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From The Archives – JT Snow

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Willie Mac Award Winner – Hunter Pence

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Willie Mac Award Winners: Andres Torres, tiny Felder, JT Snow, Shawon Dunston, Matt Cain, Mark Gardner, Mike Krukow pose with 2013 winner Hunter Pence and Willie McCovey

The Willie McCovey Award is an annual honor bestowed upon the most inspirational player on the team, as voted upon by Giants players, coaches, training staff and the fans.  The award was established in 1980, in honor of former legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.  Hunter Pence will receive a plaque prior to tonight’s game. Engraved on the plaque are the words “Competitive Spirit, Ability and Leadership” to characterize the qualities both McCovey and Pence exemplify.

Pence has batted .282 (174-for-617) with 35 doubles, 25 home runs, 93 RBI and has stolen 22 bases in 159 games in his second season in a Giants uniform. The 25 home runs match the most of his career for a single season and he’s seven RBI shy of reaching the 100-plateau for the second straight campaign. The 30-year-old Texas native has batted .313 (76-for-243) with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 65 games since the All-Star break.

Pence has started every one of the Giants’ 159 games this season and could become the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954. Pence can also become the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield. Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants. Pence has started 168 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NL and the second longest in the Majors.

Willie McCovey Golf Classic

Today, the Giants Community Fund hosted the annual Willie McCovey Golf Classic at Harding Park.  Entrance into the tournament purchased a round of golf with a Giants celebrity, a chance to meet Willie McCovey and served as a donation to the Community Fund.  For more information about the fund click here.

Parade – Players & Alumni

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Brandon Crawford

Players and Giants Alumni alike had a great time along the 1.7 mile Parade Route to the Civic Center.

Willie Mac Award

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2011 Willie Mac Award Winner – Ryan Vogelsong with his son Ryder and wife,  Nicole.

The final Friday home game each year is dedicated to one of the Giants greats – Willie McCovey.  Since 1980, the award is awarded to the Giants player who exemplifies the spirit and leadership shown by Willie throughout his career.  This years award will be presented during a pre-game ceremony on Friday, September 21.

View Level Timeline – Part 6

In 2008, to celebrate our 50th anniversary in San Francisco  we installed a timeline on the View Level at the ballpark which highlighted some of our great players and amazing moments.  We know that all of our fans are not able to come to a game at the park, or those who do may not be old enough to remember some of our alumni.  For this road trip we decided to showcase the timeline and give everyone a bit more information about the moments. One banner, lots of recent memories are highlighted here.

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The first 7 years at our new ballpark packed a lot of memories.

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