History Hits San Francisco AT&T Park Bleachers

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Last night was game 1 of the 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants, and the Detroit Tigers. With the Tigers ace Justin Verlander at the mound, everyone expected another dominant complete game out of arguably the best pitcher in baseball. But the Giants Pablo Sandoval had other ideas for the night…Sandoval hit the history books with his 3 homeruns leading the Giants to take the first game of this seven game series 8-3. "Man, I still can't believe it," Sandoval said of his performance. "When you're a little kid, you dream of being in the World Series, but I was thinking of being in this situation, three homers in one game." 3 homeruns in a World Series game has only been accomplished 3 other times in the history of Major League Baseball. Babe Ruth who did it in 1926 and 1928, Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Albert Pujols last year. Game 2 is set for tonight October 25, and we will all be watching to see how Detroit comes back from a disappointing loss, and how Pablo backs up his historic night.

 

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Brandon Jacobs Pays Back 6-Year-Old Giants Fan With Unforgettable Day

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Remember Joe Armento, the 6-year-old Giants fan who tried to lure Brandon Jacobs back to New York with the pickings from his piggy bank?

Turns out the running back, now with San Francisco, paid him back on Wednesday — and then some. The youngster got a $5 bill from Jacobs, a signed helmet and a day of fun that he’ll never forget.

Not bad for $3.36.

“He had some interest in there just for being a good kid,” Jacobs told the Sacramento Bee. “He’s worth a lot more than that $5 bill I gave him.”

Jacobs, who originally said he might treat Armento to Chuck E. Cheese, took Joe and the little Giant’s 4-year-old brother, Nick, to the Jump On In bounce house in Boonton. Jacobs’ 5-year-old son, Brayden, made for three little kids on hand — and one big one.

(credit: Twitter/@gatorboy45)

(credit: Twitter/@gatorboy45)

 

The 29-year-old, who wasn’t always the most popular player in New York, said he was touched by Joe’s heartfelt plea.

“I’m at a point in my career when people have stopped believing in me and not believing that I can still play,” he said. “But that’s not the case. Joe believes in me, gave me a lot of confidence and a lot of want-to.”

Joe’s mother, Julie Armento, posted an image on Twitter of the signed Giants helmet. Jacobs inscribed it with his old No. 27, not the No. 45 he wears with San Francisco.

“Thank you (Jacobs) for giving joe and our family a lifetime memory,” she tweeted. “There will never be a better bounce house visit.”

Jacobs also tweeted a photo of the bounce-house gang: “The Armento family is great, God bless them and I wish them the best.”

Is this the feel-good story of the day or what?! Be heard in the comments below!

 

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"Brandon Jacobs Pays Back 6-Year-Old Giants Fan With Unforgettable Day". CBS. 21 June 2012. Web. 

View original article at cbslocal.com:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/21/brandon-jacobs-pays-back-6-year-old-giants-fan-with-unforgettable-day/

 

 

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Giants pitcher throws a perfect game

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(CNN) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday night in a 10-0 victory against the Houston Astros, the first pitcher to achieve that feat in Giants history.

"This is unbelievable," Cain told reporters after the game. "This is part of history. Something I am going to remember forever and ever."

Cain's perfect game is the 22nd in Major League Baseball history and he accomplished it with style, striking out 14 batters.

 Watch Giants fans react to Matt Cain's perfect game

Cain is the second pitcher this year to pitch a perfect game; Chicago White Sox right-hander Philip Humber also threw a perfect game on April 21.

SI: Cain's perfect game much more than just latest pitching gem

The early part of the game featured little drama as Cain dominated Astros hitters, and did not come close to giving up a hit.

But in the seventh inning, Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco saved the perfect game by chasing down a screaming drive hit by the Astros Jordan Schafer and making a diving catch on the warning track.

The dazzling catch also put Blanco in the spotlight as his name was trending on Twitter nationwide along with Matt Cain's some 20 minutes after the game.

Cain's feat comes the same night that New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey narrowly missed a no hitter. Dickey held the Tampa Bay Rays to only one infield hit Wednesday night, and did not walk a batter.

There have now been five no hitters this year. Along with Cain and Humber, Jered Weaver, Johan Santana and a crew of Seattle Mariners also pitched games without allowing a hit.

The win improved Cain's record to 8-2 for the season and dropped his earned run average of 2.18.

 

 
 

Mungin, Lateef. "Giants pitcher throws a perfect game". CNN. 14 June 2012. Web. 

View original article at cnn.com:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/14/sport/giants-perfect-game/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

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