in Houston. accomplished feat for Yankees in the 1921 World Series,
allowing two unearned runs; and the Mets’ Jon Matlack
POSTSEASON CAREER did not give up an earned run in his first three postseason
> Started five games throughout the 2012 postseason, going starts in 1973 (three unearned runs).
2-2 with a 3.60 ERA (12er, 30.0ip). > Joined Christy Mathewson as only Giants pitchers with
> Started Game 1 of the Division Series vs. Cincinnati just three starts in the same postseason in which they allowed
a few months after pitching a perfect game…became the no earned runs.
fifth pitcher to appear in a postseason game after throw-
ing a perfect game earlier that season…the first three PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
were Sandy Koufax in 1965, David Wells in 1998 and > Married (Chelsea Williams, November 2009)…daughters:
David Cone in 1999…the fourth, Roy Halladay, followed Hartley Mae, Dec. 12, 2010 and Everly Bre, Oct. 29, 2013.
up his 2010 perfecto by no-hitting the Reds in Game 1 of > Graduated from Houston (Germantown, TN) High School in
the DS. 2002.
> Earned the loss in Game 1 of the DS after allowing three > Was named Tennessee’s Gatorade High School Player of
runs on five hits in 5.0 innings…his scoreless inning the Year after dominating senior year in which he posted
streak to begin his postseason career ended at 23.1 a 7-3 record with a 1.02 ERA in 13 games.
innings, the second-longest in Giants franchise history and > Received a key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee in a special
the fifth-longest in Major League history. pre-game ceremony on June 26, 2012, following his per-
> Earned the win in Game 5 of SF’s clinching series win fect game…Lee also declared June 13 “Matt Cain Day”.
against the Reds. > Prior to his start on June 18 at Los Angeles-AL (his next
> Was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the LCS vs. St. start following his perfect game), Japanese sporting
Louis…became the second pitcher to record a win in two goods maker Mizuno gave him one of the most unique
winner-take-all games in one postseason, joining Chris gifts he has ever received for a baseball achievement – a
Carpenter, who did it in 2011 for St. Louis. samurai sword…a traditional Japanese honor, the sword
> Was brilliant in the 2010 postseason, tossing 21.1 innings was given to Cain for making history while wearing a
without allowing an earned run, which was the sixth-lon- Mizuno glove.
gest streak in Major League history, and second-longest
in Giants history, trailing Christy Mathewson…overall,
went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0er, 21.1ip) in first three career
postseason contests.
> Threw commanding 7.0-shutout innings in the Giants’
Game 3 win over the Phillies in LCS on Oct. 19...became
the first pitcher to not allow an earned run in either of

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MATTHEW THOMAS CAIN
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2002 ARL-Giants-R 0-1 3.72 8 7 0 0 0 19.1 13 10 8 1 4 11 20 3 0
2003 Hagerstown-A 4-4 2.55 14 14 0 0 0 74.0 57 24 21 5 5 24 90 1 1
CAIN

2004 San Jose-A 7-1 1.86 13 13 0 0 0 72.2 58 25 15 5 4 17 89 0 0


Norwich-AA 6-4 3.35 15 15 0 0 0 86.0 73 44 32 7 3 40 72 4 0
2005 Fresno-AAA 10-5 4.39 26 26 1 0 0 145.2 118 77 71 22 5 73 176* 5 0
San Francisco 2-1 2.33 7 7 1 0 0 46.1 24 12 12 4 0 19 30 1 0
2006 San Francisco 13-12 4.15 32 31 1 1 0 190.2 157 93 88 18 6 87 179 9 2
2007 San Francisco 7-16 3.65 32 32 1 0 0 200.0 173 84 81 14 5 79 163 12* 0
2008 San Francisco 8-14 3.76 34* 34 1 1 0 217.2 206 95 91 19 7 91 186 7 2
2009 San Francisco 14-8 2.89 33 33 4* 0 0 217.2 184 73 70 22 3 73 171 9 0
2010 San Francisco 13-11 3.14 33 33 4* 2 0 223.1 181 84 78 22 4 61 177 8 0
2011 San Francisco 12-11 2.88 33 33 1 0 0 221.2 177 82 71 9 9 63 179 4 0
2012 San Francisco 16-5 2.79 32 32 2 2 0 219.1 177 73 68 21 9 51 193 8 0
2013 San Francisco 8-10 4.00 30 30 0 0 0 184.1 158 85 82 23 5 55 158 1 0
2014 San Francisco 2-7 4.18 15 15 0 0 0 90.1 81 47 42 13 2 32 70 2 0
Minor Totals 27-15 3.29 76 75 1 0 0 397.2 319 180 145 40 21 165 447 13 1
M.L. Totals 95-95 3.39 280 281 15 6 0 1811.1 1518 728 683 165 50 611 1506 61 4
*Led League

CAIN’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- 2014 .148 14 27 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2-0 13 0-0 2 .148 .233
--- Career .125 276 536 25 67 10 1 6 26 67 1 1 21-0 262 0-0 14 .181 .159
LAST HOME RUN: July 21, 2012 at Philadelphia (off Cole Hamels)

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. ATL 0-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.2 7 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0
2012 SF vs. CIN 1-1 5.06 2 2 0 0 0 10.2 11 6 6 3 2 3 9 0 0
DS Totals 1-1 3.12 3 3 0 0 0 17.1 18 7 6 3 2 5 15 0 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. PHI 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 3 5 0 0
2012 SF vs. STL 1-1 2.19 2 2 0 0 0 12.1 11 3 3 1 2 2 6 0 0
LCS Totals 2-1 1.40 3 3 0 0 0 19.1 13 3 3 1 4 5 11 0 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. TEX 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 7.2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
2012 SF vs. DET 0-0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 3 2 0 2 5 0 0
WS Totals 1-0 1.84 2 2 0 0 0 14.2 9 3 3 2 0 4 7 1 0

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


Year Club, Site W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2009 NL, St. Louis - Injured, Did Not Play -
2011 NL, Arizona - Did Not Play -
2012 NL, Kansas City 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Lee Elder
■ Signed a three-year extension for 2010-12 on March 28, 2010
■ Signed a five-year extension for 2013-17 with club/vesting player option for 2018 on April 2, 2012

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DISABLED LIST
■ Aug. 23-Sept. 7, 2013 (right forearm contusion; 15-day DL)
■ April 24-May 10, 2014 (lacerated right index finger; 15-day DL)
■ May 22-June 6, 2014 (right hamstring strain; 15-day DL)

CAIN
■ July 11-Nov. 2, 2014 (right elbow surgery - out for season; 15-day DL; transferred to 60-day DL on Sept. 2)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: 0, June 13, 2012 vs. HOU (perfect game)
Pitcher .957 281 112 196 14 322 10 ■ CG Shutout: 6, last: June 13, 2012 vs. HOU
■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 9.0 (14x), last: June 13, 2012 vs. HOU
Reliever: 2.0, May 16, 2006 at HOU
■ Most Strikeouts: 14, June 13, 2012 vs. HOU
■ Winning Streak: 8 games, May 12-June 18, 2012
■ Losing Streak: 6 games, May 19-June 27, 2007
■ Scoreless Streak: 20.0 innings, Sept. 15-26, 2010

CAREER 10+ STRIKEOUT GAMES: 11


14, June 13, 2012 vs. Houston 11, April 13, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh
12, Aug. 6, 2006 vs. Colorado 10, June 19, 2006 vs. Los Angeles-AL
11, July 1, 2006 at San Diego 10, July 1, 2008 vs. Chicago-NL
11, Aug. 3, 2007 at San Diego 10, May 6, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
11, June 14, 2008 vs. Oakland 10, June 18, 2013 vs. San Diego
11, June 8, 2011 vs. Washington

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Cain’s Giants Gems
• Was always ahead of his peers, at least in base- • The two were married in fall 2009 and had their
CAIN

ball. At the age of 5 in T-ball, while the other kids are first child, daughter Hartley Mae, in December
chasing butterflies and tossing clods of dirt at each 2010 and then their second daughter, Everly Bre, in
other, Matt pulled off THREE unassisted triple plays October 2013.
during the seven-game season. He had already been • His mother taught for 20 years; now she and her
playing ball with his brother’s friends, who were three brother own and run a tuxedo rental store.
years older. • His dad has worked for a window and door
• Moved from Alabama to Memphis at age 10. wholesaler since he was 20 in sales and manage-
Family lived on a 50-acre plot of land about 30 miles ment. Mom and Dad grew up in Memphis. But they
from the city. Had two horses. Lots of wildlife: wild moved from South Carolina, to Alabama to Tennessee
turkeys, deer, rabbits, foxes. At one time, they raised for Tom’s job.
goats but gave it up because the coyotes kept eating • Loves to go duck and deer hunting from November
the babies. to January.
• Likes hunting and fishing, skeet shooting and • Also is a great golfer. Always wins the long-ball
anything outdoors. contest.
• Grandfather on his mother’s side was a big influence. • From Lane McCarter, high school pitching coach
• His baseball idol growing up was Frank Thomas. who nicknamed Matt “Big Daddy Cain.’’ He says
• Began getting attention from college scouts in his Germantown is a big baseball area, but McCarter
junior year. The pro scouts discovered him his senior year hadn’t heard anything about Matt before he arrived
when they had come to watch a different pitcher, who in high school. He was more a position player than
was hurt and couldn’t play. Suddenly there were scouts a pitcher, though he wanted to pitch. As soon as
two or three times a week at the Cain household asking McCarter saw him throw, he began using him on the
everything they could about Matt’s family and friends, mound, as well in the infield. Though a great athlete,
making sure they were making a wise investment. Matt never played football or basketball. Focused
• Began his pro career at the age of 17. Very from early on baseball. Father watched every game
homesick. A catcher took him under his wing – Brian from a lawn chair he set up behind the backstop.
Munhull – who roomed with Matt and taught him how During Matt’s senior year, 15 to 25 scouts came to
to keep a checkbook, shop for groceries, etc. every game he pitched. One month, McCarter got so
• He was struck by the fast pace of San Francisco many calls from scouts, his cell phone bill was $1600
when he first came to the Giants. Why are people – a huge chunk of money on a schoolteacher’s salary.
driving so fast? Why are people going from one • Pitched a perfect game June 13, 2012, the 22nd
appointment to the next to the next? “Always so much in ML history. His parents watched from Tennessee:
to do in one day,’’ he says. “Well, you jump up when you realize he really did it,
• Yet in 2008 he bought a hilltop home in Noe Valley and you’re watching it on TV, and it’s far away and
with a floor-to-ceiling view of the city. (He already had you wish you were there,” Dolores Cain told the SF
bought a small home across the street from his high Chronicle. “But you jump up and down, and then you
school in Tennessee.) realize you’re crying. Both of us were just crying and
• From a 2009 story in the Chronicle: “He grew up hugging each other, because he did it. And that was
on a 25-acre farm riding horses, driving pickups and always his dream. It’s a little boy’s dream.”
dove hunting with his bird dog andsays he’s the least • He delivered the Top 10 list on Letterman the fol-
likely guy to fall in love with the city. As a kid growing lowing week. Top 10 Things I Want to Achieve Now
up in Alabama and Tennessee, he never lived in a that I’ve Pitched a Perfect Game: 10. Throw a perfect
town with more than 3,000 people. He liked baseball, game with my other arm. 9. Convert the mound into
but never followed it on TV - preferring instead to an organic vegetable garden. 8. Discover a cure for
spend his days outdoors mountain biking with his groin pulls. 7. Open my dream salon. 6. Catch a line
older brother or “seeing what kind of trouble we drive with my mouth. 5. Fix the economy, just kidding,
could get into,” like rolling down the hills in the that’s impossible. 4. Pitch an inning without my pants.
horse’s feed barrels. 3. Appear on Jay Leno’s “Ten at Ten.” 2. Throw a hole
• He met his future wife, Chelsea Williams, at a in one. 1. Win the contest to replace Regis Philbin.
steakhouse in Arizona during spring training, where
Williams, a sociology student at Arizona State, was
waitressing. Cain needed the whole evening to work
up the nerve to say hello.

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Daniel Carbonell
OUTFIELDER 84

CARBONELL
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-3 196 R R
Full name : Daniel Arredondo Carbonell
Birthdate : March 29, 1991
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Camaguey, Cuba
Resides : Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Signed a four-year Major
League contract on June 16, 2014
Contract Status : Signed through 2017

2014 SEASON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


> After inking a Major League deal with the Giants in June, > Played for Camaguey in the Cuban National Series for four
the Cuba outfielder split his 2014 campaign between years and batted .287 (163-for-568) with 119 runs scored,
rookie-level Arizona and the San Jose Giants (A), batting 28 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and 70 RBI in 190
.336 (43-for-128) with four home runs and 16 RBI in 31 games.
games. > In October 2013, he and Orlando Perez defected from
> Hit .344 with the SJ Giants, going 32-for-93 at the plate Cuba.
along with three home runs and 12 RBI in just 21 games. > Signed a four year Major League contract with the Giants
in June 2014.

DANIEL ARREDONDO CARBONELL


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 ARL-Giants-R .314 10 35 10 11 3 0 1 4 0 0 1 2-0 4 4-0 0 .486 .368
San Jose-A .344 21 93 17 32 3 3 3 12 0 0 1 6-0 19 7-2 2 .538 .390
Minor Totals .336 31 128 27 43 6 3 4 16 0 0 2 8-0 23 11-2 2 .523 .384
*Led League

Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP


2012/13 Camaguey .298 62 198 40 59 13 1 5 28 1 1 8 15-1 32 9-4 -- .449 .369
2011/12 Camaguey .272 65 195 38 53 10 2 2 23 4 1 6 16-0 38 9-2 -- .374 .344
2010/11 Camaguey .293 60 174 39 51 5 1 2 19 3 1 2 19-0 28 6-4 -- .368 .367
2009/10 Camaguey .000 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 -- .000 .000

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Signed by San Francisco as a free agent, June 16, 2014

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Santiago Casilla
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 46
CASILLA

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-0 210 R R
Full name : Santiago Casilla (kuh-SEE-uh)
Birthdate : July 25, 1980
2015 Opening Day Age : 34
Birthplace : San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Resides : Juan Baron, Dominican Republic
M.L. Ser vice : 7 years, 148 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a minor league free
agent, Dec. 14, 2009
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
with club/vesting option for 2016 (signed three-
year contract prior to the 2013 season)

> World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014 all with Giants)
> World Baseball Classic champion (2013 Dominican Republic)
> MLB debut: Aug. 9, 2004 at Minnesota (w/OAK)
> First MLB win: June 4, 2007 vs. Boston (w/OAK)
> First MLB save: June 6, 2007 vs. Boston (w/OAK)
> First MLB hit (as a batter): Sept. 14, 2012 at Arizona (w/SF) (single off RHP Matt Lindstrom)

2014 SEASON problems in the Dominican Republic.


> Began the season as SF’s setup man, but by season’s end > Made the A’s Opening Day roster for the first time in 2008
was the team’s closer, going 19-for-23 in save situations. and was off to a strong start before going on the disabled
> Went 3-3 with a 1.70 ERA (11er, 58.1ip) in 54 relief out- list May 16 with a right elbow soreness.
ings. > Began the ’08 season with a 17.1-inning scoreless streak,
> Among NL relievers ranked fifth in ERA (lowest of his which equaled the second-longest season opening score-
career), tied for fifth in WHIP (0.86) and sixth in opponents less streak by a reliever who started the season with A’s
avg. (.177). in Oakland history.
> Joined Sergio Romo (23 saves) as the only teammates in > Saw his first significant playing time in the Majors in 2007
the big leagues with at least 15 saves. and went 3-1 with two saves, three blown saves and a
> Fashioned a 0.79 ERA on the road, allowing three runs in 4.44 ERA (25er, 50.2ip) in 46 relief appearances.
34.1 innings...also went 12-for-13 in save chances. > Recorded his first Major League win June 4, 2007 against
> Left-handed batters hit .200 off him with four extra base Boston, tossing a scoreless 11th inning in the A’s 5-4 win.
hits (three 2Bs, HR)...righties were 19-for-118 (.161) with > Picked up his first career save June 6, 2007 against the
four extra base hits (two 2Bs, two HRs)...in fact, his eight Red Sox, as he entered the game in the 8th inning with
extra base hits allowed were tied for the sixth-fewest two outs and a runner on first with the A’s leading 3-2 and
among NL pitchers with at least 50.0ip. retired four of the final five batters.
> Took over the closer duties from Sergio Romo on June 29 > Appeared in just two games with the A’s and had his
and converted 17 of 18 save chances. season cut short by injury in 2006…was placed on the
disabled list June 21 with a strained right shoulder and
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS missed the remainder of the season.
> Made his Major League debut Aug. 9, 2004 at Minnesota,
> Missed 47 games in 2013 due to surgery to remove a bone pitching final 2.0 innings of A’s 8-2 win (0h, 0r, 2bb, 1so).
cyst near his right knee (May 21-July 13, 2013).
> Helped the Dominican Republic win the 2013 WBC by POSTSEASON CAREER
throwing 5.0-scoreless innings from the bullpen.
> Had a career year in 2012, going 7-6 with a 2.84 ERA (20er, > Has won three World Series rings with the Giants (2010,
63.1ip) and 25-for-31 in save chances, the most saves on ’12, ’14).
the team and tied for the 10th-most in the NL. > Is 1-0 w/ a 0.95 ERA (2er, 19.0ip) in 24 postseason games.
> His 1.74 ERA in 2011 ranked as the second lowest > Earned four of the Giants’ five postseason saves in 2014...
among NL relievers that qualified for ERA (Atlanta’s Eric did not allow a run in nine contests (7.1 innings).
O’Flaherty, 0.98). > Has gone 19-consecutive playoff games without allowing
> In 2011, he missed SF’s first 48 games (beginning April 1) a run, tied with Chad Bradford and Dennis Cook for the
with an inflamed right elbow. third-longest streak in Major League playoff history.
> Fashioned a 0.68 ERA (2er, 26.2ip) in 25 games at AT&T
Park in 2011, the lowest home figure among NL relievers PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
(min. of 25.0ip) and lowest mark by any Giants reliever in > Pitched under name of Jairo Garcia from 2000-05.
AT&T Park history (min. of 25.0ip). > Was originally signed by Bernardino Rosario and Raymond
> Missed the first month of 2010 spring training with visa Abreu.

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Santiago Casilla
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2000 DSL A’s-R 6-2 3.26 11 10 0 0 0 47.0 33 24 17 2 5 29 56 5 1
2001 AZL A’s-R 4-2 2.85 12 7 0 0 0 47.1 37 19 15 2 2 6 50 5 0

CASILLA
2002 AZL A’s-R 2-1 2.44 13 8 0 0 1 59.0 56 24 16 5 3 17 66 4 1
Vancouver-A 0-3 7.30 3 3 0 0 0 12.1 15 11 10 1 1 7 16 1 1
2003 Kane County-A 0-1 2.55 14 9 0 0 0 42.1 40 14 12 0 3 19 28 5 0
2004 Kane County-A 1-0 0.30 25 0 0 0 16 30.0 16 2 1 0 4 6 49 3 0
Midland-AA 2-0 1.50 13 0 0 0 2 18.0 10 3 3 0 1 15 32 2 0
Sacramento-AAA 1-2 3.95 11 0 0 0 1 13.2 10 6 6 1 0 9 21 0 0
Oakland 0-0 12.71 4 0 0 0 0 5.2 5 8 8 3 1 9 5 0 0
2005 Midland-AA 0-0 1.08 10 0 0 0 6 16.2 9 3 2 1 0 9 30 1 0
Sacramento-AAA 3-6 4.47 44 0 0 0 20 48.1 45 30 24 6 1 20 73 5 0
Oakland 0-0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
2006 Sacramento-AAA 2-0 3.27 25 0 0 0 4 33.0 25 13 12 2 2 10 32 1 0
Oakland 0-0 11.57 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0
2007 Sacramento-AAA 2-1 4.13 22 0 0 0 3 24.0 18 11 11 1 0 14 29 4 0
Oakland 3-1 4.44 46 0 0 0 2 50.2 43 25 25 6 1 23 52 5 0
2008 Oakland 2-1 3.93 51 0 0 0 2 50.1 60 22 22 5 3 20 43 6 0
Stockton-A 0-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Sacramento-AAA 0-0 3.38 2 2 0 0 0 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0
2009 Oakland 1-2 5.96 46 0 0 0 0 48.1 61 36 32 6 3 25 35 5 0
Stockton-A 0-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sacramento-AAA 0-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Fresno-AAA 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 2 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 0
San Francisco 7-2 1.95 52 0 0 0 2 55.1 40 14 12 2 4 26 56 10 0
2011 San Jose-A 0-0 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Fresno-AAA 0-0 1.80 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0
San Francisco 2-2 1.74 49 0 0 0 6 51.2 33 11 10 1 2 25 45 5 0
2012 San Francisco 7-6 2.84 73 0 0 0 25 63.1 55 24 20 8 2 22 55 1 0
2013 San Francisco 7-2 2.16 57 0 0 0 2 50.0 39 14 12 2 2 25 38 8 0
San Jose-A 0-0 5.40 5 2 0 0 0 5.0 7 3 3 0 0 5 2 0 0
2014 San Francisco 3-3 1.70 54 0 0 0 19 58.1 35 13 11 3 3 15 45 3 1
Minor Totals 23-18 2.91 223 46 0 0 55 414.1 332 165 134 22 24 172 503 36 3
A.L. Totals 6-4 5.11 152 0 0 0 4 160.1 173 95 91 20 8 80 138 17 0
N.L. Totals 26-15 2.10 285 0 0 0 54 278.2 202 76 65 16 13 113 239 27 1
S.F. Totals 26-15 2.10 285 0 0 0 54 278.2 202 76 65 16 13 113 239 27 1
M.L. Totals 32-19 3.20 437 0 0 0 58 439.0 375 171 156 36 21 193 377 44 0
*Led League

CASILLA’S M.L. BATTING


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .250 278 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 4 .250
.400
LAST HOME RUN: None

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. PIT 0-0 -.-- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. ATL 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2012 SF vs. CIN 0-0 2.70 5 0 0 0 0 3.1 6 2 1 0 0 1 5 1 0
2014 SF vs. WAS 0-0 0.00 3 0 0 0 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
DS Totals 0-0 1.13 9 0 0 0 2 8.0 7 2 1 0 0 2 9 1 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. PHI 0-0 5.40 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0
2012 SF vs. STL 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
2014 SF vs. STL 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 2 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
LCS Totals 0-0 1.17 10 0 0 0 2 7.2 6 1 1 0 1 3 8 2 0

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WORLD SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. TEX 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 SF vs. DET 1-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
CASILLA

2014 SF vs. KC 0-0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0


WS Totals 1-0 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC RECORD


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2013 Dominican Rep. 0-0 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 4/4)
■ Signed by Oakland as non-drafted free agent on January 31, 2000
■ Signed by San Francisco to minor league contract on December 24, 2009
■ Re-signed by San Francisco to a three-year contact through 2015 with a club/vesting option for 2016, Dec. 18, 2012

dISABLED LIST
■ May 16-June 19, 2008 (right elbow soreness; 15-day DL)
■ May 2-15, 2009 (sprained right knee; 15-day DL)
■ April 6-May 28, 2011 (right elbow inflammation; 15-day DL)
■ May 21-July 13, 2013 (bone cyst - right knee; 15-day DL)
■ May 22-June 6, 2014 (right hamstring strain; 15-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher .921 437 16 54 6 76 7 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: No Career Starts
Reliever: 3.0, Aug. 10, 2010 vs. CHC (w/SF)
■ Most Strikeouts: 4 (3x), last: May 5, 2014 at PIT (w/SF)
■ Winning Streak: 6 games (2x), last: May 4, 2013-May 8, 2014 (w/SF)
■ Losing Streak: 3 games (2x), last: May 16-Aug. 15, 2014 (w/SF)
■ Scoreless Streak: 21.1 innings, Sept. 18, 2007-May 6, 2008 (w/SF)

Most Consecutive Postseason Games


without allowing a Run
Player Games Streak Start End
Mariano Rivera 23 Sept. 29, 1998 Oct. 13, 2000
Jeremy Affeldt 22 Oct. 30, 2010 ---
Santiago Casilla 19 Oct. 7, 2012 ---
Chad Bradford 19 0ct. 3, 2000 Oct. 5, 2008
Dennis Cook 19 Oct. 2, 1996 ---
Javier Lopez 18 Oct. 21, 2010 ---

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Casilla’s Giants Gems
• From Palenque in the Dominican Republic, the

CASILLA
• Santiago signed with the A’s in 2000 as an ama-
same town as former teammate Juan Uribe, who is a teur free agent. By 2004, he had not progressed
year older and made it to the pros three years before beyond Single A. Then in 2004 he flew threw Single A,
Santiago. Santiago remembers once going to Uribe’s Double A, Triple A and ended the season by pitching
house as a child and asking him for baseball socks four games with Oakland. Santiago says he had a
(which Uribe gave him ). dream that 2004 would be a magical year. “I saw two
• Santiago’s first gloves were homemade: thick card- people who looked like angels and they said, ‘You’re
board into which he cut three holes for his ring, middle going to the big leagues this year.’ ’’He arrived in
and index fingers. He received his first real glove in Oakland “and I saw Barry Zito, someone I’d seen on
a community giveaway by late Giants shortstop Jose TV, and I thought, ‘Oh my god.’ ’’
Uribe (Juan’s uncle). He whittled bats from wood. • He pitched under the name Jairo Garcia from
• Santiago is the seventh of 12 children to subsis- 2000 to 2005. He was told that American scouts like
tence farmers. to sign young players from the Dominican, so he took
• His brother Jose – nine years younger than a name and birth certificate from a friend who was
Santiago – was a relief pitcher in the Giants farm three years younger. “That broke my heart (to use
system. The Giants signed him in 2006 when Santiago someone else’s name),’’ he says. “I didn’t want to play
was with the A’s. “Jose had a dream,” Santiago told baseball like that. I feel bad because it was cheating.’’
CSN Bay Area. “He said, `I see you and me playing He constantly worried about being found out, either
together in San Francisco.’ I said, `Really?’ When they by baseball or by immigration.
wanted to sign me, I knew this was the place. Jose • He came clean in 2006, revealing his real name
already told me so.” and age (which is currently 34). Immigration is still
• The Giants signed Santiago in 2009 as a minor an issue, however. He missed the first few weeks of
league free agent coming off a poor season with the spring training waiting for a visa.
A’s. • Signed a minor-league contract with the Giants
• In 2014, Jose was invited to Major League spring before the 2010 season and joined the team May 21
camp, so the brothers were in baseball together when Brandon Medders went on the DL.
for the first time. (Jose was sent down after a few • He attributes his current success to adding a
weeks.) “The dream is to be in the big leagues curve ball playing under general manager Moises
together,” Jose has said. Alou for Escogido in the Dominican league. The team
• Santiago is called Willie back home in the won the Caribbean Series.
Dominican. • Santiago is married and has a daughter and a son.

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Erik Cordier
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 51
CORDIER

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-4 215 R R
Full name : Erik Michael Cordier
(KOER-dee-ay)
Birthdate : Februar y 25, 1986
2015 Opening Day Age : 29
Birthplace : Green Bay, Wisconsin
Resides : De Pere, Wisconsin
M.L. Ser vice : 27 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a free agent,
Nov. 27, 2013
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 3, 2014 at Colorado (w/SF)

2014 SEASON > Earned organizational Mississippi Pitcher of the Month


> Hard-throwing right-hander was recalled from triple-A honors for July, 2010.
Fresno on Sept. 2...made his ML debut the following day, > Started the 2009 season on the disabled list after a line
hitting 100mph on the radar gun consistently. drive fractured the tip of his right ring finger during spring
> Spent nine seasons in the minor leagues with the Royals, training.
Braves, Pirates and Giants. > After making 10 starts in 2006 he had Tommy John surgery
> Spent the entire year at triple-A Fresno, going 4-3 with a on his right elbow and missed the remainder of the season
3.59 ERA in a career-high 47 games.
and all of the 2007 season.
> Struck out 68 batters in 52.2 innings of work with the
Grizzlies. > Missed the entire 2005 season with a knee injury.
> Allowed just one of his 17 inherited runners to score.
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Attended Southern Door High School in Brussels, WI,
> Started the 2012 season with triple-A Gwinnett and made where he was named the 2004 Gatorade Wisconsin
Player-of-the-year as a senior.
eight appearances (4 starts) before being placed on the
disabled list on May 12, 2012 with an injured right hand,
which forced him to miss the next 10 weeks of the season.
> Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right
elbow on January 19, 2011.
> In 2010, was ranked as Atlanta’s 13th-best prospect by
Baseball America.

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ERIK MICHAEL CORDIER
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2004 AZL-Royals-R 2-4 5.19 11 11 0 0 0 34.2 38 27 20 1 3 21 22 9 0

CORDIER
2005 -Injured; Did Not Play-
2006 Idaho Falls-R 1-0 3.38 3 3 0 0 0 16.0 11 6 6 0 2 3 19 4 1
2006 Burlington-A 3-1 2.70 7 7 0 0 0 36.2 27 17 11 3 6 14 23 4 1
2007 -Injured; Did Not Play-
2008 GCL-Braves-R 0-0 0.00 3 2 0 0 0 5.0 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0
Rome-A 1-2 5.18 9 9 0 0 0 40.0 51 25 23 3 2 21 31 6 0
2009 Myrtle Beach-A 7-8 3.87 25 25 1 1 0 121.0 115 62 52 13 9 74 88 16 0
2010 Mississippi-AA 11-7 3.71 25 21 0 0 0 135.2 116 61 56 3 5 69 113 10 0
Gwinnett-AAA 1-1 5.63 2 2 0 0 0 8.0 7 5 5 0 0 7 4 0 0
2011 Mississippi-AA 0-1 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 0
Gwinnett-AAA 5-8 5.13 19 19 0 0 0 86.0 88 55 49 9 7 51 61 10 0
2012 Gwinnett-AAA 1-1 4.38 8 4 0 0 0 24.2 27 15 12 1 1 21 15 4 0
GCL-Braves-R 0-0 0.00 4 1 0 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 1 0
Mississippi-AA 0-2 20.25 5 0 0 0 0 4.0 8 9 9 0 1 5 6 3 0
2013 Indianapolis-AAA 4-2 4.58 44 0 0 0 4 53.0 51 29 27 3 2 28 65 4 0
2014 Fresno-AAA 4-3 3.59 47 0 0 0 3 52.2 40 22 21 4 3 31 68 11 0
San Francisco 0-0 1.50 7 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 4 1 0 3 2 9 1 0
Minor Totals 40-40 4.23 213 105 1 1 7 626.0 589 336 294 41 43 352 530 84 2
M.L. Totals 0-0 1.50 7 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 4 1 0 3 2 9 1 0
*Led League

CORDIER’S M.L. BATTING


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .--- 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---
LAST HOME RUN: None
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Selected by Kansas City in the 2nd round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft
■ Acquired by Atlanta from Kansas City in exchange for infielder Tony Pena, Jr. on March 23, 2007
■ Signed by Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent on November 20, 2012
■ Signed by San Francisco as a minor league free agent on November 27, 2013

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher .--- 7 0 0 0 0 0 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: No Career Starts
Reliever: 1.0 (5x), last: Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ Most Strikeouts: 2 (2x), last: Sept. 21, 2014 at SD
■ Winning Streak: No career wins
■ Losing Streak: No career losses
■ Scoreless Streak: 3.2 innings, Sept. 3-21, 2014

Harry K. Jordan Award


The Harry S. Jordan Award is given in recognition of the player whose performance and dedica-
tion in Spring Training best exemplifies the San Francisco Giants spirit. The honor is voted on by
the players in camp. The following players have won the Harry S. Jordan Award:
Year, Player Year, Player Year, Player
1988 Joe Kmak 1997 Dante Powell 2007 Tim Lincecum
Francisco Melendez 1998 Russ Ortiz 2008 Brian Bocock
1989 James Steel 1999 Damon Minor 2009 Joe Martinez
1990 Eric Gunderson 2000 Ben Weber 2010 Darren Ford
1991 Mark Leonard 2001 Pedro Feliz 2011 Brandon Belt
1992 John Patterson 2002 Felix Hernandez 2012 Dan Otero
1993 Greg Brummett 2003 Jason Ellison 2013 Brock Bond
1994 J.R. Phillips 2004 Brian Dallimore 2014 Mark Minicozzi
1995 Joe Rosselli 2005 Scott Munter
1996 Marvin Benard 2006 Derin McMains

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Brandon Crawford
INFIELDER 35
CRAWFORD

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 215 L R
Full name : Brandon Michael Crawford
Birthdate : Januar y 21, 1987
2015 Opening Day Age : 28
Birthplace : Mountain View, California
Resides : Scottsdale, Arizona
M.L. Ser vice : 3 years, 94 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the four th round
of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Brandon on Twitter @BCraw35

> World Series champion (2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: May 27, 2011 at Milwaukee
> First MLB hit: May 27, 2011 at Milwaukee (grand slam off RHP Shaun Marcum)
> Owns MLB Record: First shortstop to hit a grand slam in the postseason
> Is one of six players in Major League history to hit a grand slam in his first big league game

2014 SEASON > His .320 clip against left-handers ranked as the highest
> Completed his third full big league season with the Giants, clip on the Giants and the seventh-best figure in the NL.
batting .246 (121-for-491) with 54 runs scored, 20 doubles, > Struggled against right-handed pitchers, hitting just .213,
10 triples, 10 home runs and 69 RBI in a career-high 153 the sixth-lowest average among qualifying players in the
games..posted career-bests in runs scored, triples, hom- big leagues.
ers, RBI and walks (59). > Batted .350 (21-for-60) with runners in scoring position
> His 10 triples were tied for the second-most in the big and two outs, the fifth-best mark in the NL.
leagues behind Dee Gordon (12). > Hit .365 (27-for-74) in 23 games in September, the fifth-
> His 69 RBI were the third-most among NL shortstops highest batting average in the NL.
behind WAS’s Ian Desmond (91) and STL’s Jhonny Peralta > Started 142 of 162 games at shortstop and committed a
(73). career-high 21 errors, which ranked as the second-most
> Hit .320 against left-handed pitchers after entering the among big league shortstops (WAS’s Ian Desmond had 24)
season a career .214 hitter against southpaws. and the fourth-most among all players at any position.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
All-Time Giants to Hit Grand > In 2012, he became just the third player drafted by the
Slams for Their First Giants to start at shortstop on Opening Day since Royce
Career Home Run Clayton in 1995 (other player was Brian Bocock in 2008).
> Finished second among NL shortstops in All-Star fan vot-
Player Date
ing in 2012, receiving 3,666,897 votes…was just 306,024
Art Devlin, NY April 22, 1904
votes behind St. Louis’ Rafael Furcal (3,972,921).
Chief Meyers, NY Sept. 11, 1909
> Was ejected for the first time in his career on July 23,
Mule Watson, NY June 8, 1924
2012 vs. San Diego…was thrown out by first base umpire
Doc Farrell, NY May 25, 1926
Jordan Baker in the eighth inning after he hit an apparent
Homer Peel, NY June 8, 1933
double in the sixth inning but was ruled out by Baker, who
Willard Marshall, NY April 15, 1942
said he missed the bag.
Pete Milne, NY April 27, 1949
> Recorded his first career game-winning hit on July 24,
Monte Kennedy, NY July 3, 1949
2012 vs. San Diego, delivering a walk-off single in the
Monte Irvin, NY May 18, 1950
bottom of the ninth inning off of LHP Joe Thatcher, giving
Bobby Bonds, SF June 25, 1968
the Giants a 3-2 win.
Dave Kingman, SF July 31, 1971
> Hit his first career pinch-hit home run on Aug. 13, 2012
Brian Dallimore, SF April 30, 2004
vs. Washington, hitting a two-run shot off of LHP Gio
Eli Whiteside, SF Aug. 5, 2009
Gonzalez in the seventh inning of SF’s 14-2 loss.
Brandon Crawford, SF May 27, 2011
> Reached the big leagues in his fourth professional season,
chart courtesy of David Vincent, SABR playing in 66 games with San Francisco in 2011.

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> Initially missed the beginning of the 2011 campaign with POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS
a broken finger sustained during spring training. > Has won a pair of World Series rings with San Francisco
> Had his contract purchased from San Jose on May 26, in 2012 and 2014.

CRAWFORD
2011, as the Giants placed Mike Fontenot, Darren Ford > His 33 career postseason games at shortstop are the most
and Buster Posey all on the DL. in Giants franchise history.
> Made his Major League debut on May 27, 2011 at > On Oct. 1, 2014 at Pittsburgh, he became the first short-
Milwaukee and hit a grand slam in the 7th inning that stop in postseason history to hit a grand slam.
turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 lead and helped the Giants > He became the second Giants player to hit a grand slam in
to a 5-4 victory…became only the sixth player in Major a winner-take-all postseason game, joining Buster Posey
League history to hit a grand slam in his first big league (2012 NLDS @ CIN).
game...others: Bill Duggleby, Phillies (April 21, 1898); > Became just the fourth different Giants shortstop (fifth
Bobby Bonds, Giants (June 25, 1968); Jeremy Hermida, occurrence) to record at least three RBI in a World Series
Marlins (Aug. 31, 2005); Kevin Kouzmanoff, Indians (Sept. contest in Game 5 vs. Kansas City in 2014.
2, 2006); and Daniel Nava, Red Sox (June 12, 2010)... > In 2012, at 25 years old he became the fifth-youngest
Duggleby, Hermida, Kouzmanoff and Nava each accom- Giants player to start at shortstop in a postseason game
plished feat in their first career at-bat (Elias). since Matt Williams in 1989 (23 years old).
> Became the first Giants player to have his first Major
League hit be a grand slam since Brian Dallimore did it PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
on April 30, 2004 vs. Florida...Dallimore homered in his
> Married (Jalynne Dantzscher, Nov. 26, 2011)…the couple
third career plate appearance off LHP Dontrelle Willis...
have two daughters (Bralyn Ann, Dec. 18, 2012) and
Crawford became one of 11 players in Giants franchise
Jaydyn April (March 8, 2014).
history (since 1919) to have his first Major League hit be a
> Graduated from Foothill (Pleasanton, CA) High School.
home run in his first Major League game.
> Attended UCLA…batted .302 (70-for-232) with 53 runs,
> Missed nearly eight weeks of the 2010 season after
13 2Bs, five 3Bs, seven HRs and 51 RBI in 60 games for
breaking his right hand after being hit by a line drive while
the Bruins in 2008…earned UCLA’s Most Valuable Player
fielding a ground ball off a fungo bat…prior to the injury
honors in both 2006 and 2007, while also receiving All-Pac
was named to the Eastern League mid-season All-Star
10 accolades…hit over .300 in each of his three years at
team.
UCLA, posting a career avg. of .319 with 44 2Bs, 13 3Bs,
20 HRs, 136 RBI and 145 runs.

BRANDON MICHAEL CRAWFORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2008 ARL-Giants-R .429 4 14 3 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0-0 3 0-1 0 .643 .429
Salem-Keizer-A .000 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .000 .000
2009 San Jose-A .371 25 105 21 39 2 2 6 17 0 0 4 10-0 32 2-4 3 .600 .445
Connecticut-AA .258 108 392 38 101 26 2 4 31 8 2 1 20-0 100 11-7 14 .365 .294
2010 Richmond-AA .241 79 291 43 70 12 3 7 22 1 5 6 39-0 77 4-1 10 .375 .337
San Jose-A .167 5 18 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2-0 5 0-0 0 .222 .250
2011 San Jose-A .322 14 59 14 19 5 1 3 15 1 0 0 9-0 13 0-0 0 .593 .412
San Francisco .204 66 196 22 40 5 2 3 21 1 0 0 23-0 31 1-3 7 .296 .288
Fresno-AAA .234 29 107 13 25 5 1 1 9 1 1 0 9-1 20 5-2 6 .327 .291
2012 San Francisco .248 143 435 44 108 26 3 4 45 2 3 3 33-6 95 1-4 18 .349 .304
2013 San Francisco .248 149 499 52 124 24 3 9 43 1 3 5 42-6 96 1-2 15 .363 .311
2014 San Francisco .246 153 491 54 121 20 10 10 69 2 10 2 59-10 129 5-3 21 .389 .324
Minor Totals .266 305 988 136 263 52 12 21 98 11 8 11 89-1 250 22-15 33 .403 .331
M.L. Totals .242 511 1621 172 393 75 18 26 178 6 16 10 157-23 351 8-12 61 .359 .310
*Led League

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .200 1 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0-0 2 0-0 1 .800 .200

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. CIN .182 5 11 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3-1 4 0-0 0 .364 .357
2014 SF vs. WAS .294 4 17 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1-0 4 0-0 0 .353 .316
DS Totals .250 9 28 2 7 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4-1 8 0-0 0 .357 .333

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CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. STL .217 7 23 2 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 3-1 7 0-0 0 .261 .308
CRAWFORD

2014 SF vs. STL .125 5 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3-0 3 0-0 0 .188 .263


LCS Totals .179 12 39 5 7 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 6-1 10 0-0 0 .231 .289

world series record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 SF vs. DET .250 4 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1-0 1 1-0 1 .250 .308
2014 SF vs. KC .304 7 23 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3-0 6 0-0 1 .304 .370
WS Totals .286 11 35 2 10 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 4-0 7 1-0 2 .286 .350

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 1/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 4th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Michael Kendall

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4 (2x), last: Sept. 17, 2014 at ARI
Shortstop .971 500 639 1377 61 2077 263 ■ Runs: 3, July 2, 2011 at DET
■ Doubles: 2 (4x), last: April 10, 2014 vs. ARI
■ Triples: 1 (18x), last: Sept. 2, 2014 at COL
■ Home Runs: 2, May 4, 2014 at ATL
■ RBI: 5, July 20, 2012 at PHI
■ Walks: 3, July 1, 2011 at DET
■ Stolen Bases: 1 (8x), last: Sept. 22, 2014 at LAD
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 11 games, April 7-18, 2013

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (1) ■ Pinch-Hit (1)
May 4, 2014 at Atlanta August 13, 2012 vs. Washington (off Gio Gonzalez)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ Grand Slams (3) (*postseason) ■ Game Ending (0)
May 27, 2011 at Milwaukee (off Shaun Marcum) ■ Leadoff (0)
July 20, 2012 at Philadelphia (off Vance Worley)
*Oct. 1, 2014 at Pittsburgh (off Edinson Volquez)

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Giants to Have First Major League Hit

CRAWFORD
be Home Run in his first Major League Game
(since 1919)
Player Date TM OPP.
Adam Duvall 6/26/14 SF CIN
Brett Pill 9/6/11 SF SD
Brandon Crawford 5/27/11 SF MIL
Eliezer Alfonzo 6/3/06 (1) SF NYM
Will Clark 4/8/86 SF HOU
Johnnie LeMaster 9/2/75 SF LAD
John Montefusco 9/3/74 SF LAD
Bobby Bonds 6/25/68 SF LA
Orlando Cepeda 4/15/58 SF LAD
Bill White 5/7/56 NYG STL
Whitey Lockman 7/5/45 NYG STL
Buddy Kerr 9/8/43 NYG PHI
Tom Hafey 7/21/39 NYG PIT

Crawford’s Giants Gems


• Lived in Menlo Park until the age of 7, then moved • He has three younger sisters, Amy, Kaitlin and
to Pleasanton. Jenna, who also are athletes. Amy earned All-East
• Grew up a Giants fan because his father was a Bay Athletic League honors three times in softball for
Giants fan and season-ticket holder at Candlestick Foothill High and pitched at UCLA (she graduated in
(seats on the third-base side). His father took a 2011); Kaitlin is a standout athlete (softball, rowing and
9-month-old Brandon to the 1987 playoffs and said his cheerleading) attending San Jose State; Jenna plays
son wasn’t bothered at all by the loud noise. softball at Foothill High.
• There is a now-famous photo that a Chronicle • Brandon majored in physiological science during
photographer caught of a four-year-old Brandon utterly his three years at UCLA.
forlorn at what was thought to be the final series in • Was MVP of UCLA baseball team 2006 and 2007.
1992 before the Giants moved to Tampa. • Crawford faced Lincecum in college and struck
• Brandon remembers as a fan getting to walk on out three times in Lincecum’s 18-K two-hit, 5-0 com-
the field at the ‘Stick for the second-to-last game ever plete-game victory on March 31, 2006.
played there. Remembers being at the playoff game • Broke his hand summer 2010 and missed eight
against the Mets in 2000 when JT Snow hit a home run. weeks of the season with Double A Richmond.
And went to one game of the 2002 WS. • Hit a grand-slam in his big-league debut in May
• His family bought a commemorative brick outside 2011in Milwaukee.
AT&T Park when it opened. The brick is still there • Married to Jalynne Dantzscher, a former gymnast
behind the Willie Mays statute: “Mike Lynn Brandon at UCLA. Jalynnes’s sister Jamie was on the U.S.
Amy Caitlin and Jenna Crawford.’’ Olympic gymnastics team that won the bronze medal in
• Watched Game 2 of the 2010 WS at AT&T and the Sydney in 2000. Jalynne also has a twin sister, Janelle,
rest on TV. who also competed in gymnastics. For the 2012 season,
• His favorite player was Royce Clayton because Jamie and Janelle shared a three-bedroom rental
he played shortstop. Also liked Will Clark, Barry Bonds house in Walnut Creek with Jalynne and Brandon.
and Kirt Manwaring. But favorite player was Alex Janelle was teaching first grade in Pleasanton and
Rodriguez. Jamie was coaching gymnastics.
• Began playing baseball “as soon as I could walk.’’ • Jalynne told the Chronicle in 2012: “We tease him
His father coached him through Little League. about throwing in a trick, like a ‘Popa,’ “ referring to a
• Father Michael works in the contracts department 360-degree straddle jump named after a Romanian gym-
for Northrop Grumman, a global security company, in nast. “When he’s turning a double play and jumping over
San Jose. a guy sliding into second, he could include it.”
• His mother Lynn is a fifth-grade teacher at Vintage • The Crawfords have a daughter, Braylyn, born
Hills Elementary in Pleasanton. December 18, 2012, and second daughter Jaydyn, born
• Crawford starred at Foothill High in Pleasanton, March 8, 2014.
where he batted .357 over a three-year varsity career. • More sports-in-the-family: Brandon’s sister Amy
He also played quarterback and safety on the Foothill – a former softball player at UCLA – is dating another
High football team former Bruin, Garrit Cole, the Pirates first-round pick in
the 2011 draft, now a starter in the Majors.

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Kyle Crick
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 73
CRICK

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-4 220 L R
Full name : Kyle Daniel Crick
Birthdate : November 30, 1992
2015 Opening Day Age : 22
Birthplace : For t Wor th, Texas
Resides : Sherman, Texas
M.L. Ser vice : None
How Obtained : Drafted as sandwich selection
(49th pick overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player
Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Kyle on Twitter @K_Crick49

2014 SEASON PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Went 6-7 with a 3.79 ERA (38er, 90.1ip) and 111 strikeouts > Graduated from Sherman (Sherman, TX) High School,
in 23 appearances (22 starts) for double-A Richmond. where he fashioned a 1.11 ERA (10er, 63.3ip) with 95
> Led Richmond with 111 strikeouts. strikeouts in 11 starts his senior season.
> Missed 14 days on the disabled list with back tightness > Was named to the Rawlings Texas All-Region first team
(Aug. 18-Sept. 1). and chosen as the District 13-4A Pitcher of the Year in
> Was a non-roster invitee at Giants’ Major League spring 2011.
training. > His high school coach in Sherman, Texas, had Crick play
first and third base as a junior, pitching now and again…
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS however, a new coach arrived the next season, saw Crick’s
> After a breakout 2013 campaign, that saw Crick pitch to arm and immediately put him in the rotation…did not
a 1.57 ERA for the San Jose Giants, Baseball America become a full-time pitcher until his senior year of high
ranked him the 33rd best prospect. school.
> Was selected as San Francisco’s representative for the > The Giants drafted Crick out of high school with its second
U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game in 2013. pick in 2011, which the team received as compensation for
> Strained an oblique in his third start of the 2013 season losing free agent Juan Uribe to the Dodgers.
and was placed on the disabled list for two months from
April 19-June 21.
> Went 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA (5er, 15.2ip) in seven outings
(five starts) for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall
League.
> Prior to the 2013 campaign, Baseball America ranked Crick
as the Giants’ best prospect.
> Was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the
Week for June 4-11, 2012 with Class A Augusta.


KYLE DANIEL CRICK
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 ARL-Giants-R 1-0 6.43 7 0 0 0 0 7.0 9 8 5 0 1 8 8 2 0
2012 Augusta-A 7-6 2.51 23 22 0 0 0 111.1 75 39 31 1 12 67 128 13 1
2013 San Jose-A 3-1 1.57 14 14 0 0 0 68.2 48 20 12 1 1 39 95 8 0
2014 Richmond-AA 6-7 3.79 23 22 0 0 0 90.1 78 42 38 7 1 61 111 12 0
Minor Totals 17-14 2.79 67 58 0 0 0 277.1 210 109 86 9 15 175 342 35 1
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco as a sandwich pick (49th selection overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft;
signed by Todd Thomas

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Mitchell Delfino
INFIELDER 81

DELFINO
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-3 200 R R
Full name : Mitchell Ryan Delfino
Birthdate : Januar y 13, 1991
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Santa Rosa, California
Resides : Cloverdale, California
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the 20th round of
the 2012 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Mitch on Twitter @MitchDelfino44

2014 SEASON
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Spent his fourth professional season with Class A
Advanced San Jose, hitting .289 (154-for-533) with 28 > Was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season All-
doubles, 12 home runs and 77 RBI in 131 games. Star team in 2013.
> Among California League players he ranked fourth in at- > Split the 2012 season between the AZL-Giants and Salem-
bats (533) and fifth in hits (154). Keizer, hitting .256 (55-for-215) in 53 games.
> His 7.42 plate appearance per strikeout was the fourth
best ration among players in the California League. PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> His .950 fielding percentage ranked first among California > Graduated from Cloverdale (Santa Rosa, CA) High School.
League third basemen. > Attended UC Berkeley and played in the College World
> Led the San Jose Giants with 154 hits and 28 doubles. Series in 2011.
> Hit .352 (45-for-128) against left-handed pitching with a
.934 OPS.
> Recorded the first multi-homer game of his career on April
9 vs. Lancaster.

MITCHELL RYAN DELFINO


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 ARL Giants-R .208 12 48 7 10 6 0 0 2 0 0 1 4-0 6 2-0 1 .333 .283
Salem-Keizer-A .269 41 167 15 45 12 0 0 19 0 0 2 9-0 34 2-0 9 .341 .315
2013 Augusta-A .270 122 477 63 129 25 2 13 76 0 5 5 35-0 76 4-4 13 .413 .324
2014 San Jose-A .289 131 533 78 154 28 4 12 77 0 2 2 34-4 77 5-2 18 .424 .333
Minor Totals .276 306 1225 163 338 71 6 25 174 0 7 10 82-4 193 13-6 41 .405 .325
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 0/3)

■ Drafted by San Francisco in the 20th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Keith Snider

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Matt Duffy
INFIELDER 50
DUFFY

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 170 R R
Full name : Matthew Michael Duffy
Birthdate : Januar y 15, 1991
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Long Beach, California
Resides : Long Beach, California
M.L. Ser vice : 59 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the 18th round of
the 2012 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Matt on Twitter @mm_duff y

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: May 22, 2014 at Colorado
> First MLB hit: August 1, 2014 at New York-NL (single off RHP Jonathon Niese)

2014 SEASON POSTSEASON CAREER


> Made jump from double-A to big leagues in just his third > In the 2014 World Series, at age 23, he was the youngest
professional season after winning the Eastern League player on the Giants’ 25-man roster.
batting title, hitting .332 (122-for-367) with 53 runs scored, > Made his first career postseason roster and appeared in
24 doubles, three home runs and 62 RBI in 97 games for eight games during the postseason, going 1-for-6 at the
double-A Richmond. plate.
> Had his contract purchased from double-A Richmond on > Scored the game tying run in the 9th inning of Game 2 of
Aug. 1 and made his Major League debut that day at New the NLCS vs. St. Louis, as he came home from 2nd base
York-NL. on a wild pitch.
> His ML debut came Aug. 1, however he appeared in > Recorded his first career postseason hit with a pinch-hit
a Giants-Rockies suspended game from May 22 that single in Game 4 of the World Series vs. Kansas City.
resumed 102 days later on Sept. 2 and according to the
Elias Sports Bureau, the entire game goes in the books PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
May 22, so statistically his first official ML debut date is > Born in Long Beach, California, Duffy attended Lakewood
May 22. High School in Lakewood, California, where he acquired
> Batted .133 (4-for-30) with one double and five RBI in 23 the nickname “Duffman.”
games with SF...made 10 starts (five at 2nd base and five > Led his high school team to its league championship in
at shortstop). 2008.
> The knobs of his bats were decorated by cartoonish > Played college baseball at Long Beach State University
“Duffman” decals as his nickname is “Duffman.” from 2010 to 2012…he was drafted by the San Francisco
Giants in the 18th round of the 2012 Major League
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Baseball Draft.
> In 2013, he played for the Augusta GreenJackets of the
Class A South Atlantic League and the San Jose Giants of
the Class A-Advanced California League.
> In 2012, Duffy began his professional baseball career
playing for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class
A-Short Season Northwest League.

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MATTHEW MICHAEL DUFFY
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2012 Salem-Keizer-A .247 47 182 31 45 4 0 1 16 0 1 7 26-0 22 10-1 13 .286 .361
2013 Augusta-A .307 78 287 48 88 14 3 4 43 3 1 3 45-1 41 22-6 11 .418 .405
San Jose-A .292 26 106 17 31 6 1 5 14 1 0 1 7-0 16 3-1 3 .509 .342

DUFFY
2014 Richmond-AA .332 97 367 53 122 24 4 3 62 0 6 2 42-2 66 20-4 15 .444 .398
San Francisco .267 34 60 5 16 2 0 0 8 1 0 2 1-0 14 0-1 2 .300 .302
Minor Totals .304 248 942 149 286 48 8 13 135 4 8 13 120-3 145 55-12 42 .413 .387
M.L. Totals .267 34 60 5 16 2 0 0 8 1 0 2 1-0 14 0-1 2 .300 .302
*Led League
W
ILD CARD SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. WAS .000 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .000 .000

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. STL .000 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .000 .000

world series record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. KC .500 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .500 .500

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 18th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Brad Cameron

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 2 (3x), last: Sept. 27, 2014 vs. SD
2nd Base .962 9 9 16 1 26 3 ■ Runs: 2, Sept. 27, 2014 vs. SD
3rd Base 1.000 2 0 2 0 2 0 ■ Doubles: 1 (2x), last: Sept. 10, 2014 vs. ARI
Shortstop .966 7 15 13 1 29 5 ■ Triples: No career triples
■ Home Runs: No career home runs
■ RBI: 2, Sept. 17, 2014 at ARI
■ Walks: 1, Aug. 27, 2014 vs. COL
■ Stolen Bases: No career stolen bases
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 2 games (3x), last: Sept. 27-28, 2014

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Leadoff (0)
■ Pinch-Hit (0)

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Duffy’s Giants Gems
DUFFY

• Grew up in Lakewood in the Long Beach area, in hitting. He not only was offered a contract for the
living in the same house since he was a year old. rest of the summer, he was the starting shortstop in
Dad Tom is a contractor. Mom Cathy is a travel agent. the All-Star Game. “It was the best summer of my
One sister, Erin, two years younger than Matt, attends life,’’ he says.
UCLA. • But before his junior season in college, he
• In 2002, Duffy attended San Francisco’s Game had surgery for a digestive disorder, lost weight,
6 against the Angels at Edison Field (now Angel struggled to regain his strength and saw his draft
Stadium), a 30-minute drive from Lakewood. stock plummet. He was selected 568th over all, but
• Began taking baseball seriously when he he vowed that none of the players taken before him
turned 13. His dad said, “One day someone is going would outwork him.
to tell you you’re not good enough.’’ Matt decided • When he struggled at the plate during his first
he would prevent that from happening by commit- spring training in 2013 (the Giants had drafted him
ting himself fully and outworking everyone else. the previous June in the 18th round), Matt called
He started making daily lists of what he wanted to Benny Craig, who had been his hitting coach in the
accomplish during his waking hours to improve as Cape Cod League. He urged him to read The Mental
a player. And he gave up the one passion he had Keys to Hitting by sports psychologist Harvey
beside baseball — skiing. Fearing an injury that Dorfman. Matt says the advice in the book changed
would affect baseball, he has not skied since his everything. It taught him to be both relaxed and
freshman year of high school. aggressive at the plate. Duffy says he has read the
• He practiced with his dad after school every book, in his estimation, eight times. “I carry it with
day at a field a block and a half from their house. me,’’ he says. It has notes in the margins and pas-
Matt, an Angels fan, had read somewhere that sages highlighted.
Angels infielder Brandon Wood took 200 grounders • He also has spent countless hours and dollars
a day from his dad when he was a kid. So that’s working with Rob Nelson, a speed coach, to make
what Matt and his father did. Duffy says he was his base path sprints look natural.“Before, he was
never the star, even though he felt he was better not running quietly,” said Duffy’s father, Tom. “His
than a lot of kids who got the attention. “I had a little mechanics were a mess.”
chip on my shoulder,’’ he says. • Promoted to the Majors directly from Double
• At the end of high school, he had not yet com- A-Richmond 20 minutes after the trade deadline
mitted to a college program. USC and Cal State- on July 31, 2014. When he and teammate Jarrett
Bakersfield had offered partial scholarships. Then Parker were told not to get on the team bus to
on a bit of a fluke he was invited by a local coach Altoona, PA., earlier that day, they both figured
to play on his team in the Tournament of Stars in they were involved in a trade. They waited most of
North Carolina, which is a weeklong tryout of sorts the day, speculating on where they would end up.
for Team USA. “I figured they just needed an extra Twenty minutes after the deadline, assistant GM
guy,’’ Matt says. “The first guy I see when I walk Bobby Evans called. Duffy asked, “So am I driving
off the plane in North Carolina is Bryce Harper and myself to Altoona or am I traded?’’ Evans said, “Call
all these other guys I had read about in Baseball your parents. You’re going to the big leagues.’’ Duffy
America.’’ Suddenly he found himself hitting third cried on the phone with his dad.
on his team and performing well enough to catch • When he struggled during his first weeks with
the attention of coaches from Long Beach State, the Giants, he re-read the first three or four chap-
who offered him a scholarship. “I grew up watching ters of The Mental Keys to Hitting. “I was a little
Long Beach State and I had go across the country wide-eyed the first three weeks and needed to
to get them to notice me,’’ Matt says. relax,’’ he says. He went 6-for-15 as a pinch hitter.
• His second big break came during the summer • At 23 years old, he was the youngest player on
of 2011 between his sophomore and junior years at the Giants roster for the 2014 World Series.
Long Beach. He desperately wanted to play in the • His late grandmother (on his father’s side)
Cape Cod summer league, but no team recruited was an assistant to Pierre Salinger when he was
him. He knew every team needed “temp’’ players to campaign manager for Robert Kennedy. She was at
fill in for guys still competing in the College World the Ambassador Hotel in LA when RFK was assas-
Series. “Just get me there,’’ Matt told his Long sinated.
Beach coach, “and I’ll take care of the rest.’’ His • Nickname “Duffman,’’ like the Simpsons mas-
coach got him a temp position. Lucky for Duffy, the cot for Duff Beer. On the knobs of his bats, he has
guy he was filling for went all the way to the College customized decals of Duffman holding a bat. Once
WS championship game, giving Matt time to show thought about dressing as Duffman for Halloween
what he had. By the time the other guy was ready but decided it was too much work.
to show up, Matt was leading the Cape Cod league

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Adam Duvall
INFIELDER 37

DUVALL
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-1 205 R R
Full name : Adam Lynn Duvall
Birthdate : September 4, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age : 26
Birthplace : Louisville, Kentucky
Resides : Louisville, Kentucky
M.L. Ser vice : 61 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the 11th round of
the 2010 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Adam on Twitter @ADuvall123

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: June 26, 2014 vs. Cincinnati
> First MLB hit: June 26, 2014 vs. Cincinnati (solo HR off RHP Mike Leake)
> Became the ninth SF Giant to have his first MLB hit be a home run in his first MLB game

2014 SEASON record, breaking the previous mark of 26 held by Tim


> Hit .192 (14-for-73) with three home runs and five RBI in Flaherty in 2001.
28 games, being called-up to the big leagues four different > Was named to the California League post-season All-Star
times. team in 2012…became the fifth player in San Jose history
> Started 18 games for the Giants, starting 17 at first base to reach the 100 RBI plateau that season.
and one as a DH...went 2-for-7 (.286) in pinch-hit role (one > In 2012, received the Joe Bauman Award, presented by
HR). Musco Sports Lighting, for hitting the most home runs in
> Became the 13th Giant to record his first big league hit all of Class A.
as a HR in his first game (since 1919) on June 26 vs. > Was named to the 2011 South Atlantic League mid-
Cincinnati. season and Postseason All-Star teams.
> Hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Cliff Lee on July 21 in
the Giants’ 7-4 win over the Phillies. POSTSEASON CAREER
> Batted .298 (107-for-359) with 21 doubles, 27 home runs > Was on the Giants’ 2014 Wild Card roster against the
and 90 RBI in 91 games with triple-A Fresno. Pittsburgh Pirates, but did not appear in the one-game
> Was named to the All-PCL First Team for his efforts with playoff.
the Fresno Grizzlies.
> Among PCL leaders ranked second in slugging pct. (.599) PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
and third in RBI. > Duvall played college baseball at Western Kentucky
> Became the first Fresno player to record at least 25 HRs University, Chipola College and the University of Louisville.
in under 100 games since Todd Linden hit 30 HRs in 95 > He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th
games in 2005. round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Missed a month and a half of the 2013 season from April
15 - May 21 with a sprained left thumb.
> Was added to the Giants’ 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2013.
> His 30 homers in 2012 with Class A Advanced San Jose
led the CAL League and set a new franchise single-season

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ADAM LYNN DUVALL
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 Salem-Keizer-A .245 54 192 30 47 10 1 4 18 3 1 7 14-0 45 2-3 8 .370 .318
2011 Augusta-A .285 116 431 69 123 30 4 22 87 1 5 14 59-4 98 4-4 27 .527 .385
DUVALL

2012 San Jose-A .258 134 534 101 138 24 4 30* 100 1 6 10 47-0 116 8-2 29 .487 .327
2013 Richmond-AA .252 105 385 61 97 23 4 17 58 2 3 5 35-2 72 2-1 18 .465 .320
2014 Fresno-AAA .298 91 359 67 107 21 3 27 90 0 0 5 30-0 82 2-0 15 .599 .360
San Francisco .192 28 73 8 14 2 0 3 5 0 0 1 3-0 20 0-0 1 .342 .234
Minor Totals .269 500 1901 328 512 108 16 100 353 7 15 41 185-6 413 18-10 97 .501 .345
M.L. Totals .192 28 73 8 14 2 0 3 5 0 0 1 3-0 20 0-0 1 .342 .234
*Led League

W
ILD CARD SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 1/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Kevin Christman

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 2, July 21, 2014 at PHI
1st Base .994 21 149 8 1 158 13 ■ Runs: 1 (8x), last: Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
3rd Base .--- 1 0 0 0 0 0 ■ Doubles: 1 (2x), last: Aug. 19, 2014 at CHC
■ Triples: No career triples
■ Home Runs: 1 (3x), last: Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ RBI: 2, July 21, 2014 at PHI
■ Walks: 1 (3x), last: Aug. 16, 2014 vs. PHI
■ Stolen Bases: No career stolen bases
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 2 games (4x), last: Sept 2-5, 2014

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (0)
■ Grand Slams (0) ■ Leadoff (0)
■ Pinch-Hit (0)

Duvall’s Giants Gems


• Grew up in Louisville and played mostly short- to be the last kid to sign in that class,” coach Dan
stop at Butler High school. Hoped to play for his McDonnell told the Courier-Journal in 2009. “He
hometown college, University of Louisville. But signed six weeks before he got here. It doesn’t mat-
his junior year in high school, he cracked lower ter if you’re the first person or the last to sign with
vertebrae while making a diving grab of a blooper. us -- the best players play, and he was just very
He played through the pain then had off-season mature from the get-go. You could tell the players
surgery. He missed his senior season. enjoyed being around him. He fit in perfect.”
• Western Kentucky in Bowling Green offered • Started all 65 games his junior year, .328 with
him a scholarship, so he went there but wasn’t 11 homers and 51 RBI. Was captain of the team his
cleared by doctors to play until halfway throughout senior year. Hit 11 homers again his senior year.
the season. He played 17 games, with five starts, • Played mostly second base through college.
and batted just .200 with two RBI and one extra- • Giants picked him in the 11th round 2010 draft.
base hit. • Switched to third base his first full pro season in
• Then he went to Chipola Junior College in the 2011.
Florida panhandle to get more playing time and led • Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012 when
the team to the Junior College World Series, batting he suddenly was dropping weight.
.340 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. • Parents are Jeana and Alvin Duvall. Has one
• The following season, in the spring of 2008 an brother, Austin.
infield spot opened on Louisville’s roster. “He had

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Aramis Garcia
CATCHER 77

GARCIA
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-2 220 R R
Full name : Aramis Michael Garcia
Birthdate : Januar y 12, 1993
2015 Opening Day Age : 22
Birthplace : Hialeah, Florida
Resides : Pembroke Pines, Florida
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Drafted in the second round
of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Non-roster Invitee

2014 SEASON > Was also a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award,
> Combined to hit .225 (23-for-102) with six doubles, two given to the nation’s top collegiate catcher…he hit .368
home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games between the ARL- with 14 doubles, eight home runs and 37 RBI, leading the
Giants and short-season Salem-Keizer. conference in average and slugging percentage (.626).
> Was the Giants’ second round pick in the 2014 First Year > Was drafted in the 20th round of the 2011 draft by the St.
Player Draft. Louis Cardinals, but did not sign.

PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Attended Florida International University.
> Was named the 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year,
along with First Team All C-USA honors.
> The Pembroke Pines, Florida native was named FIU’s
Male Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the
Conference USA All-Academic team in 2014.

aramis michael garcia


Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 ARL-Giants-R .219 8 32 6 7 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 5-0 6 0-0 2 .313 .324
Salem-Keizer-A .229 20 70 5 16 3 0 2 12 0 0 1 5-0 19 0-0 3 .357 .289
Minor Totals .225 28 102 11 23 6 0 2 15 1 0 1 10-0 25 0-0 5 .343 .301
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Drafted by San Francisco in the second round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Jose Alou

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Cory Gearrin
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 62
GEARRIN

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-3 200 R R
Full name : Cor y Nathanial Gearrin (GEAR-in)
Birthdate : April 14, 1986
2015 Opening Day Age : 28
Birthplace : Chattanooga, Tennessee
Resides : Atlanta, Georgia
M.L. Ser vice : 2 years, 109 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a minor league free
agent, Nov. 26, 2014
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee
Follow Cor y on Twitter @CoryGearrin

> MLB debut: April 25, 2011 at San Diego (w/ATL)


> First MLB win: May 17, 2011 vs. Houston (w/ATL)
> First MLB save: May 20, 2013 vs. Minnesota (w/ATL)

2014 SEASON > Was named triple-A Gwinnett’s Most Outstanding Pitcher
> Attended Spring Training with the Braves and was likely in 2012, as he led the club with nine saves.
to earn one of the open roster spots in the bullpen…how- > Was selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game (did not
ever, left his last outing with discomfort in his right elbow appear).
and it was later revealed that he would need “Tommy > Made his Major League debut on April 25, 2011 at San
John” surgery…missed the entire season. Diego as he tossed 2.0 perfect innings.
> Was released by the Braves on Nov. 10, 2014. > Earned Myrtle Beach MVP honors in 2009 after leading
the club with 17 saves and ranking second among qualify-
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ing relievers with a 1.84 ERA.
> Posted a 3.77 ERA (13er, 31.0ip) over 37 appearances in PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
2013 with Atlanta.
> Appeared on a Major League Opening Day roster for the > Attended the former Young Harris Junior College and
first time in his career. Mercer University.
> Earned his first career save on May 20 vs. Minnesota.
> Was optioned to triple-A Gwinnett on July 5 and did not
pitch for the remainder of the season due to a strained
right shoulder.

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cory nathanial gearrin
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2007 Danville-R 1-1 4.44 18 0 0 0 0 26.1 21 14 13 1 6 16 37 7 0

GEARRIN
2008 Rome-A 3-2 2.82 19 0 0 0 1 22.1 19 11 7 1 0 15 36 4 0
Myrtle Beach-A 3-1 5.32 17 0 0 0 0 23.2 19 14 14 2 4 21 36 2 0
2009 Myrtle Beach-A 0-2 1.84 27 0 0 0 17 29.1 22 6 6 2 1 3 32 0 0
Mississippi-AA 1-2 2.84 20 0 0 0 2 25.1 19 9 8 2 3 8 20 1 0
2010 Gwinnett-AAA 3-5 3.36 52 0 0 0 0 80.1 72 32 30 6 9 32 66 12 0
2011 Atlanta 1-1 7.85 18 0 0 0 0 18.1 17 16 16 0 2 12 25 1 0
Gwinnett-AAA 4-1 1.80 35 0 0 0 4 50.0 42 11 10 0 3 20 60 4 0
2012 Gwinnett-AAA 3-3 2.30 39 0 0 0 9 54.2 43 21 14 0 2 22 66 3 0
Atlanta 0-1 1.80 22 0 0 0 0 20.0 17 4 4 1 2 5 20 2 0
2013 Atlanta 2-1 3.77 37 0 0 0 1 31.0 30 13 13 2 4 16 23 3 0
2014 - Injured - Did Not Play -
Minor Totals 18-17 2.94 227 0 0 0 33 312.0 257 118 102 14 28 137 353 33 0
M.L. Totals 3-3 4.28 77 0 0 0 1 69.1 64 33 33 3 8 33 68 6 0
*Led League

gearrin’s M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .--- 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 .--- .---
LAST HOME RUN: None

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Drafted by Atlanta in the fourth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Al Goetz
■ Released by Atlanta on Nov. 10, 2014
■ Signed by San Francisco to a minor league contract, Dec. 5, 2014

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher 1.000 77 1 9 0 10 1 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: No Games Started
Reliever: 2.0 (6x), last: June 10, 2013 at SD (w/ATL)
■ Most Strikeouts: 3 (5x), last: Sept. 8, 2012 at NYM (w/ATL)
■ Winning Streak: 1 game (3x), last: May 28, 2013 at TOR (w/ATL)
■ Losing Streak: 1 game (3x), last: May 26, 2013 at NYM (w/ATL)
■ Scoreless Streak: 9.2 innings, April 10-26, 2013 (w/ATL)

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Joan Gregorio
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 61
GREGORIO

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-7 180 R R
Full name : Joan Gregorio
Birthdate : Januar y 12, 1992
2015 Opening Day Age : 23
Birthplace : Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic
Resides : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Signed as a non-drafted free
agent on March 2, 2010
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

2014 SEASON
> 6-foot-7 right-hander split the season between Class A CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Advanced San Jose and single-A Augusta, combining for > Lost time to the disabled list in 2013 after suffering an
a 4-9 record and a 4.36 ERA in 19 games/17 starts. oblique strain and missed the entire month of May…
> Began the season in the Class A Advanced San Jose rota- made just two appearances after July 26 because of a
tion and made a strong initial impression posting a 1.88 blister issue.
ERA with 22 strikeouts in 14.1 innings over his first three > Led the Northwest League in starts (16) and hits allowed
starts. (85) in 2012.
> Back-to-back rough starts (13 total runs allowed) though > When he made his American debut in 2011, he was
put Gregorio on the DL as he attempted to work through absolutely dominant, pitching for the Giants’ rookie team
mechanical issues with his delivery…returned to action in Arizona and leading the league in ERA (2.32)…was
three weeks later, but made just one relief appearance named to the Arizona League postseason All-Star team.
before going back on the disabled list with a sore back. > Originally signed with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 as
> Once healthy, Gregorio was sent to Augusta, where he an 18-year old out of the Dominican Republic.
spent the entire second half, posting a 3.57 ERA in 12
starts with 65 strikeouts in 68.0 innings.

JOAN GREGORIO
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 DSL Giants 6-3 2.80 14 14 0 0 0 74.0 65 26 23 1 5 17 41 4 0
2011 ARL Giants-R 3-0 2.32* 12 12 0 0 0 50.1 43 14 13 1 3 16 43 4 2
2012 Salem-Keizer-R 7-7* 5.54 16 16* 0 0 0 76.1 85* 49 47 3 3 23 69 4 1
2013 Augusta-A 6-3 4.00 14 13 0 0 0 69.2 65 34 31 3 2 17 84 7 0
2014 San Jose-A 2-2 6.75 6 5 0 0 0 22.2 27 18 17 2 0 13 27 3 0
Augusta-A 2-7 3.57 13 12 0 0 1 68.0 50 33 27 2 5 27 65 15 1
Minor Totals 26-22 3.94 75 72 0 0 1 361.0 335 174 158 18 18 113 329 37 4
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Signed by San Francisco as a non-drafted free agent on March 2, 2010

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Juan Gutierrez
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 57

GUTIERREZ
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-3 245 R R
Full name: Juan Carlos Gutierrez (goo-tee-AIR-ehz)
Birthdate : July 14, 1983
2015 Opening Day Age : 31
Birthplace : Puer to de la Cruz, Venezuela
Resides : Caracas, Venezuela
M.L. Ser vice : 5 years, 35 days
How Obtained : Signed by the Giants to a minor
league contract on Dec. 22, 2014
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Aug. 19, 2007 at San Diego (w/HOU)
> First MLB win: Sept. 15, 2007 vs. Pittsburgh (w/HOU)
> First MLB save: May 26, 2009 vs. San Diego (w/ARI)

2014 SEASON > Following the season, served as the closer for Caracas in
> Went 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA (28er, 63.2ip) in 61 relief the Venezuelan Winter League and was 1-1 with 14 saves
appearances in his first season with the Giants, his sixth and a 0.81 ERA (2er, 22.1ip) in 24 appearances and was
in the big leagues. named Reliever of the Year.
> His 61 relief outings were the second-most on the team > Worked as a closer for the Diamondbacks for the second
and the most in his career since appearing in 65 games in half of 2009 and the majority of 2010…was a perfect
2009 with Arizona. 14-for-14 with a 2.20 ERA in his final 29 outings of 2010.
> Made the Giants’ Opening Day roster as a non-roster > Made his Major League debut in relief on Aug. 19, 2007,
invitee to big league camp, after going 1-0 with a 1.69 tossing a scoreless inning vs. San Diego.
ERA (2er, 10.2ip) in 10 spring games. > Was named to the Texas League All-Star team in 2006
> Missed a few games at the end of August and beginning after going 8-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 20 starts for double-A
of September with bicep tendinitis in his right arm. Corpus Christi.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Split 2013 between the Royals and Angels, going a > Married (Liany)…son (Aaron).
combined 1-5 with a 4.23 ERA (26er, 55.1ip) in 53 relief
appearances.
> Was designated for assignment by the Royals on July 14
and acquired off waivers by Los Angeles-AL on July 24.
> Missed a majority of 2011 and the first half of 2012 after
undergoing “Tommy John” surgery on his right elbow.

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Juan Carlos Gutierrez
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2001 VSL Astros-R 1-0 1.78 10 3 0 0 4 25.1 23 8 5 0 0 8 17 0 0
GUTIERREZ

2002 VSL Astros-R 3-2 2.13 13 7 0 0 1 38.0 35 14 9 0 7 12 28 6 1


2003 Martinsville-R 1-2 4.76 16 3 0 0 2 34.0 42 22 18 2 5 13 30 7 1
2004 Greeneville-R 8-2 3.70 13 13 0 0 0 65.2 74 31 27 4 7 30 59 6 0
2005 Lexington-A 9-5 3.21 22 21 1 0 0 120.2 106 55 43 10 10 43 100 7 2
Salem-A 1-1 3.00 3 2 0 0 0 12.0 10 4 4 1 0 8 9 0 0
2006 Corpus Christi-AA 8-4 3.04 20 20 0 0 0 103.2 94 39 35 10 5 34 106 4 0
2007 Round Rock-AAA 5-10 4.15 26 25 0 0 0 156.0 154 84 72 17 2 63 108 6 1
Houston 1-1 5.91 7 3 0 0 0 21.1 25 14 14 3 0 6 16 1 0
2008 Tucson-AAA 5-11 6.09 25 22 0 0 0 116.2 152 94 79 11 5 44 87 5 1
2009 Arizona 4-3 4.06 65 0 0 0 9 71.0 67 33 32 2 3 30 66 5 0
2010 Arizona 0-6 5.08 58 0 0 0 15 56.2 55 33 32 13 4 23 47 1 0
2011 Arizona 0-0 5.40 20 0 0 0 0 18.1 22 16 11 3 1 9 23 0 0
2012 AZ Royals-R 0-1 17.36 4 4 0 0 0 4.2 11 10 9 2 0 1 6 2 1
NW Arkansas-AA 0-0 9.00 5 0 0 0 3 5.0 8 5 5 2 0 2 5 0 0
Omaha-AAA 0-1 8.18 10 0 0 0 0 11.0 13 10 10 2 0 3 7 1 0
2013 Kansas City 0-1 3.38 25 0 0 0 0 29.1 30 13 11 2 1 8 17 1 0
Los Angeles-AL 1-4 5.19 28 0 0 0 0 26.0 26 16 15 3 0 12 28 2 0
2014 San Francisco 1-2 3.96 61 0 0 0 0 63.2 60 30 28 7 2 16 44 1 0
Minor Totals 41-39 4.11 167 120 1 0 10 692.2 722 376 316 61 41 261 562 44 7
A.L. Totals 1-5 4.23 53 0 0 0 0 55.1 56 29 26 5 1 20 45 3 0
N.L. Totals 6-12 4.56 211 3 0 0 24 231.0 229 126 117 28 10 84 196 8 0
M.L. Totals 7-17 4.49 264 3 0 0 24 286.1 285 155 143 33 11 104 241 11 0

GUTIERREZ’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .000 204 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 5 0-0 3 .000 .000
LAST HOME RUN: None

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 4/4)
■ Signed by Houston as a non-drafted free agent, December 14, 2000; signed by Andres Reiner, Pablo Torrealba and
Rafael Lara (Astros scouts)
■ Acquired by Arizona along with RHP Chad Qualls and INF Chris Burke in exchange for RHP Jose Valverde, December
14, 2007
■ Signed by Kansas City as a minor league free agent, December 20, 2011
■ Signed by San Francisco as a minor league free agent, January 16, 2014
■ Signed by San Francisco as a minor league free agent, December 22, 2014

DISABLED LIST
■ August 3-18, 2010 (right shoulder inflammation; 15-day DL)
■ May 24-August 11, 2011 (right shoulder inflammation; 60-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No Complete Games
Pitcher .884 264 14 24 5 43 1 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 6.0, Sept. 19, 2007 vs. MIL (w/HOU)
Reliever: 2.2, July 25, 2014 vs. LAD (w/SF)
■ Most Strikeouts: 5 (2x), last: April 19, 2009 at SF (w/ARI)
■ Winning Streak: 2 games, July 21-23, 2009 (w/ARI)
■ Losing Streak: 10 games, April 16, 2010-Aug. 18, 2013
■ Scoreless Streak: 10.1 innings, May 24-June 13, 2014 (w/SF)

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Cody Hall
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 59

HALL
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-4 220 R R
Full name : Cody Kevin Hall
Birthdate : Januar y 6, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age : 27
Birthplace : Savannah, Georgia
Resides : Greenwell Spring, Louisiana
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Selected in the 19th round of
the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Cody on Twitter @C_Hall18

2014 SEASON most in the league…strained his oblique on May 24 and


> Spent the entire campaign with double-A Richmond, going was placed on the disabled list…was promoted to San
1-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 47 relief appearances. Jose (A+) on Aug. 8.
> Opened the season in a platoon with Derek Law (Tommy
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
John surgery) in the Squirrels’ closer role…upon Law’s
elbow injury, the Squirrels employed a platoon between > Attended Southern University, where he finished his
Hall and Hunter Strickland in the closer’s role…Strickland career with a 4.02 ERA, going 6-4 with five saves in 35
eventually assumed the role before Hall earned it back appearances…he pitched 85.1 innings and had 96 strike-
when Strickland was promoted to San Francisco. outs.
> Missed 26 games due to arm fatigue from Aug. 3-30. > Was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 35th round of the
> Worked as a closer in the winter league and put up spec- 2010 draft, but did not sign.
tacular numbers, posted a perfect 0.00 ERA in 17.1 innings > Drafted by the Giants in the 19th round of the 2011 draft.
with just six hits allowed, 16 strikeouts and a league-high > Spent one season at Baton Rouge Community College
12 saves. (2009) before transferring to Southern.
> Is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Has converted 46 of 58 career save opportunities.
> Began the 2013 season in San Jose (A+) and went 2-0
with two saves and a slim 1.34 ERA over 33.2 innings…
was invited to play in the Arizona Fall League.
> Named to the South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star
team in 2012, Hall posted 20 saves in the SAL, the second-

CODY KEVIN HALL


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 Salem-Keizer-A 3-1 2.63 23 0 0 0 4 27.1 21 8 8 1 4 19 42 5 0
2012 Augusta-A 3-0 1.60 36 0 0 0 20 39.1 39.1 7 7 0 5 12 54 1 0
San Jose-A 1-1 3.24 9 0 0 0 1 8.1 12 6 3 0 0 4 10 0 0
2013 San Jose-A 2-0 1.34 26 0 0 0 2 33.2 15 8 5 2 1 7 48 2 0
Richmond-AA 2-2 2.39 20 0 0 0 8 26.1 17 8 7 4 2 8 27 1 0
2014 Richmond-AA 1-4 3.14 47 0 0 0 11 51.2 42 18 18 3 0 14 57 1 1
Minor Totals 12-8 2.31 161 0 0 0 46 186.2 143 55 48 10 12 64 238 10 1
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Drafted by Detroit in the 35th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign
■ Drafted by San Francisco in the 19th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Hugh Walker

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Chris Heston
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 53
HESTON

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-3 195 R R
Full name : Christopher L. Heston
Birthdate : April 10, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age : 26
Birthplace : Palm Bay, Florida
Resides : Palm Bay, Florida
M.L. Ser vice : 27 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the 12th round of
the 2009 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Chris on Twitter @Hesto23

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 13, 2014 vs. Los Angeles-NL

2014 SEASON PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS


> Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on Sept. > Nicknamed “Hesto Presto” by his teammates.
2. > Graduated from Bayside (FL) High School.
> Made his Major League debut on Sept. 13 vs. Los > Attended Seminole Community College and East Carolina
Angeles-NL, tossing 1.0-scoreless inning of relief in the University.
9th inning. > Went 8-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 107.2 innings pitched in two
> Made his first career Major League start on Sept. 28 vs. seasons at Seminole Community College.
San Diego...allowed three earned runs in 4.0 innings. > Named first-team All-Conference USA and Conference
> Went 12-9 with a 3.38 ERA (65er, 173.0ip) in 28 starts for USA Newcomer-of-the-Year in 2009.
the Grizzlies, leading the team with 17 quality starts. > Went 7-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 15 starts with East Carolina
in 2009…led Conference USA in strikeouts (88) in 2009.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Was selected by Minnesota in the 47th round of the 2007
> Was designated for assignment on July 13th, 2013 to June draft and by Washington in the 29th round of the
clear a 40-man roster space for outfielder Jeff Francoeur 2008 June draft, but did not sign.
and was released on July 21…cleared waivers and was
re-signed to a minor league contract with the Giants on
July 24.
> Spent the entire 2012 campaign with double-A Richmond,
going 9-8 with a 2.24 ERA in 25 starts en route to being
named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year.
> In 2012, he led the Eastern League in ERA (2.24) and WHIP
(1.10)…finished fifth among all full-season minor league
leaders in ERA…it marked the second-lowest ERA in
Flying Squirrels’ franchise history (Eric Surkamp, 2.02 in
2011).
> Was named to the Western Division Eastern League mid-
season All-Star team and was named as the right-handed
starting pitcher on the Eastern League postseason All-Star
team in 2012.
> Was also named as Flying Squirrels’ Pitcher of the Year
and was selected to the Topps double-A All-Star team in
‘12.
> Added to the Giants’ 40-man roster in November 2012.
> After an up-and-down year in 2010 with Augusta, Heston
led the San Jose Giants (A+) in ERA (3.16), while tying for
second in wins (12) in 2011 and was named a CAL League
mid-season All-Star.

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christopher l. heston
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2009 ARL Giants-R 1-5 4.11 11 6 0 0 0 35.0 30 19 16 0 4 10 34 2 2
2010 Augusta-A 5-13 3.75 26 26 1 0 0 148.2 161 83 62 6 9 33 124 12 1

HESTON
2011 San Jose-A 12-4 3.16* 24 24 1 0 0 151.0 144 64 53 10 8 40 131 7 0
2012 Richmond-AA 9-8 2.24* 25 25 1 0 0 148.2 124 43 37 2 4 40 135 12 0
2013 Fresno-AAA 7-6 5.80 19 19 1 1 0 108.2 129 75 70 14 9 46 97 8 1
2014 Fresno-AAA 12-9 3.38 28 28 1 1 0 173.0 152 76 65 16 9 51 125 11 0
San Francisco 0-0 5.06 3 1 0 0 0 5.1 6 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 0
Minor Totals 46-45 3.57 133 128 5 2 0 765.0 740 360 303 48 43 220 646 52 4
M.L. Totals 0-0 5.06 3 1 0 0 0 5.1 6 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 0
*Led League

HESTON’S M.L. BATTING


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .000 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 .000
.000
LAST HOME RUN: None

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 1/3)

■ Selected by San Francisco in the 12th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Pat Portugal

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: No career complete games
Pitcher .--- 3 0 0 0 0 0 ■ CG Shutout: No career complete game shutouts
■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 4.0, Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
Reliever: 1.0, Sept. 13, 2014 vs. LAD
■ Most Strikeouts: 2 (2x), last: Sept. 28, 2014 vs. SD
■ Winning Streak: No career wins
■ Losing Streak: No career losses
■ Scoreless Streak: 1.1 innings, Sept. 13-24, 2014

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Brandon Hicks
INFIELDER 21
HICKS

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 215 R R
Full name : Brandon Ryan Hicks
Birthdate : September 14, 1985
2015 Opening Day Age : 29
Birthplace : Houston, Texas
Resides : Pasadena, Texas
M.L. Ser vice : 1 year, 151 days
Became a Giant : Re-signed as a minor league
free agent on December 14, 2014
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: May 5, 2010 at Washington (w/ATL)
> First MLB hit: May 1, 2011 vs. St. Louis (single off LHP Jaime Garcia) (w/ATL)
> First MLB home run: July 18, 2012 vs. Texas (solo HR off LHP Michael Kirkman) (w/OAK)

2014 SEASON > Became the fourth player in Athletics history to hit a
> Appeared in 71 games with San Francisco, hitting .162 game-ending home run for his first major league home
(33-for-204) with eight home runs and 22 RBI. run.
> Made his second career Opening Day roster (also made > Was claimed off waivers by Oakland on March 13 and
Atlanta’s Opening Day roster in 2011). spent most of the year with triple-A Sacramento of the
> Started 56 of the Giants’ first 73 games at second base. Pacific Coast League.
> Hit a career high eight home runs after entering the year > Opened the 2011 season on the Major League roster for
with three career homers. the first time in his career and appeared in 12 games for
> 15 of his 33 hits went for extra bases (six doubles, a triple, Atlanta.
and eight home runs). > Collected his first big league hit and RBI as a pinch hitter
> Recorded his second career walk-off home run on April 27 May 1 against St. Louis off LHP Jaime Garcia, with a
vs. Cleveland and his first since July 18, 2012 vs. Texas single in the bottom of the fifth inning.
(off Michael Kirkman). > Made his Major League debut as a pinch runner May 5 at
> Hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Los Angeles’ Clayton Washington.
Kershaw in the 7th inning on May 11 to propel the Giants’ > Was named to the Carolina (A) League mid-season and
to a victory. post-season All-Star teams in 2008.
> Did not record a hit in his last 25 at-bats with the Giants. > Named the Top Defensive Shortstop in the league by
> Was designated for assignment July 11 and after clearing Baseball America.
waivers, he was outrighted to triple-A on July 14.
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Hit .218 (29-for-133) with 11 doubles and six home runs in
41 games with triple-A Fresno. > Attended San Jacinto Junior (TX) before transferring to
Texas A&M University.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Helped the Aggies win the 2007 Big 12 tournament and
> Spent the majority of 2013 with the triple-A Las Vegas the NCAA regional tournament in his junior year.
51s, batting .283 (90-for-318) with 11 home runs and 49
RBI in 95 games.
> In 2012, he was with Oakland on two separate occasions:
June 23 to August 2 and then again from September 1
until the end of the season.
> Hit his first big league home run on July 18 against Texas,
a “walk-off” home run off Michael Kirkman in the bottom
of the ninth inning in the A’s 4-3 victory.

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BRANDON RYAN HICKS
Year Club AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2007 Danville-R .224 18 58 14 13 3 1 3 13 1 1 2 12-0 18 1-2 2 .466 .370
Rome-A .313 37 128 26 40 11 0 4 15 0 1 1 27-2 26 5-3 6 .492 .433

HICKS
2008 Mississippi-AA .241 16 54 9 13 3 1 1 7 1 1 1 7-0 17 0-0 1 .389 .333
Myrtle Beach-A .234 93 342 68 80 23 2 19 56 3 2 8 45-1 122 14-3 18 .480 .335
2009 Mississippi-AA .237 128 464 63 110 25 4 10 48 8 4 5 53-0 131 17-1 28 .373 .319
2010 Atlanta .000 16 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 2 0-0 0 .000 .167
Gwinnett-AAA .211 77 261 27 55 9 1 7 22 1 0 5 20-1 74 10-6 20 .333 .280
2011 Atlanta .048 17 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 9 0-0 2 .048 .091
Gwinnett-AAA .252 104 361 52 91 14 1 18 50 2 0 3 41-0 137 8-3 13 .446 .333
2012 Sacramento-AAA .244 90 328 61 80 26 3 18 61 0 1 7 47-0 115 5-4 9 .506 .350
Oakland .172 22 64 8 11 5 0 3 7 0 0 0 6-0 31 1-0 3 .391 .243
2013 St. Lucie-A .250 2 8 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 .375 .250
Las Vegas-AAA .283 95 318 57 90 12 4 11 49 3 1 3 29-1 111 9-2 15 .450 .348
2014 San Francisco .162 71 204 27 33 6 1 8 22 3 1 2 32-3 77 0-1 5 .319 .280
Fresno-AAA .218 41 133 18 29 11 0 6 17 1 0 4 14-0 49 0-0 4 .436 .311
Minor Totals .246 701 2455 396 603 138 17 97 340 20 11 39 295-5 802 69-24 116 .434 .335
M.L. Totals .153 126 294 43 45 11 1 11 39 3 1 2 40-3 119 1-1 10 .310 .258
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(OPTIONS USED: 3/3)

■ Selected by Atlanta in the third round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft; signed by John Barron.
■ Claimed off waivers by Oakland on March 13, 2012
■ Acquired by New York-NL in exchange for cash considerations on November 26, 2012
■ Signed by San Francisco as a minor league free agent on November 19, 2013
■ Signed by San Francisco as a minor league free agent on December 14, 2014

DISABLED LIST
■ Sept. 20, 2010 - end of the season (fractured right index finger; 60-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4, April 23, 2014 at COL (w/SF)
1st Base 1.000 2 4 1 0 5 1 ■ Runs: 2 (4x), last: June 6, 2014 vs. NYM (w/SF)
2nd Base .983 63 108 183 5 296 47 ■ Doubles: 2, April 4, 2014 at LAD (w/SF)
3rd Base .833 9 0 5 1 6 0 ■ Triples: 1, June 6, 2014 vs. NYM (w/SF)
Shortstop .947 24 27 44 4 75 6 ■ Home Runs: 1 (11x), last: May 23, 2014 vs. MIN (w/SF)
Outfield .--- 1 0 0 0 0 0
■ RBI: 3, April 27, 2014 vs. CLE (w/SF)
■ Walks: 2 (7x), last: June 17, 2014 at CWS (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 1, July 29, 2012 at BAL (w/OAK)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 3 games (3x), last: May 10-12, 2014 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (0) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
■ 3-HR Games (0) ■ Game Ending (2)
■ Grand Slams (0) July 18, 2012 vs. TEX (off Michael Kirkman) (w/OAK)
■ Pinch-Hit (1) April 27, 2014 vs, CLE (off Cody Allen) (w/SF)
April 3, 2014 vs. ARI (off Josh Collmenter) (w/SF) ■ Leadoff (0)

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Tim Hudson
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 17
HUDSON

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-1 174 R R
Full name : Timothy Adam Hudson
Birthdate : July 14, 1975
2015 Opening Day Age : 39
Birthplace : Columbus, Georgia
Resides : Auburn, Alabama
M.L. Ser vice : 15 years, 119 days
Became a Giant : Signed as a free agent on
Nov. 19, 2013
Contract Status : Signed through 2015 (signed
two-year contract)

> World Series champion (2014 Giants)


> MLB All-Star (2000, 2004, 2010, 2014)
> NL Comeback Player of the Year (2010)
> MLB Hutch Award winner (2010)
> MLB debut: June 8, 1999 at San Diego (w/OAK)
> First MLB win: June 13, 1999 vs. Los Angeles-NL (w/OAK)
> First MLB hit (as a batter): June 8, 1999 at San Diego (single off LHP Heath Murray)
> First MLB home run (as a batter): Sept. 12, 2009 at St. Louis (two-run HR off RHP Kyle Lohse)
> Finished second in the American League Cy Young voting in 2000
> Led the American League in wins in 2000 (20)
> Underwent “Tommy John” surgery in August 2008
> American League Pitcher of the Month: September 2000
> National League Pitcher of the Month: August 2010
> Player of the Week: Sept. 9-15, 2002 (AL); April 9-15, 2007 (NL); April 29-May 5, 2013 (NL)
> Set a Giants franchise record by pitching 30.0 innings w/o issuing a walk to start the ‘14 season
> 2000th career strikeout: August 27, 2014 vs. Colorado (Franklin Morales)
> Became the oldest pitcher to start a Game 7 of the World Series on Oct. 29, 2014 at Kansas City
> Enters the 2015 season with the most wins among active pitchers (214)

2014 SEASON > Averaged just 3.61 runs per game, the lowest total of his
> Veteran right-hander completed his 16th big league sea- career, the lowest among Giants starters and the 12th-
son, his first with the Giants, by going 9-13 with a 3.57 lowest in the NL.
ERA in 31 starts. > Faced 373 right-handed batters and walked just 10 (one
> Went 7-2 with a 1.81 ERA and .223 opponents batting every 37.3 PA).
average against in his first 13 starts, with the Giants going > Induced 335 groundballs, the second-most in the NL
11-2 in those outings...however, then went 2-11 with a behind Cincinnati’s Mike Leake (349).
5.13 ERA and .308 average against in his last 18 starts, > Allowed opponents to steal 15 of 18 bases off him
with San Francisco going just 6-12. (83.3%), tied with San Diego’s Eric Stults for the third-
> Suffered his first losing season (record-wise) of his career highest stolen base pct. among NL pitchers (Roberto
in 18 professional seasons and his 13 losses were the Hernandez, 88.5%, Mike Leake, 85.7%).
most of his career. > Set the Giants franchise record (since 1900) for most
> His opponents’ batting average against of .270 was the innings to start a season without a walk at 30.0 innings...
third-highest of his career (.273 in 2006 and .295 in 2009) had faced 115 batters before the Indians’ Carlos Santana
and ranked as the ninth-highest among NL pitchers... drew a two-out walk in the 1st inning on April 25.
allowed 9.46 hits per 9.0 innings, the sixth-highest mark > Placed his name alongside Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland
in the NL. Alexander and the Yankees’ Tiny Bonham as the only
> Allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL pitchers in the last 101 years to start a season with at
(1.62)...his 34 walks allowed were the fewest of his career least four walk-less starts of 7.0 innings or more.
in a full season. > Fashioned a 1.81 ERA through his first 13 starts of the

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season...that was the lowest ERA for a Giants pitcher in > Was the recipient of the 2010 Hutch Award for his out-
his first 13 starts with the team and with those 13 starts standing community service.
all coming in his first season with the team since 1912. > Was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for
> Was named to his fourth career All-Star team as a August, 2010...over six starts, he went 4-0 with a 1.71

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replacement for LHP Madison Bumgarner, who wasn’t ERA.
eligible to pitch because he threw the Sunday before > Made just seven starts in the 2009 season as he was still
the break...marked his first All-Star nod since 2010 with recovering from “Tommy John” surgery.
the Braves (was also an All-Star in 2000 and 2004 with > Hit his first career home run on Sept. 12, 2009 at St. Louis
Oakland). off Kyle Lohse.
> Had the highest ERA (8.72) in the month of September > On November 11, 2009, agreed to terms on a three-year
among any pitcher with at least 20.0 innings pitched... contract extension through 2012, with a club option for
overall, went 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA (21er, 21.2ip) in five 2013 with Atlanta.
Sept. starts. > Went on the DL July 27, 2008 to the end of the season
> Went just 2-for-53 (.038) at the plate, the lowest batting and had successful “Tommy John” surgery performed on
average of his career while in a National League uniform... his right elbow by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL on
his two hits were his fewest in a season (min. 10 ABs)... Aug. 8.
had hit .100 or higher in each of his previous seven sea- > Made his first career regular season relief appearance
sons...was hitless in his last 40 at-bats, the second-most July 13, 2008 at San Diego (1.0 ip) after making 300 career
consecutive hitless at-bats in the NL behind the Pirates’ starts.
Edinson Volquez (42). > Was forced to leave his start on June 9, 2007 vs. Chicago-
> Underwent ankle surgery Jan. 2 to remove bone spurs NL after taking a Jacque Jones liner off his left shin;
from his right ankle…recovery time is eight weeks. The X-rays were negative...took a line drive off his left wrist
surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, (off the bat of Josh Bard) to lead off the inning...finished
North Carolina. the inning, and X-rays were taken after he came out of the
> Hudson started experiencing increased discomfort as he game (negative).
was ramping up his offseason workouts. > Had a successful first season with the Braves in 2005,
despite missing 28 team games with a strained left
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS oblique muscle...went 14-9 with a 3.52 ERA and managed
> Missed the last two-plus months of the 2013 season after to work 192.0 innings in his 29 starts.
the Mets’ Eric Young Jr., who was trying to beat a throw > Was placed on the disabled list on June 16, 2005, retroac-
to first base, accidentally stepped on Hudson’s leg above tive to June 14, with a strained left oblique muscle.
the ankle, resulting in a fracture that ended his season. > His strikeout of Tom Glavine in the 6th inning was the
> Underwent surgery July 26, 2013 to repair a fractured 1,000th of his career on Sept. 7, 2005 vs. New York-NL.
fibula and torn deltoid ligament in his right angle… > On March 1, 2005, he signed a four-year contract exten-
the procedure was performed by Dr. Marvin Royster in sion through 2009 with a club option for 2010.
Atlanta, GA. > Came to Atlanta via trade from Oakland on Dec. 16, 2004.
> On April 30th, 2013, earned his 200th career win to > Was named to his second AL All-Star in 2004 team but did
become the 110th pitcher in MLB history to reach 200 not pitch, as he was on the DL (strained left oblique).
wins. > Was 7-3 with a 2.98 ERA (36 ER in 108.2 IP) over his first
> Spent most of the 2012 Spring Training and the first month 15 starts of the 2004 season when he was placed on the
of the season recovering from surgery to repair a herni- 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 23 with a left
ated disc in his back (Nov. 28, 2011). oblique strain...was reinstated from the DL on Aug. 7 and
> In his seventh season with Atlanta in 2011, he led the went 5-3 with a 4.28 ERA (38 ER in 80.0 IP) in 12 starts
Braves pitching staff for the second consecutive season following his return.
with 16 wins (2010, 17) and 215.0 innings pitched (2010, > Led the A’s in wins, ERA, innings and strikeouts and tied
228.2ip). for the lead in shutouts in 2003.
> Hit his second career home run, a two-run shot to left > Made his first Opening Day start in 2001, becoming the
field, on June 20, 2011 vs. Toronto off Ricky Romero. ninth different pitcher in nine years to start an opener for
> Had his best game of the 2011 season, and one of the the A’s.
best of his career, on June 20 vs. Toronto...pitched 8.0 > In 2000, became the seventh 20-game winner in Oakland
scoreless innings and hit a two-run homer in the Braves’ history (15th time) by winning the A’s final game of the
2-0 win over the Blue Jays...according to the Elias Sports season, the AL West Division clinching 3-0 win over TEX
Bureau, in the last 40 seasons, only four other individuals on Oct. 1.
pitched in a game and hit a home run that accounted for > Tied Toronto’s David Wells for the AL lead with 20 wins
all of that game’s runs: Bob Welch (1983 Dodgers), Odalis and was one of four 20-game winners in the Majors.
Perez (2002 Dodgers), Brad Hennessey (2005 Giants) and > Was named to his first AL All-Star team and finished
Yovani Gallardo (2009 Brewers). second in the AL Cy Young balloting to Pedro Martinez.
> Was named to his third career All-Star team and first as a > Became the first Oakland pitcher to win 20 games since
National Leaguer in 2010. Bob Welch (27-6) and Dave Stewart (22-11) in 1990...was
> Named the 2010 National League Comeback Player of the the first Oakland 20-game winner that was drafted by the
Year…underwent “Tommy John” surgery on Aug. 8, 2008 A’s since Mike Norris went 22-9 in 1980.
and made just seven starts in 2009.

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> Led the Majors with a .769 winning percentage…had a > Became the sixth-winningest pitcher in MLB history
21-4 career record after his first 25 decisions...accord- before making his first World Series start in Game 3 on
ing to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the fifth starting Oct. 24, 2014 vs. Kansas City...had won 214 regular sea-
pitcher in history to post a 21-4 record over his first 25 son games in his career...among pitchers who played their
HUDSON

decisions, joining King Cole (1909-10), Whitey Ford (1950, entire careers in the Live Ball Era (since 1920), only Jamie
53), Vida Blue (1969-71) and Juan Guzman (1991-92). Moyer won more regular season games before starting his
> Took a no-hitter into the 7th inning on April 4 against first World Series game in 2008 (Elias).
Detroit before Tony Clark doubled with one out.
> Lasted just 2.1 innings on April 20 at Cleveland as he was > Waited 16 years for his first World Series chance and
removed after being hit in the chest by a Roberto Alomar wound up with a loss in Game 3 vs. Kansas City on Oct.
line drive in the 3rd inning; suffered a right chest contu- 24, 2014, tossing 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on
sion but did not miss a turn. four hits of a 3-2 defeat.
> Made his first All-Star Game appearance on July 11 at > Went just 2-for-53 (.038) at the plate, the lowest batting
Atlanta and retired the side in order in the 8th inning. average of his careAt 39 years, 102 days old, Hudson
> Ended up going 5-0 with a 1.69 ERA in five September became the second-oldest pitcher to make his World
starts and was named American League Pitcher of the Series debut as a starter, behind Jamie Moyer, who was
Month...finished the season with a seven-game winning 45 years, 342 days old when he started Game Three of the
streak. 2008 World Series (Elias).
> Was named AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1999 by > Started the decisive Game 7 of the World Series at Kansas
Sporting News and finished fifth in the BBWAA Rookie of City on Oct. 29, 2014…at 39 years, 107 days old, Hudson
the Year balloting. was 15 days older than the previous elder statesman of
> Selected from triple-A Vancouver on June 7 and led the Game 7 starters, Roger Clemens, who set the mark with a
team with 132 strikeouts in 21 starts with the A’s. no-decision for the Yankees against the D-Backs in a 2001
> Led all AL rookies in ERA (min. 100 IP) and won-loss per- loss.
centage (min. 10 decisions), ranked second in strikeouts > At 39, he became the oldest pitcher to start a winner-take-
and tied for second in wins...averaged 8.71 strikeouts per all World Series game.
nine innings.
> Made his Major League debut on June 8, 1999 at San PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
Diego and had a no decision in the A’s 5-3 loss...struck out > He and his wife, Kim, reside in Auburn, AL, and have two
an A’s season-high 11 batters in just 5.0 innings, setting an daughters, Kennedie and Tess, and one son, Kade.
Oakland record for strikeouts in a Major League debut; fell > Founded the Hudson Family Foundation in June of 2009...
one short of the franchise record and AL record of 12 set the foundation, which seeks to make a positive and long
by Elmer Myers of the Philadelphia A’s on Oct. 6, 1915... lasting impact in the lives of children who have a genuine
the 11 strikeouts tied the Oakland rookie record set by need for assistance with regard to a specific physical,
Rick Langford on Aug. 13, 1977 at Baltimore and matched emotional or financial circumstance, has raised over
by Willie Adams on July 26, 1996 at Toronto. $400,000 for children and families in need throughout
> Recorded his first Major League win in his second start, a Georgia & Alabama.
9-3 victory over LA on June 13, 1999 (7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, > Graduated from Glenwood HS in Phenix City, AL, in 1993.
2 BB, 8 K). > Attended Auburn University and majored in health promo-
tion.
POSTSEASON CAREER > Named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
> 16-year veteran won his first World Series ring in 2014 as a senior in 1997...named to the All-SEC team as an
with the Giants after having never advanced past the outfielder and a pitcher, as he hit .396 with 18 HRs and
Divisional Round prior to the 2014 season...Hudson’s 95 RBI while posting a 15-2 record, a 2.97 ERA and 165
teams had appeared in six Division Series, and his teams strikeouts...earned first team All-America honors from
had never advanced in any of them...that was tied with Baseball America as a utility player...tied for the NCAA
Ellis Burks and Ramon Hernandez for the most appear- lead in wins, ranked third in strikeouts and was ninth in
ances in an LDS without a series win in MLB history. RBI.
> Is 1-4 with a 3.69 ERA in 14 games/13 starts in his post- > Was the 2004 recipient of the Jim “Catfish” Hunter
season career. Award, given annually to the A’s player who best exempli-
> His lone postseason win came with the A’s in 2001 in fies the courageous, competitive and inspirational spirit
Game 2 of the Division Series at New York-AL on Oct. 11 demonstrated by the A’s late Hall of Fame pitcher.
(8.0ip, 6h, 0r)…since then, has gone 0-3 with a 4.22 ERA > In February 2010, was inducted into the Auburn Baseball
over his last 12 games/11 postseason starts. Wall of Fame, along with Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas and
> On Oct. 14, 2014 vs. St. Louis, he made his first career Gregg Olson.
start in the National League Championship Series after
tossing more than 3,000 innings in the regular season...
according to Stats, Inc., only two other pitchers had
amassed more regular season innings before making their
first start in the LCS - Chuck Finley (3,197.1) and Juan
Marichal (3,071.2).

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timothy adam hudson
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
1997 Southern Oregon A’s-A 3-1 2.51 8 4 0 0 0 28.2 12 8 8 0 1 15 37 3 2
1998 Modesto-A 4-0 1.67 8 5 0 0 0 37.2 19 10 7 0 2 18 48 2 1

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Huntsville-AA 10-9 4.54 22 22 2 0 0 134.2 136 84 68 13 13 71 104 13 1
1999 Midland-AA 3-0 0.50 3 3 0 0 0 18.0 9 1 1 0 0 3 18 0 0
1999 Vancouver-AAA 4-0 2.20 8 8 0 0 0 49.0 38 16 12 2 1 21 61 2 0
1999 Oakland 11-2 3.23 21 21 1 0 0 136.1 121 56 49 8 4 62 132 6 0
2000 Oakland *20-6 4.14 32 32 2 2 0 202.1 169 100 93 24 7 82 169 7 0
2001 Oakland 18-9 3.37 35 35* 3 0 0 235.0 216 100 88 20 6 71 181 9 1
2002 Oakland 15-9 2.98 34 34 4 2 0 238.1 237 87 79 19 8 62 152 7 1
2003 Oakland 16-7 2.70 34 34 3 2* 0 240.0 197 84 72 15 10 61 162 6 0
2004 Sacramento-AAA 0-0 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 3 2 0
Oakland 12-6 3.53 27 27 3 2* 0 188.2 194 82 74 8 12 44 103 4 1
2005 Atlanta 14-9 3.52 29 29 2 0 0 192.0 194 79 75 20 9 65 115 4 0
2006 Atlanta 13-12 4.86 35 35 2 1 0 218.1 235 129 118 25 9 79 141 7 0
2007 Atlanta 16-10 3.33 34 34 1 1 0 224.1 221 87 83 10 8 53 132 5 2
2008 Atlanta 11-7 3.17 23 22 1 1 0 142.0 125 53 50 11 2 40 85 3 1
2009 Myrtle Beach-A 0-1 5.79 2 2 0 0 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 0 2 3 0 0
Gwinnett-AAA 1-0 3.38 4 4 0 0 0 18.2 24 7 7 0 0 2 11 0 0
Atlanta 2-1 3.61 7 7 0 0 0 42.1 49 17 17 4 0 13 30 0 0
2010 Atlanta 17-9 2.83 34 34 1 0 0 228.2 189 74 72 20 9 74 139 5 0
2011 Atlanta 16-10 3.22 33 33 1 1 0 215.0 189 86 77 14 15* 56 158 10 0
2012 Rome-A 0-2 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 7.0 13 7 6 0 1 1 1 1 0
Gwinnett-AAA 2-0 0.84 2 2 0 0 0 10.2 8 2 1 0 0 5 8 0 0
Atlanta 16-7 3.62 28 28 1 1 0 179.0 168 77 72 12 9 48 102 3 0
2013 Atlanta 8-7 3.97 21 21 0 0 0 131.1 120 60 58 10 2 36 95 2 0
2014 San Francisco 9-13 3.57 31 31 1 0 0 189.1 199 86 75 15 7 34 120 2 0
Minor Totals 27-13 3.32 60 53 2 0 0 312.0 266 140 115 15 19 140 294 23 4
A.L. Totals 92-39 3.30 183 183 16 8 0 1240.2 1134 509 455 94 47 382 899 39 3
N.L. Totals 122-85 3.56 275 274 10 5 0 1762.1 1689 748 697 141 70 498 1117 41 3
M.L. Totals 214-124 3.45 458 457 26 13 0 3003.0 2823 1257 1152 235 117 880 2016 80 6
*Led League

HUDSON’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- 2014 .038 28 53 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 2-0 20 0-0 2 .038 .089
--- Career .158 275 575 32 91 17 1 3 41 64 2 2 25-0 179 0-0 13 .207 .195
LAST HOME RUN: April 30, 2013 vs. WAS (off Zach Duke) (w/ATL)

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2000 OAK vs. NYY 0-1 3.38 1 1 1 0 0 8.0 6 4 3 0 0 4 5 0 0
2001 OAK vs. NYY 1-0 0.93 2 1 0 0 0 9.2 8 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 0
2002 OAK vs. MIN 0-1 6.23 2 2 0 0 0 8.2 13 11 6 2 1 4 8 1 0
2003 OAK vs. BOS 0-0 3.52 2 2 0 0 0 7.2 10 3 3 2 0 1 6 0 0
2005 ATL vs. HOU 0-1 5.27 2 2 0 0 0 13.2 13 8 8 0 1 6 8 0 0
2010 ATL vs. SF 0-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 4 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0
2014 SF vs. WAS 0-0 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 7 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0
DS Totals 1-3 3.19 11 10 1 0 0 62.0 61 29 22 5 2 20 45 1 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. STL 0-0 5.68 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 7 4 4 1 1 0 5 0 0

WORLD SERIES SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. KC 0-1 6.14 2 2 0 0 0 7.1 7 5 5 0 1 2 3 0 0

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


Year Club, Site W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2000 AL, Atlanta 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2004 AL, Houston - Injured, Did Not Play -
2010 NL, Los Angeles-AL - Did Not Play -
2014 NL, Minnesota - Did Not Play -

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Selected by Oakland in the 35th round of the 1994 June free agent draft; did not sign
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■ Selected by Oakland in the sixth round of the 1997 June free agent draft; signed by John Poloni
■ Acquired by Atlanta from Oakland in exchange for RHP Juan Cruz, LHP Dan Meyer and OF Charles Thomas on Dec. 16, 2004
■ Signed a three-year extension through 2012, with an option for 2013, on Nov. 19, 2009
■ Signed with San Francisco as a free agent to a two-year contract on Nov. 19, 2013

DISABLED LIST
■ June 23-Aug. 7, 2004 (strained left oblique; 15-day DL)
■ June 14-July 16, 2005 (strained left oblique; 15-day)
■ July 27-Nov. 3, 2008 (strained right elbow/”Tommy John” surgery; 60-day DL)
■ Feb. 24-Sep. 1, 2009 (recovery from “Tommy John” surgery; 60-day DL)
■ April 3-29, 2012 (herniated disc; 15-day DL)
■ July 25-Oct. 31, 2013 (fractured right ankle; 60-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: 1 (3x), last: May 4, 2011 vs. MIL (w/ATL)
Pitcher .968 458 251 477 24 752 31 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: 9.0, (27x), last: June 5, 2012 at MIA (w/ATL)
Reliever: 1.0, July 13, 2008 at SD (w/ATL)
■ Most Strikeouts: 13, Aug. 28, 2010 vs. Florida (w/ATL)
■ Winning Streak: 9 games (3x), last: June 25-Aug. 20, 2007 (w/ATL)
■ Losing Streak: 6 games, May 10-June 22, 2013 (w/ATL)
■ Scoreless Streak: 22.0 innings, April 15-25, 2007 (w/ATL)

CAREER 10+ strikeout games: 12


■ 13, Aug. 28, 2010 vs. Florida ■ 10, April 30, 2000 at Minnesota
■ 12, April 25, 2007 at Florida ■ 10, Oct. 1, 2000 vs. Texas
■ 11, June 8, 1999 at San Diego ■ 10, Aug. 11, 2005 vs. San Francisco
■ 11, Sept. 10, 1999 at Tampa Bay ■ 10, May 16, 2006 vs. Florida
■ 11, April 7, 2001 vs. Anaheim ■ 10, May 2, 2008 vs. Cincinnati
■ 11, June 22, 2001 vs. Texas ■ 10, Sept. 17, 2011 vs. New York-NL

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• Grew up in rural Salem, Alabama, a blue-collar • Philanthropy is a huge part of their lives. It
town of hard-hats and truckers. It was so rural that can be traced to a night in Redding, California, in
cable television didn’t arrive until Hudson was 1999. Tim, a rookie at the time, was part of an A’s
well into high school. The four basic channels caravan that traveled through Northern California
rarely showed baseball. So as a kid Hudson wasn’t during the winter of 1999, visiting schools and other
so much a baseball fan as simply a kid who liked to community groups. Kim, on winter break from law
play. He didn’t collect baseball cards. He never had school, joined him. The caravan stopped for dinner
a poster of a ballplayer on his walls. He never emu- one night at an Applebee’s in Redding. At a nearby
lated favorite players on the mound or at the plate. table sat a dozen or so children and their parents.
He traveled to Phenix City, a suburb of Columbus, The children were clearly sick. Soon the newlywed
Georgia, to play Little League. “I remember kids couple was sitting with the kids, who were part of
talking about big leaguers and I didn’t know who the Greater Bay Area chapter of Make-A-Wish.
the hell they were talking about,’’ Hudson says. “I The Hudsons soon became involved in supporting
learned pretty quickly. But I remember once think- and fundraising for the group.
ing, ‘Who is this Don Mattingly guy?’ Everybody • When Hudson was traded to Atlanta, the couple
wanted Number 23 and I had no idea why.’’ not only joined the Georgia-Alabama Make-A-Wish
• Even if he could have gotten Major League chapter, Kim served on the Board of Directors and
games on television, Hudson figures he wouldn’t chaired the group’s annual Walk for Wishes. They
have watched much. “I was an outside kid,’’ he also supported other organizations that touched
says. He hunted and fished, and he played pickup the lives of children: the Aflac Cancer Center
baseball with seven or eight other kids in a pasture of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Anna’s
near his house. “Second base was a big cow turd,’’ Angel Fund, CURE Childhood Cancer, the Georgia
he says. Transplant Foundation and more.
• No one in the family had gone to college. Father • In 2009, they started the Hudson Family
Ronnie worked at a cardboard factory in addition Foundation. Its mission is to fill the gaps other
to construction jobs. Sue Hudson worked intermit- organizations aren’t designed to cover – picking
tently as a grocery cashier. Hudson’s brothers – 10 up costs not paid by health insurance, paying when
and 12 years older than Tim – went from high school a sick child’s parents have to miss work, finding
into jobs, marriages and kids. But the family felt Tim housing for families who have been evicted.
would be different. They could see it right from the • In 2000, his second full season in the big
start. He was small, but he did things on a baseball leagues, Tim persuaded his parents to retire. They
field other kids couldn’t. “I think they realized pretty were only in their 50s but had health issues. Kim and
early that this was an opportunity. This was my Tim had bought a house in Auburn, near their alma
ticket,’’ Hudson says. “They were always so dedi- mater, and when they moved to Tampa in 2002, they
cated to making sure that if this was what I wanted gave the house to Tim’s parents. Kim and Tim moved
to do that I was always at the practices, always had back to Auburn a few years later and bought a new
the equipment I needed, was never late for games.’’ house about a mile from Tim’s parents.
• Transferred to Auburn after two years at com- • Tim’s brothers manage his hunting plantation
munity college. In a history class he met Kim in Hurtsboro, Alabama, about 30 miles from their
Bruner, another transfer student. She was also from hometown of Salem. “I’ve got to pay somebody to
the country — rural Indiana. “Tim wasn’t a very keep it up, so it might as well be people I love and
good student, and he said to me one day, ‘You’re trust,’’ Tim says.
really smart, can you help me?’ ’’ Kim says, laugh- • Back in the Bay Area, they have reconnected
ing. with the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish chapter
• “We are like an opposites-attract story,’’ Kim with friends they had during Tim’s tenure with the
says. “I’m type A --an organizer, a thinker, a wor- A’s. He’s looking forward to introducing his two
rier. I worry about things I think may happen at older daughters to the doctor in San Ramon who
some point. Tim really doesn’t think past the end delivered them.
of his nose. He lives in the moment. He doesn’t fret • The Hudsons rented a home in San Francisco to
and worry. As frustrating as it can be at times, we give their children the experience of city life. “Our
complement each other. I see him in what I don’t kids have always lived in the suburbs,’’ Kim says.
see in myself.’’ “I want them experience something different. I think
• As Tim was drafted and went off to the pros, Kim their eyes will be open to some things.
attended law school. She practices law in Auburn • Three children: two girls — Kennedie (July
three days a week while running the family founda- 2001) and Tess (May 2004)— and a boy, Kade (April
tion. 2005).

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Travis Ishikawa
INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER 45
ISHIKAWA

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-3 220 L L
Full name : Travis Takashi Ishikawa
Birthdate : September 24, 1983
2015 Opening Day Age : 31
Birthplace : Seattle, Washington
Resides : San Jose, California
M.L. Ser vice : 4 years, 12 days
Became a Giant : Signed a minor league con-
tract, April 25, 2014
Contract Status : Signed through 2015

> World Series champion (2010, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: April 18, 2006 at Arizona
> First MLB hit: April 19, 2006 at Arizona (single off RHP Brandon Webb)
> First MLB home run: August 17, 2008 at Atlanta (two-run HR off RHP Charlie Morton)
> Hit a walk-off 3-run HR in Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS vs. St. Louis to help SF win the NL pennant

2014 SEASON on July 19…finished season with triple-A Charlotte.


> Ishikawa returned to San Francisco (was with the Giants’ > In 2012, Ishikawa signed with the Milwaukee Brewers,
organization from 2002-2011) inking a minor league who used him mainly as a pinch-hitter and defensive
contract in April after having spent parts of the last three replacement.
seasons with the Brewers, Orioles, Yankees and Pirates. > Had 2011 season limited to 56 games before undergoing
> Was on the Pirates’ Opening Day roster and appeared season-ending shoulder surgery.
in 15 games, batting .206, before being designated for > Served as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement for
assignment April 19. the Giants in 2010, and was designated for assignment
> Signed a minor league contract with the Giants on April 25 at the end of spring training in 2011, spending the entire
and spent most of the season with triple-A Fresno, batting season in the minor leagues.
.271 (65-for-240) with 34 runs scored, nine doubles, 11 > Was a member of San Francisco’s Opening Day roster in
home runs and 45 RBI in 71 games. 2009 for the first time in his career.
> Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July > Started 2009 as the Giants’ first baseman but failed to
29 and appeared in 47 games with SF, batting .274 (20x73) produce offensively and was replaced part of the season
with 18 RBI. by Ryan Garko…however, on defense he was third in the
> Hit .229 (11x48) with nine RBI in 14 starts for the Giants NL in fielding percentage, ranking third among National
(11 at 1st, three in left)...went 7-for-21 (.333) with six RBI League first basemen with a .996 fielding mark.
as a pinch-hitter. > Was named to the Topps Major League All-Rookie Team in
2009.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS > Became the first Giants rookie in 2009 to start at first base
on Opening Day since J.R. Phillips in 1995 and was the
> Spent most of the 2013 season in the minor leagues,
youngest starting first baseman (25 years, 195 days) since
though he played six games for the Baltimore Orioles and
Will Clark (25 years, 21 days) in 1989.
one game for the New York Yankees.
> Ranked eighth among National League rookies in runs,
> Began the 2013 season with Norfolk (Orioles’ AAA)
ninth in batting average, hits and RBI, tied for ninth in
after attending spring training as non-roster invitee with
home runs and 10th in total bases (126) in 2009.
Baltimore.
> Connected off Atlanta’s Charlie Morton for first career
> Had contract selected by Baltimore on June 18, 2013 and
home run on Aug. 17, 2008 at Turner Field.
made his Orioles debut that night (went 0-for-4 as the
> Made Major League debut on April 18, 2006 as a pinch
designated hitter).
hitter...singled off Arizona’s Brandon Webb for first big
> Was designated for assignment on June 29, 2013 and
league hit on April 19, 2006.
claimed off waivers by New York (AL) on July 7…went
0-for-2 in his only game with the Yankees on July 8 before
being designated for assignment on July 11...was out-
righted off the roster on July 13 and granted free agency
before signing a minor league contract with Chicago (AL)

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Players in MLB History to have his first walk-off
home run come in a postseason clinching game

ISHIKAWA
Player Team Series
Travis Ishikawa 2014 Giants LCS vs STL
Chris Burke 2005 Astros LDS vs ATL
Todd Pratt 1999 Mets LDS vs ARI
Bill Mazeroski 1960 Pirates WS vs NYY

> His Game 5 HR marked the second time in Giants fran-


POSTSEASON CAREER chise history that a walk-off sent the club to the World
> Has won a pair of World Series rings with the Giants in Series and first since Kenny Lofton singled home a run
2010 and in 2014. against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NLCS in 2002.
> Owns a career .245 batting average with one home run > Started in left field for the Giants throughout the 2014
and eight RBI in 26 postseason games. playoffs after having appeared in left just eight times in
> Will be remembered by Giants fans for hitting a walk-off his career during the regular season.
three-run home run to give the Giants their third National > His bases-loaded double in the 1st inning of Game 3 of
League pennant in five years by defeating the St. Louis the 2014 NLCS was the first three-RBI double in Giants
Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS on Oct. 16, 2014. postseason history.
> Became the fourth player in Major League history and the
first in NL history to hit a walk-off home run to send his PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
team to the World Series, joining DET’s Magglio Ordonez > Married (Rochelle)...has three children; sons Isaiah (June
in Game 7 of the 2006 ALCS, NYY’s Aaron Boone in Game 14, 2001) and Jordan (Sept. 29, 2010) and daughter Faith
7 of the 2003 ALCS and NYY’s Chris Chambliss in Game 5 Annabel (Sept. 24, 2008).
of the 1976 ALCS. > Is a 2002 graduate of Federal Way (WA) High School,
> It was the ninth series-clinching walk-off homer in MLB where he led the team to the Washington State 4A base-
postseason history and it was the first walk-off home run ball title in 2001 and a runner-up spot in 2002.
of Ishikawa’s big-league career, regular season or post- > His father, Alan, is third-generation Japanese...His great-
season…three of the previous eight players to hit series- grandfather emigrated from Japan to California to work on
deciding walk-off home runs had also never hit a walk-off the railroads.
homer in their major-league career up to that point: the
Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski (Game 7 of the 1960 World Series),
the Mets’ Todd Pratt (Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS) and the
Astros’ Chris Burke (Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS).
> Ishikawa’s homer was the second walk-off home run in
Giants postseason history, with the other being Dusty
Rhodes’ in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series vs. the
Indians.

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TRAVIS TAKASHI ISHIKAWA
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2002 AZL Giants-R .279 19 68 10 19 4 2 1 10 0 0 2 7-1 20 7-0 1 .364 .441
ISHIKAWA

Salem-Keizer-R .307 23 88 14 27 2 1 1 17 1 1 1 5-0 22 1-1 4 .347 .386


2003 Hagerstown-A .206 57 194 20 40 5 0 3 22 1 1 3 33-5 69 3-4 5 .329 .278
Salem-Keizer -R .254 66 248 53 63 17 4 3 31 0 1 5 44-0 77 0-0 11 .376 .391
2004 Hagerstown-A .256 97 355 59 91 19 2 15 54 1 1 11 45-0 110 10-5 5 .357 .448
San Jose-A .232 16 56 10 13 7 0 1 10 0 1 1 10-2 16 0-0 0 .353 .411
2005 San Jose-A .282 127 432 87 122 28 7 22 79 2 5 7 70-3 129 1-4 8 .387 .532
2006 San Francisco .292 12 24 1 7 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 1-0 6 0-0 0 .320 .500
Connecticut-AA .232 86 298 33 69 13 4 10 42 1 3 3 35-3 88 0-0 5 .316 .403
2007 Connecticut-AA .214 48 173 17 37 3 1 3 17 0 0 2 17-0 48 0-0 7 .292 .295
San Jose-A .268 56 198 35 53 15 1 13 34 0 1 4 19-0 78 0-0 7 .342 .551
2008 Connecticut-AA .289 64 232 34 67 16 0 8 45 2 4 2 36-3 45 10-4 4 .383 .461
Fresno-AAA .310 48 171 35 53 19 3 16 46 0 3 4 14-0 36 0-1 1 .370 .737
San Francisco .274 33 95 12 26 6 0 3 15 0 0 0 9-1 27 1-0 3 .337 .432
2009 San Francisco .261 120 326 49 85 10 2 9 39 1 2 4 30-3 89 2-2 3 .329 .387
2010 San Francisco .266 116 158 18 42 11 0 3 22 1 1 0 13-2 29 0-0 0 .320 .392
2011 Fresno-AAA .251 56 175 21 44 14 0 3 18 2 1 4 29-4 54 3-1 6 .368 .383
2012 Nashville-AAA .222 6 18 1 4 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 3-0 2 0-0 0 .333 .389
Milwaukee .257 94 152 19 39 12 1 4 30 4 1 4 13-3 42 0-0 2 .329 .428
2013 Norfolk-AAA .316 49 177 29 56 16 0 7 31 0 1 1 29-3 43 1-0 4 .413 .525
Baltimore .118 6 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 8 0-0 0 .167 .118
New York-AL .000 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 .000 .000
Charlotte-AAA .250 34 120 17 30 5 2 2 23 1 0 4 15-0 31 0-0 0 .353 .375
2014 Pittsburgh .206 15 34 2 7 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 3-0 11 0-0 1 .263 .382
Fresno-AAA .271 71 240 34 65 9 0 11 45 0 2 6 24-1 62 0-0 4 .349 .446
San Francisco .274 47 73 7 20 3 0 2 15 0 1 1 6-1 23 0-0 0 .333 .397
Minor Totals .263 923 3243 509 853 195 27 119 529 11 25 60 435-25 930 36-20 68 .358 .450
A.L. Totals .105 7 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 10 0-0 0 .105 .150
N.L. Totals .262 437 862 108 226 46 5 22 128 6 6 9 75-10 227 3-2 9 .404 .326
M.L. Totals .259 444 881 108 228 46 5 22 129 6 6 9 76-10 237 3-2 9 .322 .397
*Led League

W
ILD CARD SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2014 SF vs. PIT .000 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 0 .000 .333

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 SF vs. ATL .000 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 .000 .333
2014 SF vs. WAS .182 4 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 0 .182 .250
DS Totals .154 7 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0 1 0-0 0 .154 .267

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 SF vs. PHI .250 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 3 0-0 0 .250 .400
2014 SF vs. STL .385 5 13 1 5 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 1-0 3 0-0 0 .769 .429
LCS Totals .353 10 17 1 6 2 0 1 7 0 0 1 1-0 6 0-0 0 .647 .421

world series record


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
2010 SF vs. TEX .250 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 1 0-0 1 .500 .400
2014 SF vs. KC .231 6 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 4 0-0 0 .231 .286
WS Totals .235 8 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2-0 5 0-0 1 .294 .316

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Selected by San Francisco in the 21st round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Matt Woodward

ISHIKAWA
■ Signed by Milwaukee to a minor league contract on Dec. 12, 2011
■ Signed by Baltimore to a minor league contract on Dec. 19, 2012
■ Acquired off waivers by New York-AL on July 7, 2013
■ Signed by Chicago-AL to a minor league contract on July 17, 2013
■ Signed by Pittsburgh to a minor league contract on Dec. 18, 2013
■ Signed by San Francisco to a minor league contract on April 25, 2014

dISABLED LIST
■ June 9-12, 2009 (Bereavement List)
■ May 26-June 23, 2012 (strained left oblique; 15-day DL)

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Hits: 4, May 25, 2009 vs. ATL (w/SF)
1st Base .995 315 1735 138 9 1882 170 ■ Runs: 3, May 25, 2009 vs. ATL (w/SF)
Outfield 1.000 11 10 0 0 10 0 ■ Doubles: 2 (6x), last: Aug. 20, 2014 at CHC (w/SF)
■ Triples: 1 (5x), last: April 8, 2014 at CHC (w/PIT)
■ Home Runs: 2, May 15, 2012 at NYM (w/MIL)
■ RBI: 5, May 15, 2012 at NYM (w/MIL)
■ Walks: 3, Sept. 21, 2009 at ARI (w/SF)
■ Stolen Bases: 1 (3x), last: July 6, 2009 vs. FLA (w/SF)
■ Longest Hitting Streak: 10 games, July 2-11, 2009 (w/SF)

CAREER HOME RUN CHART


■ Multi-HR Games (1) ■ Inside-the-Park (0)
May 15, 2012 at New York-NL (w/MIL) ■ Game Ending (1)
■ 3-HR Games (0) Oct. 16, 2014 (LCS Gm 5) vs. St. Louis (off Michael
■ Grand Slams (1) Wacha) (w/SF)
July 3, 2010 at Colorado (off Ubaldo Jimenez) (w/SF) ■ Leadoff (0)

■ Pinch-Hit (2)
April 7, 2010 at Houston (off Jeff Fulchino) (w/SF)
Sept. 12, 2014 vs. Los Angeles-NL (off Kevin Correia) (w/SF)

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George Kontos
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 70
KONTOS

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-3 215 R R
Full name : George Nicholas Kontos
Birthdate : June 12, 1985
2015 Opening Day Age : 29
Birthplace : Lincolnwood, Illinois
Resides : Lincolnwood, Illinois
M.L. Ser vice : 1 year, 171 days
Became a Giant : Acquired from the Yankees
in exchange for Chris Stewart, April 4, 2012
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow George on Twitter @G_Kontos

> World Series champion (2012, 2014 Giants)


> MLB debut: Sept. 10, 2011 at Los Angeles-AL (w/NYY)
> First MLB win: Aug. 29, 2012 at Houston (w/SF)

2014 SEASON > Posted a 3.00 ERA (2er, 6.0ip) without recording a decision
> Spent the season bouncing back and forth between triple- in seven relief appearances with New York-AL as Sept.
A Fresno and San Francisco, being recalled to the big call-up in 2011.
league club five different times. > Was selected by San Diego in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec.
> Went 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA (10er, 32.1ip) in 24 relief 9, 2010…after making three appearances for the Padres
appearances for the Giants, with 14 of 24 outings being during spring training in 2011, he was returned to the
multiple innings. Yankees prior to the regular season.
> Won back-to-back games July 21-22, earning wins at > Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to
Philadelphia in which he totaled 4.1 innings while allow- Yankees’ active roster from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-
ing one run on 61 pitches. Barre on Sept. 6, 2011…made his Major League debut on
> Began the season at triple-A Fresno where he compiled a Sept. 10, 2011 at Los Angeles-AL, allowing two hits and
3-3 record with a 2.08 ERA (11er, 47.2ip) along with four one earned run in 1.1 innings.
saves in 30 relief appearances. > Began the 2010 season on the disabled list recovering
> Struck out 58 batters while allowing 11 walks and held from “Tommy John” surgery…returning to action after a
PCL batters to a .228 average against. ten month recovery, he shifted into a relief pitcher.
> Fanned at least one batter in every game but two, with > Pitched for Tampa, Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
multiple strikeouts in 20 of 30 games. in 2010 and after the season, the Yankees opted not to
> Ended his triple-A season Aug. 15 with a 19.0-inning protect him on their 40-man roster.
scoreless streak (June 28-Aug. 15). > After experiencing tightness in his pitching arm in 2009,
Kontos went on the disabled list in what he thought was
a precautionary measure…magnetic resonance imaging
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS diagnosed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow,
> Completed his second season with San Francisco in 2013 which required Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss
and appeared in 52 games, going 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA the rest of the season (underwent surgery on July 7).
(27er, 55.1ip). > Was placed on disabled list from April 19-June 13, 2007
> Received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed with right shoulder contusion.
fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at the Pirates’
Andrew McCutchen on June 11, 2013 at PNC Park. POSTSEASON CAREER
> Was an integral part of the Giants’ bullpen in his rookie > Was part of the Giants’ 2012 World Series run, posting no
season of 2012, going 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA (12er, 43.2ip) record with a 6.75 ERA in eight relief appearances.
along with 44 strikeouts against 12 walks in 44 games.
> Among rookie relievers he was tied for sixth in games,
seventh in innings and strikeouts. PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Was acquired by the Giants from the Yankees on April 4, > Attended Northwestern University, where he started most
2012 in exchange for catcher Chris Stewart. games of any Wildcat pitcher (16) and ranked second in
> Earned his first big league win on Aug. 29, 2012 at the Big Ten with 84 strikeouts in 2006.
Houston tossing 2.2-scoreless innings with four strike- > Went to Niles West High School in Illinois, where he
outs. was named the high school baseball player of the year in
Illinois in 2003…he also lettered in golf and basketball.

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GEORGE NICHOLAS KONTOS
Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2006 Staten Island-R 7-3 2.64 14 14 0 0 0 78.1 64 25 23 3 2 19 82 3 0
2007 Tampa-A 4-6 4.02 19 17 0 0 0 94.0 95 51 42 15 0 30 101 6 0

KONTOS
2008 Trenton-AA 6-11 3.68 27 27 0 0 0 151.2 134 76 62 14 4 57 152 2 0
2009 Trenton-AA 1-1 2.66 4 4 0 0 0 20.1 19 7 6 0 2 9 24 5 0
Scranton/WB-AAA 3-4 3.35 9 9 1 0 0 51.0 44 24 19 6 2 21 39 2 0
2010 Tampa-A 0-1 2.61 5 2 0 0 0 10.1 7 3 3 0 0 3 8 0 0
Trenton-AA 0-2 3.38 17 0 0 0 0 32.0 30 13 12 2 0 11 28 0 0
Scranton/WB-AAA 0-1 10.12 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 5 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 0
2011 Scranton/WB-AAA 4-4 2.62 40 4 0 0 2 89.1 72 27 26 12 2 26 91 3 0
New York-AL 0-0 3.00 7 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 1 0 3 6 0 0
2012 Fresno-AAA 2-0 1.71 23 0 0 0 1 31.2 24 9 6 1 1 7 26 2 0
San Francisco 2-1 2.47 44 0 0 0 0 43.2 34 15 12 3 0 12 44 1 0
2013 San Francisco 2-2 4.39 52 0 0 0 0 55.1 60 30 27 7 2 18 47 1 0
Fresno-AAA 3-2 4.18 18 0 0 0 4 23.2 19 11 11 3 0 3 26 1 0
2014 Fresno-AAA 3-3 2.08 30 0 0 0 4 47.2 41 17 11 4 0 11 58 2 0
San Francisco 4-0 2.78 24 0 0 0 0 32.1 24 10 10 1 0 11 27 1 0
Minor Totals 33-38 3.19 208 77 1 0 11 632.2 554 266 224 61 13 198 637 26 0
A.L. Totals 0-0 3.00 7 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 1 0 3 6 0 0
N.L. Totals 8-3 3.36 120 0 0 0 0 131.1 118 55 49 11 2 41 118 3 0
S.F. Totals 8-3 3.36 120 0 0 0 0 131.1 118 55 49 11 2 41 118 3 0
M.L. Totals 8-3 3.34 127 0 0 0 0 137.1 122 57 51 12 2 44 124 3 0
*Led League

KONTOS’ M.L. BATTING


Year Club, Opp AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- Career .000 111 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 .000 .000
LAST HOME RUN: None

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2012 SF vs. CIN 0-0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2012 SF vs. STL 0-0 13.50 3 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2012 SF vs. DET 0-0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 3/3)
■ Selected by New York-AL in the 5th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft; signed by Chris Heidt
■ Selected by San Diego in the Rule 5 Draft on December 9, 2010
■ Returned to New York-AL on March 14, 2011
■ Acquired by San Francisco from New York-AL in exchange for Chris Stewart on April 4, 2012

CAREER FIELDING CAREER HIGHS


Position PCT. G PO A E TC DP ■ Low-Hit CG: None
Pitcher .958 127 9 14 1 24 0 ■ Innings Pitched: Starter: None
Reliever: 3.1, July 22, 2013 vs. CIN (w/SF)
■ Most Strikeouts: 4 (3x), last: May 9, 2013 vs. ATL (w/SF)
■ Winning Streak: 4 games, May 28-Sept. 2, 2014 (w/SF)
■ Losing Streak: 1 game (3x), last: July 8, 2013-present (w/SF)
■ Scoreless Streak: 8.1 innings, Sept. 28, 2013-May 28, 2014 (w/SF)

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Kontos’ Giants Gems
KONTOS

• Grew up in the Chicago area, lettering in base- regular school, plus Sunday school at the Greek
ball, basketball and golf in high school. He was Orthodox Church, where he was an altar boy. He
Gatorade Player of the Year for Illinois in 2003. still speaks, writes and reads Greek fluently.
• Majored in economics at Northwestern • Nicholas knew nothing of baseball when he
University before being drafted by the Yankees. arrived in Chicago as a child but soon became
George’s younger brother Chris also played base- a fan of the Cubs. He was an enthusiastic and
ball at Northwestern and graduated in 2012. knowledgeable supporter of both his sons when
• Little-known fact about Kontos: He has all they played on Little League and travel-ball teams
ten seasons of “Friends’’ on DVDs and can quote and through college and pros.
nearly every line. His favorite episode is when • George didn’t distinguish himself until high
Joey speaks French. school, when scouts began coming around his
• Kontos is Greek on both sides of his family. His junior year. But George was also a good student,
mother’s family and father’s family are both from a taking mostly AP classes, and accepted a scholar-
2000-year-old town outside Sparta called Geraki. ship to play baseball at Northwestern -- where his
George’s father Nicholas grew up in a house that grandfather had been a custodian. The university
was 200 years old. His parents immigrated to the is just 10 minutes from George’s childhood home
States when they were children, so George is first- in Lincolnwood, Illinois, where his parents still live.
generation American. (George’s brother Chris also played baseball at
• Quintessential immigrant’s story: George’s Northwestern; he graduated in June 2012.)
grandfather was a farmer who produced olives • George was drafted by the Yankees in 2006
and olive oil. Gave that up for a better life for his after his junior year of college. His climb through
children in the States. He arrived in the States dur- the farm system as a starting pitcher came to a
ing the 1960s with $250 in his pocket. Because his halt in 2009 when he had Tommy John surgery.
English was limited, he had few job prospects so he During his 10-month rehab back in Illinois, he took
worked as a custodian at Northwestern from 3 to enough classes to earn his degree in finance from
11 p.m. His wife, George’s grandmother, worked in Northwestern. “That was a dream for all of us,’’
a factory. One salary went for living expenses, the Nicholas says.
other into savings, which they eventually used to • Traded to the Giants at the end of spring train-
buy an apartment building that the family owns to ing 2012 for catcher Chris Stewart. Earned a spot
this day. on the postseason roster and now has a World
• Their son, Nicholas (George’s father) dropped Series ring.
out of college to start his own business distributing • He is a workout fanatic. During the 2012 off
restaurant supplies because so many Greek fami- season, in addition to lifting weights three times a
lies owned restaurants. He operated the business week, yoga once a week and throwing, his workout
for 30 years, and like his father used his savings to included boxing twice a week and Muay Thai once a
buy real estate. He and his wife, Theodora, now week. (Perhaps his embrace of martial arts and box-
own and operate convenience stores and gas sta- ing is a reflection of his Spartan heritage; in ancient
tions in addition to the apartment building. Greece Sparta was well-known for its focus on mili-
• Theodora’s father owned and operated a well- tary training.)
known fast food stand in Chicago for 30 years • Muay Thai is a practice of martial arts that is
called MIC Duck’s. known as “the art of eight weapons” because it is
• “Except for the Windex, ‘My Big Fat Greek characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows,
Wedding’ is pretty accurate of our family,’’ knees, shins and feet. Kontos says it helps open up
Nicholas says. hips and helps with flexibility.
• George, who is named after his paternal grand- • Boxing workout: jump rope, shadow boxing,
father (the olive farmer and Northwestern custo- push-ups, core work, heavy bag with 16-ounce
dian who died 10 days after George was born), was gloves – similar motion to throwing a baseball.
cared for by his grandparents -- one papou and two Helps endurance.
yia-yia’s -- on the north side of Chicago because • He works out in the off-season with outfielder
George’s parents both worked. So George’s first Curtis Granderson, who attended University of
language was Greek. When his parents moved Chicago at Illinois, and pitcher Luke Gregerson,
to the suburbs and placed him in a Montessori another Chicago-area local who attended St.
preschool, George couldn’t understand any of the Xavier University in Orland Park, Illinois.
other children. • Not married. Plays golf and does a little bow-
• Twice a week through his childhood, George hunting in the off-season when he’s not in the gym.
attended Greek school for an hour and a half after

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Braulio Lara
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER 75

LARA
HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS
6-1 180 L L
Full name : Braulio Armando Lara
Birthdate : December 20, 1988
2015 Opening Day Age : 26
Birthplace : Bani, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Resides : San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Signed to a minor league
contract, Nov. 14, 2014
Contract Status : Non-Roster Invitee

2014 SEASON > Led the DSL-Rays in strikeouts for the second consecutive
> Combined to go 2-4 with a 5.77 ERA (37er, 57.2ip) in year in 2009 with 58 punch outs.
45 appearances between double-A Montgomery and > In his first professional season in 2008, went 2-2 with a
Durham. 3.97 ERA (15er, 34.0ip) in 17 appearances (three starts) for
> Threw for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League the DSL-Rays, as he led the team in strikeouts (39).
and went 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA (4er, 6.1ip) in 11 appear-
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
ances.
> Resides in San Jose de Ocoa, D.R.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
> Spent 2013 transitioning to his first season as a full-time
reliever, as he appeared in 45 games with 14 games
finished for double-A Montgomery.
> Was selected by Miami in the Rule 5 draft in 2012,
but was returned to Tampa Bay in March during Spring
Training.
> In 2010, he posted the second best ERA (2.18) in the
Appalachian League and his .200 opponents’ average
against was the league’s lowest.

BRAULIO ARMANDO LARA


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2008 DSL Rays-R 2-2 3.97 17 3 0 0 0 34.0 28 21 15 1 5 21 39 12 0
2009 DSL Rays-R 5-3 3.58 13 8 1 0 0 55.1 52 29 22 2 5 21 58 13 1
2010 Princeton-R 6-4 2.18 13 13 1 0 0 66.0 49 26 16 2 3 25 58 12 1
2011 Bowling Green-A 5-11 4.94 25 25 0 0 0 120.1 117 74 66 10 5 55 111 22 3
2012 Charlotte-A 6-10 5.71 25 21 0 0 0 112.0 123 81 71 11 5 58 82 11 2
2013 Montgomery-AA 4-2 4.38 45 0 0 0 0 72.0 68 42 35 6 1 43 53 8 1
Durham-AAA 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0
2014 Durham-AAA 0-3 9.00 9 0 0 0 0 11.0 7 11 11 2 0 12 11 2 0
Montgomery-AA 2-1 5.01 36 0 0 0 3 46.2 49 27 26 2 3 19 46 5 1
Minor Totals 30-36 4.53 184 70 2 0 3 520.1 493 311 262 36 27 255 461 86 9
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
(Options used: 0/3)
■ Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent, Jan. 14, 2008
■ Selected by Miami in the Rule 5 Draft, Dec. 6, 2012; returned from Rule 5 Selection to Tampa Bay, March 16, 2013
■ Signed by San Francisco as a free agent, Nov. 14, 2014

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Derek Law
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 64
LAW

HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


6-2 210 R R
Full name : Derek Robert Law
Birthdate : September 14, 1990
2015 Opening Day Age : 24
Birthplace : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Resides : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
M.L. Ser vice : None
Became a Giant : Selected in the ninth round
of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015
Follow Derek on Twitter @DerekLaw24

2014 SEASON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


> Was a non-roster invitee to big league camp and was so > Combined to go 5-4 with a 2.50 ERA (17er, 61.1ip) in 46
impressive that he wasn’t sent down to the minors until appearances between ARL-Giants, Class A Augusta and
the final weekend. Class A Advanced San Jose in 2013.
> Was ultimately assigned to double-A Richmond where he > Posted a remarkable 102-to-12 strikeout/walk ratio
posted a 2.57 ERA and converted 13 of 14 save opportuni- between all three clubs (8.2 K/BB).
ties in 28.0 innings. > Was a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances and had a 45-to-1
> However, suffered an elbow injury in early June that strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25.2 innings with San Jose in
required Tommy John surgery, which ended his season. ’13.
> Was leading the Eastern League in saves prior to his > Excelled in the Arizona Fall League after the regular
injury. season, not allowing an earned run in 12.0 innings…was
> Left a road game on June 8th at Reading’s FirstEnergy named to Arizona Fall League Top Prospects list.
Stadium in Reading, PA, under the supervision of
Squirrels’ Athletic Trainer David Getsoff, Manager Russ PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
Morman and Pitching Coach Ross Grimsley…was origi- > Was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 28th round of
nally diagnosed with forearm tightness, but it was later the 2009 draft out of Seton-La Salle Catholic High School
learned that his injury would require “Tommy John” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but did not sign and instead
surgery…Law learned that his season had ended while at chose to attend Miami Dade College.
the team’s hotel in Trenton, NJ. > Was then drafted by the Giants in the ninth round of the
2011 draft.

DEREK ROBERT LAW


Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 ARL-Giants-R 0-0 2.50 15 0 0 0 4 18.0 16 6 5 0 0 2 19 2 0
2012 Augusta-A 5-2 2.91 32 0 0 0 2 55.2 45 20 18 6 2 23 67 8 0
2013 ARL-Giants-R 1-0 3.18 5 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 2 2 0 0 1 9 2 0
Augusta-A 0-3 2.31 19 0 0 0 3 35.0 27 12 9 1 1 10 48 4 0
San Jose-A 4-0 2.10 22 0 0 0 11 25.2 20 7 6 1 1 1 45 5 0
2014 Richmond-AA 2-0 2.57 27 0 0 0 13 28.0 19 8 8 1 1 14 29 1 0
Minor Totals 12-5 2.57 120 0 0 0 33 168.0 131 55 48 9 5 51 217 22 0
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LAW
• G rew up and still makes his home in Pittsburgh, • Joe was Derek’s pitching coach at every level
PA. through high school (Seton LaSalle Catholic High
• F ather is former right-handed pitcher Joe Law, School in Pittsburgh.) Derek was good enough to
who spent nine seasons in the A’s farm system and be drafted at the end of high school in 2009 (by the
four days on the Major League roster. From Andrew Texas Rangers in the 28th round), but he chose to go
Baggarly, CSNBayArea: “On July 5, 1988, the Oakland to Miami Dade College in Florida, which has a highly
Athletics had a doubleheader in Cleveland and called respected baseball program.
up a right-handed pitcher named Joe Law. He spent • After two years at Miami Dade, Derek signed with
four days on the A’s roster, all told. Once he even got the Giants whey they drafted him in the ninth round in
the signal to start warming up. He sat back down. He 2011.
never unbuttoned his satin jacket again – then, or • Joe says his son’s growing success in base-
ever.’’ ball takes the sting out of falling short in his own
• Mom, Tracey, is a registered nurse who runs a career: “At the time I was bitter about it,’’ he told
elder-care home on the upstairs floor of the family’s Baggarly. “But as time goes by, you realize not too
large, 100-year-old house. many people get the call to the big leagues. Not too
• Has one sibling, an autistic brother, Dustin, who many people get to put the big league uniform on.
is four years younger than Derek. “He knows when I And I got that. With Derek so close [to making the
leave it’s for baseball, but he doesn’t get what base- Majors], that helps with the sting. But that was so
ball is,’’ Derek says. “He really looks up to me, but long ago, and I’m happy with it. If it didn’t happen
he can’t really go to my games. He has his routines. that way, I wouldn’t have gotten to spend as much
He’s in his own little world.’’ time with Derek as I did.”
• Tracey, with her elder-care clients and Dustin, • Had Tommy John surgery June 2014 and is
couldn’t attend many of Derek’s games. She has expected to be ready to pitch in June 2015.
seen him in one professional game: When he was • In high school, he was voted Most Athletic
with Single A Augusta and the team played in and Best Dancer. “Only my good friends know I can
Hagerstown, MD, which was close enough to drive. dance,’’ he says.
• Derek spent every day with his dad. “We’re like • He and his fiancé Chelsea Gielarowski have
brothers more than father and son. We fight like been together since high school. She works in
brothers. We talk like brothers. We were together public relations for a health care company in
every day until I left for college.’’ Joe took Derek to Pittsburgh.
the batting cages, to the field, wherever they could • Derek loves baseball history with a particular
play baseball. He built a mound for Derek on the interest in the Negro Leagues. He has been collect-
side of the house, where Derek began pitching at 7 ing baseball figurines since he was a kid. His most
years old. prized: Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige.
• Derek’s delivery is similar to former pitching
great Luis Tiant: He completely turns his back to the
hitter.

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Tim Lincecum
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER 55
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HEIGHT WEIGHT BATS THROWS


5-11 170 L R
Full name : Timothy LeRoy Lincecum
Birthdate : June 15, 1984
2015 Opening Day Age : 30
Birthplace : Bellevue, Washington
Resides : Seattle, Washington
M.L. Ser vice : 7 years, 148 days
Became a Giant : Selected in the first round (10th
overall) in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft
Contract Status : Signed through 2015 (signed
two-year contract extension on Oct. 22, 2013)
Follow Tim on Twitter @TimLincecum

> World Series champion: (2010, 2012, 2014 all with Giants)
> MLB All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
> Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner (2008, 2009)
> NL Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (2008, 2009)
> NL Babe Ruth Award winner (2010)
> MLB debut: May 6, 2007 vs. Philadelphia
> First MLB win: May 11, 2007 at Colorado
> First MLB save: July 22, 2014 at Philadelphia
> First MLB hit (as a batter): June 13, 2007 vs. Toronto (double off RHP Dustin McGowan)
> Has thrown two no-hitters: July 13, 2013 at San Diego; June 25, 2014 vs. San Diego
> Is the 31st pitcher with multiple no-hitters and second pitcher in MLB to twice no-hit the same team
> One of four pitchers to win the NL Cy Young award in back-to-back seasons
> First player to win a Cy Young award twice in his first two full seasons in the big leagues
> Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts - 36
> Is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-2011)
> Ranks ninth and 10th on the Giants franchise list for strikeouts in a single season (2008 - 65; 2009 - 261)
> His 265 strikeouts in 2008 are a Giants single season record (SF-era since 1958)
> Is one of three SF Giants to lead NL rookies in strikeouts (150 in 2007)
> Is the fifth quickest Giant to reach the big leagues following baseball’s June draft (334 days)
> 2006 Golden Spikes award winner as collegiate baseball’s top player
> NL Pitcher of the Month: June 2009
> NL Pitcher of the Week: July 27-Aug. 2, 2009, July 8-14, 2013, June 23-29, 2014

2014 SEASON > Won four-consecutive starts from June 25-July 11 posting
> Went 12-9 with a 4.74 ERA (82er, 155.2ip) in 33 games (26 a 0.30 ERA (1er, 30.1ip) during this stretch...he became the
starts). sixth Giants pitcher to go 4-0 with an ERA that low over
> Was moved to the bullpen on Aug. 25, after struggling for a four-start stretch since 1920, joining Bill Walker in 1930
a span of six starts from July 25-Aug. 23, going 1-3 with a (4-0, 0.29), Sal Maglie in 1950 (4-0, 0.00), Gaylord Perry
9.49 ERA (26erm 24.2ip). in 1970 (4-0, 0.00), Rick Rueschel in 1989 (4-0, 0..30) and
> Went 10-9 with a 4.67 ERA (75er, 144.2ip) in 26 starts, Matt Cain in 2006 (4-0, 0.00) (Elias).
compared to a 2-0 mark with a 5.73 ERA (7er, 11.0ip) in > Tossed his second career no-hitter in his outing on June
seven relief outings. 25 vs. San Diego...became the 31st pitcher with multiple
> Struggled on the road, going 3-6 with a 6.02 ERA (41er, no-hitters and became the fourth active pitcher to achieve
61.1ip)...in comparison, he finished 9-3 with a 3.91 ERA the feat, joining Homer Bailey, Mark Buerhle and Justin
(41er, 94.1ip) at home...his 6.02 road ERA was the second- Verlander (Elias).
highest in the NL among pitchers who made at least 10 > Became just the second pitcher in Major League history to
starts away from home. twice no-hit the same team...Hall of Famer Addie Joss did
> His 15 wild pitches were tied for the most in the National it for the Cleveland Naps against the Chicago White Sox
League. with a perfect game in 1908 and a no-hitter in 1910 (Elias).

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> Made his second career regular season relief appearance three consecutive seasons…Lincecum also joined Christy
on July 22 at Philadelphia in the 14th inning and recorded Mathewson (1903-05) as the only pitchers in Giants
his first career save...he became the ninth pitcher in Major franchise history to lead the league in strikeouts for three-

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League history to have a no-hitter and record a save in the straight years.
same season (since saves became an official statistic in > Became the second-fastest player in SF-era history to win
1969) (Elias). his 50th career game, doing so in his 109th career contest
on July 15, 2010 vs. New York-NL (Juan Marichal earned
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS his 50th career win in his 97th game).
> Tossed his first career no-hitter on July 13, 2013 at San > Made slight change to his delivery in his start on July
Diego...was the 15th in franchise history and marked the 30 vs. Los Angeles, raising his arms over his head from
seventh no-hitter in San Francisco-era history...was the windup, something he once did in college…he needed
first no-hitter by a Giants pitcher on the road since RHP 62 pitches to get through first 3.0 innings, but was more
John Montefusco’s no-no on Sept. 29, 1976 at Atlanta. efficient remainder of way, ending with 7.0 innings and
> Became the fifth multiple Cy Young Award winner at limiting Dodgers to just two runs in SF’s 6-5 victory.
the time of his first no-hitter (also: Johan Santana, Bret > Named 2009 NL Cy Young Award winner for the second-
Saberhagen, Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson). consecutive year after finishing the season with a 15-7
> Needed 148 pitches for his first no-hitter, one shy of record, 2.48 ERA (62er, 225.1ip), four complete games,
the most in any no-no in the last quarter century...Edwin 261 strikeouts, 68 walks and yielding a .206 avg. against
Jackson threw 149 pitches in his no-hitter at Tampa Bay (168-for-814) in 32 starts for San Francisco.
on June 25, 2010. > Won the third-closest Cy Young race since current elec-
> Was the losing pitcher in Homer Bailey’s June 2nd no- tion format was created in 1970…edged St. Louis’ Chris
hitter...the only pitcher who was the loser in a no-no and Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, receiving 11 of 32 first-
then threw the next one in baseball was Mal Eason in place votes, 12 second-place votes and nine third-place
1906 with Brooklyn (Elias). votes to finish with 100 points.
> Was named NL Player of the Week for July 8-14, 2013 > Lincecum’s 15 wins in 2009 were the fewest for any start-
after tossing his first career no-hitter...marked the second ing pitcher to win a Cy Young in a season not shortened
time in his career that he won MLB’s weekly award. by work stoppage.
> In 2012, his 5.18 ERA was the highest among all qualifying > Became the first player to win the award twice in his first
pitchers in the National League and the fourth-highest in two full seasons in the big leagues.
the Majors. > Also named NL Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News.
> Led the NL in losses, runs allowed, earned runs, wild > Led the NL in strikeouts for the second-consecutive
pitches (17) and ranked second in walks during the 2012 season, joining Christy Mathewson as the only Giants in
season. franchise history to pace the league in Ks in consecutive
> Was named to his fourth-straight NL All-Star team in 2011 years.
becoming the first Giants pitcher to be elected that many > Was named the Opening Day starter by manager Bruce
consecutive times since Juan Marichal appeared in eight- Bochy, becoming just one of five pitchers originally drafted
straight from 1962-69. by San Francisco to start an opener for the Giants (others
> Finished fifth overall in the National League with a 2.74 were Terry Mulholland, John Burkett, Bob Knepper and
ERA in 2011. Jim Barr).
> Reached the 200-strikeout plateau for fourth-consecutive > Was named NL Pitcher of the Month for June after going
season, joining Amos Rusie (1890-93) of the New York 4-1 with a 1.48 ERA (8er, 48.2ip), three complete games
Giants and Juan Marichal (1963-66) of the SF Giants as and 48 strikeouts in his six June assignments…was his
the only pitchers in franchise history with 200+ strikeouts first-ever Pitcher of Month Award…also for his efforts
in four-straight seasons.
> Struck out 10 batters on April 18, 2011 at Colorado for
his 28th career double-digit strikeout game, tying Christy
200-Strikeout Seasons in
Mathewson for most in Giants franchise history (since SF-Era History (Since 1958)
1900).
Rank Player, Year SO
> Recorded his 1,000th career strikeout of his ML career
on June 6, 2011 vs. Washington after striking out Jerry 1. Tim Lincecum, 2008 265
Hairston to end the top of the second inning. 2. Tim Lincecum, 2009 261
> Became the eighth pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) 3. Jason Schmidt, 2004 251
with 1,000 strikeouts in his first five seasons...the seven 4. Juan Marichal, 1963 248
pitchers who have reached this milestone are: Tom Seaver 5. John Montefusco, 1965 240
(1,155), Bert Blyleven (1,094), Dwight Gooden (1,067),
6. Gaylord Perry, 1970 233
Kerry Wood (1,065), Grover Cleveland Alexander (1,036),
Hideo Nomo (1,031) and Mark Langston (1,018).
7. Tim Lincecum, 2010 231
> Was named to his third- straight All-Star team in 2010. 8. Gaylord Perry, 1967 230
> In 2010, he led the National League with 231 strikeouts 9. Juan Marichal, 1966 222
for the third year in a row, joining Randy Johnson (1999- 10. Tim Lincecum, 2011 220
2002) and Warren Spahn (1949-52) as the only NL pitchers 11. Madison Bumgarner, 2014 219
since World War II to pace the league in strikeouts for
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during month was named MLBs Clutch Performer.
> Had career-best 29.0-inning scoreless streak from June All-Time Giants Single-Season
23-July 9, marking the fourth-longest streak in SF-era
Strikeout Leaders
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history…only longer streaks were by Gaylord Perry (40.0


innings in 1967 and 39.0 innings in 1970) and Juan Rank Player, Year Ks
Marichal (30.0 innings in 1966). 1. Mickey Welch, 1884 345
> Was named to his second-straight NL All-Star team, along 2. Amos Rusie, 1890 341
with teammate Matt Cain…was named starting pitcher
3. Amos Rusie, 1891 337
for the NL team by manager Charlie Manuel, becoming the
seventh Giant to start a Midsummer Classic…threw 35 4. Tim Keefe, 1888 335
pitches over 2.0 innings, in his first career All-Star outing 5. Amos Rusie, 1892 304
July 14 at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium. 6. Tim Keefe, 1886 297
> Became just the third Giants pitcher since 1958 to strike 7. Mickey Welch, 1886 272
out 15-or-more batters in a single contest when he did so 8. Christy Mathewson, 1903 267
July 27, 2009 vs. Pittsburgh in what was his sixth career
9. Tim Lincecum, 2008 265
complete game…joined Jason Schmidt (16 Ks – June 6,
2006) and Gaylord Perry (15 Ks – July 22, 1966) as the only 10. Tim Lincecum, 2009 261
Giants to accomplish feat…also became the first Giants
pitcher with 15-or-more strikeouts in a game in which he also selected as Starter of the Year in MLB.com’s annual
didn’t allow an earned run since NL got idea to keep track This Year in Baseball Awards presented by State Farm,
of earned runs back in 1912 (Elias). which was voted on by fans.
> Was named NL Co-Player of the Week with Florida’s Josh > Was selected to his first NL All-Star Game, becoming the
Willingham for week of July 27-Aug. 2 after going 2-0 and 13th starting pitcher in SF annals to be selected, however,
allowing just two unearned runs in 17.0 innings. did not appear in Mid-Summer Classic at Yankee Stadium
> Missed a start for the first time as a Giant on Sept. 8, after suffering from flu-like symptoms.
2009 with lower-back spasms that forced him to miss > Emerged as one of stalwarts of Giants’ staff in 2007, going
game against Padres…he first reported pain in his back 7-5 with a 4.00 ERA, 150 strikeouts and .226 avg. against
when the Giants landed in San Francisco when team flew (122-for-539) over 24 starts in his first season at the Major
home from Milwaukee on Sept. 6…Giants’ top pitching League level.
prospect, Madison Bumgarner started in his place. > Ranked among NL rookie leaders in strikeouts (first),
> Became the first Giants Cy Young winner since 1967, wins (tied for fourth), ERA (fourth), avg. against (second),
and just the second ever, joining Mike McCormick, after innings (third) and starts (third).
posting a spectacular 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA (66er, > His 150 strikeouts were the fourth-highest single-season
227.0ip) and ML-leading 265 strikeouts in 34 games (33 total by a rookie in SF history (seventh in franchise annals).
starts) for San Francisco in his first full big league season > Contract was originally purchased from triple-A Fresno
in 2008. on May 6, 2007, taking rotation spot of disabled Russ
> Of 32 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city, Ortiz…made his Major League debut on May 6, 2007 vs.
Lincecum was listed first on 23 ballots, second on seven Philadelphia, taking no decision in SF’s 8-5 setback…was
and third on one to total 137 points, based on a 5-3-1 ticketed with five runs over 4.1 innings, including two HRs
tabulation system…joined Dwight Gooden (Mets, 1985), (Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard)…struck out side in
Bret Saberhagen (Royals, 1985) and Fernando Valenzuela 1st inning to become the first Giants pitcher to accomplish
(Dodgers, 1981) as the only pitchers to win a Cy Young feat as a starter in their debut since Mike Remlinger June
> Was 24 years old when he won award, becoming the 15, 1991.
youngest Cy Young winner, in either league, since Roger > Earned his first Major League victory May 11, 2007 in
Clemens was 24 in 1986…also became the 13th pitcher Colorado, defeating Rockies 8-3.
to win the honor with team having a sub .500 record. > Was placed on the Bereavement List Aug. 17-20, 2007
> Established a SF-era single season strikeout record, following the death of his maternal grandfather.
surpassing Jason Schmidt’s 2004 total of 251…became > Collected a double off Toronto’s Dustin McGowan on June
just the ninth Giant since 1900 to record at least 200 Ks 13, 2007 for first career hit.
in a single season (22nd occurrence) and became the only > Earned Harry S. Jordan Award at Giants big league Spring
Giant to lead the Majors in the modern era in strikeouts, Training, as voted on by teammates and coaching staff.
first to pace NL since Bill Voiselle recorded 161 Ks in
1944…his 265 punchouts were the most in the Majors POSTSEASON CAREER
since Randy Johnson had 290 and Johan Santana col- > Is 5-2 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 games (six starts) in his
lected 265 in 2004. postseason career.
> Since 1900, only three other pitchers had as many strike- > Appeared in just one contest during the 2014 postseason,
outs in their sophomore season as Lincecum: Vida Blue as he tossed 1.2-scoreless frames in Game 2 of the World
(301 for 1971 A’s), Frank Tanana (269 for 1975 Angels) and Series...had to leave the game early with a lower back
Dwight Gooden (268 for 1985 Mets) (Elias). strain.
> Was named NL Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News > Resurrected his regular season with a superb 2012 post
and was named Players Choice for Most Outstanding NL season, going 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA (5er, 17.2ip) in six
pitcher, announced by MLB Players Association…was games (one start).

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> Five of his six appearances came in relief where he went PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1er, 13.0ip) along with 17 strikeouts > Graduated from Liberty (Renton, WA) High School...led
in just 13.0 relief innings. Patriots to 3A state championship in 2003, while being

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> Helped lead Giants’ surge to their first ever World Series named Washington’s Gatorade Player of Year.
Championship in San Francisco in 2010, posting a 4-1 > Attended University of Washington...was tabbed nation’s
record with a 2.43 ERA (10er, 37.0ip) with 43 strikeouts in second-best amateur prospect by Baseball America in
six games (five starts). 2006 after leading country in strikeouts during collegiate
> Was named winner of the Babe Ruth Award as Most season...two-time Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of Year
Valuable Player of the postseason by BBWAA’s New York is league’s all-time leader with 491 career strikeouts...
chapter. garnered first team All-America accolades in 2006, going
> Passed Christy Mathewson (1905) for most wins by a 12-4 with three saves and a 1.94 ERA (27er, 125.1ip) in 22
Giants starter in a single postseason. games (17 starts) for Huskies.
> Opened Division Series vs. Atlanta on Oct. 7, 2010 with > Put together brilliant summer in 2005 Cape Cod League
a two-hit, 14-strikeout effort in San Francisco’s 1-0 vic- and earned Baseball America Summer All-America hon-
tory, becoming the fifth-youngest pitcher to fan at least ors...became first player ever to be named both Pac-10
14 batters in a postseason game and sixth pitcher in ML Freshman of Year and Pac-10 Pitcher of Year in 2004.
history to throw a 1-0 shutout in his postseason debut…
joined Roger Clemens (2000 Yankees) as the only pitchers
to strike out 14+ and allow two hits or fewer in a postsea-
son shutout…Lincecum’s 14 strikeouts in Game 1 of the
Longest Scoreless Streaks
LDS surpassed the record for most strikeouts by a Giants SF-Era History—Single Season
pitcher in a postseason game (Jesse Barnes, Oct. 11, 1921 Player IP (Year)
vs. NY; Carl Hubbell, Oct. 3, 1933 vs. Washington; Hal
Gaylord Perry 40.0 (1967)
Schumacher, Oct. 5, 1936 vs. NYY; and Jack Sanford, Oct.
10, 1962 vs. NYY each had 10 apiece). Gaylord Perry 39.0 (1970)
> Tied the all-time record for most strikeouts in a World Juan Marichal 30.0 (1966)
Series clinching game with 10 on Nov. 1, 2010 at Texas… Tim Lincecum 29.0 (2009)
became the first pitcher to record that many Ks in such a
game since Bob Gibson fanned 10 batters in Game 7 of the
1967 World Series against Boston.

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Year Club W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2006 Salem-Keizer-A 0-0 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0
San Jose-A 2-0 1.95 6 6 0 0 0 27.2 13 7 6 3 0 12 48 2 0
2007 Fresno-AAA 4-0 0.29 5 5 0 0 0 31.0 12 1 1 0 1 11 46 1 0
San Francisco 7-5 4.00 24 24 0 0 0 146.1 122 70 65 12 2 65 150 10 0
2008 San Francisco 18-5 2.62 34 33 2 1 0 227.0 182 72 66 11 6 84 265* 17 2
2009 San Francisco 15-7 2.48 32 32 4* 2* 0 225.1 168 69 62 10 6 68 261* 11 2
2010 San Francisco 16-10 3.43 33 33 1 1 0 212.1 194 84 81 18 5 76 231* 9 0
2011 San Francisco 13-14 2.74 33 33 1 1 0 217.0 176 74 66 15 6 86 220 9 0
2012 San Francisco 10-15* 5.18 33 33 0 0 0 186.0 183 111* 107* 23 4 90 190 17* 2
2013 San Francisco 10-14 4.37 32 32 1 1 0 197.2 184 102 96 21 7 76 193 11 2
2014 San Francisco 12-9 4.74 33 26 1 1 1 155.2 154 86 82 19 5 63 134 15* 1
Minor Totals 6-0 1.01 13 13 0 0 0 62.2 26 8 7 3 1 23 104 4 0
M.L. Totals 101-79 3.59 254 246 10 7 1 1567.1 1363 668 625 129 41 608 1644 99 7
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LINCECUM’S M.L. BATTING


M.L. Batting AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB-I SO SB-CS E SLG OBP
--- 2014 .068 34 44 2 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1-0 26 0-0 1 .068 .146
--- Career .110 246 453 26 50 3 2 0 19 68 1 0 32-0 234 0-0 10 .126 .169
LAST HOME RUN: None

WILD CARD SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2014 SF vs. PIT - Did Not Pitch -

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DIVISION SERIES RECORD
Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. ATL 1-0 0.00 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0
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2012 SF vs. CIN 1-0 1.42 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0


2014 SF vs. WAS - Did Not Pitch -
DS Totals 2-0 0.59 3 1 1 1 0 15.1 5 1 1 0 0 1 22 0 0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


Year Club, Opp W-L ERA G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2010 SF vs. PHI 1-1 3.14 3 2 0 0 0 14.1 12 6 5 2 1 4 16 0 0
2012 SF vs. STL 0-1 5.40 2 1 0 0 0 6.2 6 4 4 0 0 4 4 0 0
2014 SF vs. STL