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Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Santiago Casilla #46 after Ishikawa hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Journeyman Ishikawa From Near Retirement To Baseball Immortality With NLCS Walk-Off Homer

It’s a script ready-made for Hollywood: longtime ballplayer facing the end of his career struggling in the minor leagues after short-lived stints on major league clubs, getting another chance with the team that originally drafted him – and etching his name into history with a pennant-clinching home run.

10/17/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after Belt hit a three-run homer in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Slugger Brandon Belt Promises Homer For 12–Year-Old Cancer Patient, Delivers

It appears Giants 1st Baseman Brandon Belt did his best Babe Ruth impression over the weekend, saying he’d hit a home run for a sick child and delivering on that promise.

06/30/2014

This 23 August 2002 file photo shows new member of the 600 club, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds (L) being congratulated by then leading all time homerun king Hank Aaron (R) during a pre-game ceremony at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants slugger Bonds surpassed Aaron as Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader with his 756th career homer 07 August 2007 against the Washington Nationals in San Francisco. (MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Commissioner Selig Hints That Bonds Is Phony ‘Home Run King’

Aaron was honored before the Braves game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night with a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run, the one that pushed him past Babe Ruth and gave him the major league record.

04/09/2014

Tim Flannery, Hunter Pence

Longest Home Run Of 2013 Officially Belongs To Hunter Pence

The longest home run of the Major League Baseball season was Tuesday night’s shot of 476 feet by SF Giant Hunter Pence at Coors Field in Denver. It was Pence’s 16th home run of the year.

08/28/2013

Adam Rosales #17 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Athletics 4-3, but MLB later admitted the hit should have been called a home run. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

MLB Admits To Blown Call On Game-Tying A’s Homer

One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A’s infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Indians and Athletics.

05/09/2013

Manager Sadaharu Oh of Team Japan celebrates after defeating Team Cuba in the Final game of the World Baseball Classic at Petco Park on March 20, 2006 in San Diego, California. Japan defeated Cuba 10-6 to win the World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Japanese Home Run King Oh Pays Tribute To Matsui For 500th Homer

Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh paid tribute to Hideki Matsui after the Oakland Athletics’ outfielder hit his 500th homer.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: No Bonus For No-Show All-Stars

A growing number of healthy players selected for Major League Baseball’s All-Star team are deciding not to attend, and they’re being criticized for it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/11/2011

Cubs win

Giants Cough Up Late Leads; Cubs Walk-Off With 5-2 Win

Pinch-hitter Geovany Soto’s three-run homer capped a four-run rally with two outs in the 13th inning and sent the Chicago Cubs to a wild 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–06/30/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a walk off home run to win the game in the tenth inning against the Texas Rangers (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matsui’s 10th-Inning Blast Lifts A’s Past Rangers

Hideki Matsui hit the first pitch of the 10th inning from Darren Oliver into the right-field seats for a game-winning home run, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

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