June 22nd, 2012
Today aspiring Balldudes and Balldudettes took the field at AT&T Park to practice their skills and vie for the coveted job for an upcoming game. They took infield and outfield practice, batted and answered trivia questions in the hot corner. The proceeds go to the Giants Community Fund, who hosted the event with Giants alumni Bill Laskey and Rich Murray.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Oakland Athletics in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (2-8, 6.19) will face A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker (3-3, 2.82).
Carl Hubbell was a 9-time All-Star posted 253-154 record in 16 seasons with Giants…his 1.66 ERA in 1933 is best in franchise history…posted franchise-record 46.1-con- secutive scoreless innings in 1933…was NL MVP in 1933 and ’36…won 24 straight decisions spanning 1936-37…struck out 6 batters in 1934 All-Star game at Polo Grounds, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx…