Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today–and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories–but he’s also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.
Cain was more impressed by Pence’s defensive gem in the sixth inning than he was with his own winning return to AT&T Park…
The Giants ace likes to take his hacks and took umbrage at Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer who suggested the designated hitter be applied in both leagues after Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainright suffered a season-ending rupture of his Achillies’ tendon during an at-bat.
After being traded to the Oakland A’s last year, Samardzija stayed in hotels, rather than renting a spot in the Bay Area.
Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.
Apparently James Shields doesn’t believe in the old saying “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” CBS Sports reports he turned down a larger contract from the Giants weeks before agreeing to sign with the San Diego Padres.
In an expansive 42-minute news conference marking his election to baseball’s Hall of Fame, Randy Johnson mixed humor, memories and humility in recalling a career he called “a great ride.”
The Livermore High School graduate pitched 22 seasons with Montreal, Seattle, Houston, Arizona, the New York Yankees and San Francisco, compiling a 303-166 career record.
Pitcher Jake Peavy staying with the San Francisco Giants w/ a 2-year contract
The editors of Sports Illustrated have made their selection for the most outstanding athlete of 2014, and nodbody who watch the World Series will be surprised to hear it’s Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants.