Happy Birthday – Brandon Belt

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Brandon Belt, giraffe

Here are some Giants Gems for Brandon Belt’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Brandon!

  • Born April 20, 1988, in Nacogdoches, Texas, in a house his father built.
  • Had a verbal agreement with Cubs coming out of high school to be drafted in high rounds. But Cubs didn’t come through and Red Sox drafted him in the 11th round. Disappointed, Belt went to college instead. “Everything I went through happened for a reason,’’ he says. “I’m so happy I went to college. I matured so much as a baseball player and as a person and I made so many friends.’’
  • In 2009 Brandon played well in the Big 12 tournament, which helped him get drafted. Another thing that helped was the veteran eye of Giants scout Doug Mapson, who had seen Belt hit a home run in the Cape Cod all-star game, turning around a 98 mph fastball. “It was in there,” Mapson said. “You can’t make that up.”

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4 Comments

Happy birthday, Brandon!

Happy Birthday Baby G!!! You were so sweet to the fans at Scottsdale Stadium when I was there in Feb. You didn’t walk away until everyone had their signature or their picture. All other players should take a lesson from you! You are the BEST!!

Happy Birthday from a fellow Texan…hope it’s a great one for you!

Brandon is a class act! And my daughter shares a birthday with him! :) (Though she’s about 22 years younger than him. ;))

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