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Giant Splash
Giant Splash

Giant Splash

Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay
By Andrew Baggarly

SPORTS & RECREATION

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $28.95)

ISBN 9781629370316

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2015)

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Overview

In Giant Splash, San Francisco Giants beat reporter Andrew Baggarly tells fans the stories behind the most memorable moments since the Giants moved to their sparkling new ballpark on the shores of McCovey Cove in 2000. This detailed account includes Kenny Lofton's single in Game 5 of the 2002 National League Championship Series, Barry Bonds hitting home runs number 71 and 72 to set a new record, Jonathan Sanchez throwing the first Giants no-hitter since 1976, the team's 2010 and 2012 World Series wins, and more. The most memorable moments are recalled: the people, the players, and the managers who ushered in a golden age by the Bay.

Reviews

"Every Giants fan must have this book!" —Jon Miller, Hall of Fame announcer and Giants play-by-play voice on A Band of Misfits

"Reading these riveting tales reminded me again why Andy Baggarly is one of the best baseball writers in America." —Jayson Stark, ESPN on A Band of Misfits

Author Biography

Andrew Baggarly is the San Francisco Giants beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and has covered the team for the past 10 years. He is the author of A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants and he formerly wrote for the Oakland Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News. He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in Millbrae, California.

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Giant Splash:

Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay

By Andrew Baggarly

Contact: Bill Ames ? Triumph Books ? 312.676.4256 ? b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

A perfect game, two no-hitters, an All-Star Game, a trove of milestone homers, a new standard for power in a single season, the christening of an all-time home run king, and three pennant-grabbing victories—two of them won in delirious, walk-off fashion and a third amid a biblical downpour. And, of course, three World Series ring ceremonies. Only when beginning to recount all the history-making, record-breaking and pennant-clinching events does one start to understand the abundance of baseball riches in which San Francisco Giants fans have reveled since the team moved to its splendid new ballpark on the shores of McCovey Cove in 2000.

 

Giant Splash: Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay (Triumph Books, May 2015) by Giants beat reporter Andrew Baggarly recalls the people, the players and the managers who ushered in a golden age of baseball in San Francisco. This detailed account includes:

 

  • Tim Lincecum winning Cy Young Awards with an explosive fastball and gymnastic delivery
  • Barry Bonds splashing his way to the single-season home run record in 2001
  • Jonathan Sanchez throwing a no-hitter to break a 33-year drought
  • The 19 most significant games witnessed at Pacific Bell/SBC/AT&T Park

 

Written in captivating prose, Giant Splash: Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay is an indispensible baseball classic, sure to charm lifelong Giants fans and recent followers alike.

 

About the Author:

Andrew Baggarly is the San Francisco Giants beat reporter for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group and is entering his 20th season covering Major League Baseball. He is the author of A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants, a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame and a three-time Jeopardy! champion.

 

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