Saturday, December 27, 2008

Giants Wall of Fame #3 -- December 27, 2008

In September, 2008 the Giants unveiled their Wall of Fame along the King Street side of the ballpark. The second set of plaques in the series honors pitcher Bobby Bolin, who I do not remember, pitcher Mike McCormick, who was the only Giant to win the Cy Young award before Tim Lincecum, wonderful third baseman Jimmy Davenport, and tough catcher Dick "The Mule" Dietz. Davenport was not much of a hitter, but he was a great fielder. I was sad that things didn't go better when he became manager in 1985.

I took the photo on 29-September-2008.
I was going to skip doing this posting in December, but KCBS radio announced this morning that the Giants had signed Randy Johnson. That is going to be difficult, like when they signed Orel Hershiser. They will repeatedly show the fight in Houston where Johnson wound up putting on a Giants hat.
Today we went to the Depot Cafe in San Carlos, in the Caltrain Station, with a high school friend of my wife and her husband. The food was good. The room was full of photos and models of trains. I had a good time. After we drove to Half Moon Bay and had a walk along Main Street.
Good Shepherd recently received the old organ from Saint Peter's. The pianist was playing it a bit before mass. It sounded good.

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