Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Giants Wall of Fame #11 -- September 23, 2009

In September, 2008 the Giants unveiled their Wall of Fame along the King Street side of the ballpark, whatever it is called this week. This set of plaques in honors four Giants whom I remember well.

Will Clark was a brilliant first baseman and a power hitter. He played for the 1984 Olympic team. In 1987 he jumped from AA to the majors and helped the Giants reach the playoffs. In 1989 he helped the Giants reach the World Series. I miss Will the Thrill. Kirt Manwaring was a good catcher for several years. John Burkett was a strong right-handed starting pitcher. Matt Williams was a great power-hitting third baseman. In 1994, he might have set the season home run record, but was thwarted by the strike.

I took the photo on 29-September-2008 (3077).

We looked out the window this afternoon and saw the sidewalks in front Moscone Center covered with thousands of suit and tie-wearing cardiologists. They all got evacuated from their conference. I don't know why.

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