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San Francisco: AT&T Park - San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame - Bobby Bollin, Mike McCormick, Jim Davenport and Dick Dietz | by wallyg
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San Francisco: AT&T Park - San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame - Bobby Bollin, Mike McCormick, Jim Davenport and Dick Dietz

Bobby Bolin

San Francisco Giants: 1961-1969

 

South Carolinian pitched first nine seasons of solid 13-year career with San Francisco. Right-handed sidearmer established San Francisco Giants record for Lowest ERA, Season (1.99) in 1968, second in NL to Bob Gibson's ML-record 1.12. He ranks among San Francisco Giants All-Time leaders in Wins (73), ERA (3.26), and Strikeouts (977).

 

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Jim Davenport

San Francisco Giants: 1958-1970

San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1962

NL Gold Glove Award: 1962

 

Alabama native emerged as Opening Day third baseman in 1958, beginning five decades of service to Giants as player, manager (1985), coach and scout. Considered one of the finest fielding third basemen of his era, "Peanut" leads all San Francisco Giants third basemen in Games, Career (1,130) and Putouts, Career (863).

 

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Mike McCormick

San Francisco Giants: 1956-1962, 1967-1970

San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1960, 1961

Cy Young Award: 1967

NL Comeback Player of the Year: 1967

 

Signed by New York Giants at age 17, McCormick debuted at Polo Grounds and became a stalwart starter during club's move to West Coast, registering 59 Wins in his first seven seasons. He pitched a five-inning 3-0 no-hitter vs. Phillies (Connie Mack Stadium, June 12, 1959), and was NL ERA Leader (2.70) in 1960. Reacquired in 1967, "Lefty" won baseball's top pitching prize, The Cy Young, leading the NL with a 22-10 record, along with a 2.85 ERA.

 

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Dick Dietz

San Francisco Giants: 1966-1971

San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1970

 

Topps 1967 All-Star Rookie cathcer, "The Mule" had banner year in 1970, batting .300, 22 HR, 107 RBI. His leadoff homer in ninth off Catfish Hunter in '70 All-Star Game (Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, July 14, 1970) ignited rally that led NL to 5-4 win in 12 innings. He caught Gaylord Perry's no-hitter vs. Cardinals (Candlestick Park, September 17, 1968).

 

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The San Francisco Giants inaugurated the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame, a perpetual tribute to their greatest stars, in September 2008 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Season in San Francisco. The plaques along this wall recognize Giants players whose records stand highest among their teammates on the basis of longevity and achievements. Those honored have played a minimum of nine seasons for the San Francisco Giants, or five seasons with at least one All-Star selection as a Giant. As of Opening Day 2008, a group of 43 Giants legends qualified for this distinction, forming the charter class of honorees. As present and future generations of Giants players meet the criteria and make their marks in baseball history, plaques celebrating their careers will join this row of Giants immortals upon their retirement.

 

AT&T Park, located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza in San Francisco's South Beach, has been the home of San Francisco Giants since it was opened by China Basin Ballpark Corp on March 31, 2000. Originally named Pacific Bell Park, then renamed SBC Park in 2003, it was ultimately christened AT&T Park in 2006. Replacing Candlestick Park as the Giants' home, it was Major League Baseball's first privately financed ballpark since 1962.

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Taken on September 8, 2009