On the ‘89 team reunion

That was just classic when Craig Lefferts sprinted in- as he did in every relief appearance he made back in ‘89. One of my fondest Giants memories from the 80s.

Most poignant moment was when Jose Uribe’s wife and daughter appeared with Juan Uribe, and Mrs. Uribe put on the number 23 jersey.

Rick Reuschel looks like he could still pitch. I think he actually still does, on the fantasy camp circuit.

Roger Craig still has the same walk he did when going out to the mound. He just needed those black vinyl sleeves underneath his jersey.

There was an eclectic but long list of the ‘89 Giants who appeared. From utility infielder Ed Jurak, who had exactly 42 at bats with the Giants that year, to Will Clark, Robby Thompson, and of course, ‘89 NL MVP Kevin Mitchell. Roger Craig and his coaches, heck, even the trainers were invited. Here’s the complete list:

Coaching Staff: Roger Craig, Wendell Kim, Norm Sherry, Bill Fahey

Staff: Greg Lynn, Mark Letond, Mike Murphy

Infielders: Will Clark, Robby Thompson, Ernest Riles, Ed Jurak, Greg Litton

Outfielders: Pat Sheridan, Kevin Mitchell, Donnell Nixon

Pitchers: Rick Reuschel, Don Robinson, Scott Garrelts, Kelly Downs, Atlee Hammaker, Bob Knepper, Mike Krukow, Dave Dravecky, Randy McCament, Ernie Camacho

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This post was written by Hank on June 14, 2009


First Content Page- Past Giants Slogans

I added the first of what I hope will be many pages. It’s a page of past Giants marketing slogans. Additions/corrections are welcome.

On a related note, I am also looking for the actual mp3s of any old Giants jingles, such as the “Humm Baby” song:

Gotta say humm baby when you see these Giants

Humm baby , watch them play

Humm baby, humm baby, it’s gonna be fun

or the full Giants Hang In There song:

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

Winning ain’t something you can always do

The Giants, Giants hang in there

When you’re a kid, it’s just a catchy song, but once I grew up and understood those lyrics, I was like, wow, that’s so defeatist.

So far, all I have is It’s Bye Bye Baby, the Giants Have Come To Play (really early 80s I think), and Take a Giant Step (’82-’83ish). And obviously, 1989 is just the James Brown song of the same name. Anyways, if anybody has ‘em, please drop me a line at editor (the at sign) itsbyebyebaby (dot) com. Thanks and go Giants!

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This post was written by Hank on August 11, 2008