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Pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants poses during spring training photo day on March 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ex-Giant, Athletic Barry Zito Plans To Pitch Again In Majors

Former Giants and A’s pitcher Barry Zito wants to pitch again in the Major Leagues.

11/14/2014

NLCS - San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

Giants Bullpen Sees Action Early On In Game 6 Of World Series Against Royals

The San Francisco Giants bullpen was seeing action just two innings into Game 6 of the World Series against the Royals in Kansas City.

10/28/2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Brett Bochy #76 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium on February 28, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Giants Promoting Manager Bruce Bochy’s Son, Pitcher Brett From Fresno Grizzlies

San Francisco Giants skipper Bruce Bochy is keeping it in the family.

09/01/2014

Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants waits to be taken out of the game in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Giants Pitcher Tim Lincecum Loses His Spot In Starting Rotation Following Latest Rough Outing

Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen as he tries to work through his latest struggles.

08/25/2014

Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants takes a moment on the field after giving up a two-run single to Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals in the first inning at AT&T Park on June 11, 2014 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matt Cain Reportedly Mulling Season-Ending Surgery

The Giants and Matt Cain are reportedly considering an arthroscopic procedure on his pitching elbow that would likely shut down the ace for the remainder of the 2014 season.

08/01/2014

John Baker #12 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch during the 16th inning against the Colorado Rockies on July 30, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Baker, who is normally a catcher, was brought in after the Cubs ran out of pitchers. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Catcher John Baker From Alameda Pitches Scoreless 16th Inning For Cubs, Then Scores Winning Run

John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night.

07/30/2014

Giants v. Padres

Giants Pitcher Matt Cain To Meet With Specialist For 2nd Opinion On Injured Elbow

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

07/29/2014

Pitching coach Dave Righetti #33 of the San Francisco Giants calls down to the bullpen in the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 10-5. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Giants Pitching Coach Dave Righetti To Miss Series After Suffering Vertigo

San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti is expected to miss their weekend series in Miami after experiencing a case of vertigo that prompted the team’s plane to make an unscheduled landing in Las Vegas so he could receive medical treatment.

07/18/2014

Joe Biagini pitches for the San Jose Giants. (CBS)

Former KPIX 5 Sports Intern Now Trying To Pitch His Way To The Show For Giants

The Channel 5 Sports Department has had interns who have gone on to become sports broadcasters, but never pro ballplayers, until now.

07/17/2014

Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) shakes hands with the 29th President of the USA, Warren Harding. After the handshake Babe Ruth hit a home run to help his team, the New York Yankees win the third game of the series with the Wash. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

7 Best Converted Pitchers Not Named Babe Ruth

Friday marks 100 years since Babe Ruth first appeared in a Major League Baseball game as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. The Babe’s early foray into pitching is perhaps the most ubiquitous little known fact in baseball, but did you know a number of other big-name sluggers also started their baseball careers on the mound? Here are seven stars who – like Babe – were better off in the batter’s box.

07/10/2014

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