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The Giants celebrated their Hispanic heritage today with Fiesta Gigantes, a pregame party that took place in O’Doul Plaza. There was live music and Orlando Cepeda dropped by with Spanish broadcasters Erwin Higueros and Tito Fuentes. During a pregame ceremony, Javier Lopez was presented with the Jose Uribe Sportsmanship Award from the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame. The team also played today’s game, a 2-3 loss to the LA Dodgers, in Gigantes jerseys.
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. These banners highlight everything from the 60s to the mid-80s.
Erwin Higueros, a 24-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 14th full season, his 15th overall in the Giants’ Spanish language radio booth. In addition to his broadcast responsibilities, Higueros is a member of the Giants front office, working in both the media relations and Hispanic marketing departments. Higueros began his broadcasting career with the Oakland A’s (1988-97), and was the play-by-play announcer for games that were televised on Telemundo-Channel 48 from 1995-97. A versatile announcer, Higueros was the Spanish play-by- play voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Jose Sharks in 1995, the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2000. He has handled the radio play-by-play duties on Spanish radio for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team the past three seasons (2009-11). Higueros broadcast the League Division Series for FOX Sports International in 2004-06. Born in Guatemala, he moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. A graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland, he attended Cal State Hayward and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. Higueros resides in Oakland with his wife, Maria. The couple has two grown children, Claudia and Erwin, Jr.
Tito Fuentes returns to the Giants’ Spanish language broadcast booth for his ninth straight season. Fuentes previously served as a member of the Spanish language broadcast team from 1981-92, and in 1996-2004 he broadcast for FOX Sports International which is aired in Latin America. An active participant in the Giants’ marketing efforts, he is a regular participant in the Giants Fantasy Camp and Giants Cruise. A former Major League second baseman who played for the Giants from 1965-74, Fuentes saw big league action with San Diego, Detroit and Oakland. The Havana, Cuba native was initially signed as an 18-year-old amateur before the start of the 1962 sea- son and was the last baseball player signed directly out of Cuba before the United States embargo against Cuba. A .268 hitter over his 13-year career, he was voted the starting second baseman on the Dream Team for the Giants 25th Anniversary team by San Francisco fans in 1982. In 1997, “23” was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Maritza, reside in Reno, Nevada.