The left-hander, who plays first base in softball leagues, threw a ceremonial strike to Ishikawa after acknowledging the fan’s ovation and pounding his chest as a signal to his friends and family.
Giants Fan Who Caught Travis Ishikawa’s Home Run Ball Returns It To NLCS Hero; Gets World Series Tickets
The Giants fan who caught Travis Ishikawa’s pennant-clinching walk-off home run ball said he had no problem giving it to the player who took the unlikeliest of routes to baseball immortality.
Thursday night, the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-86 to improve their preseason record to 4-0. Despite that, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder didn’t seem satisfied (you’ll see…).
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.
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.
Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.
Randy Wells retired 18 straight batters, Marlon Byrd reached base three times and the Chicago Cubs beat a San Francisco Giants’ split squad 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday.
Travis Ishikawa hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the ninth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Emmanuel Burriss drove in two runs in the first inning with a double, and Travis Ishikawa and Brandon Belt each added run-scoring singles to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.