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Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)

Home run tracker, with roots at Candlestick Park, marks 30 years

When Giants first baseman Brandon Belt slugged a solo home run in…

 

Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Cueto leaves with injury as Giants take series from Reds

A latissimus dorsi injury to Johnny Cueto cast a dark cloud over…

 

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) slides into home for the score on a triple by San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater (13) in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants bats rally for Gausman

Through the first 10 games of the 2021 season, the story for…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

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The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s stay nimble, eager to defend AL West title

Despite an ongoing state of flux, team’s a consistent contender

A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants beat A’s in final 2021 spring training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh As spring training comes to an end, the San…

  • Mar 29, 2021
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Heliot Ramos earned praise from the San Francisco Giants in his first spring training. (Twitter screenshot)

Outfielder Heliot Ramos wins Giants’ Barney Nugent Award

Honor goes to outstanding player who exemplifies team spirit

  • Mar 29, 2021
Heliot Ramos earned praise from the San Francisco Giants in his first spring training. (Twitter screenshot)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Logan Webb’s pitching standing out in Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner 24-year-old Logan Webb has…

  • Mar 15, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Up-and-coming players show glimpses of future greatness at Giants Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Thousands of baseball players across the nation have one…

  • Mar 8, 2021
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)

With happy fans in the stands, Oakland A’s dominate Cleveland Indians in Spring Training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh It was a perfect day for the Oakland Athletics,…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)
Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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2016 Special to S.F. Examiner
Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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2016 Special to S.F. Examiner
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Defenses dominate in Giants-Dodgers matchup

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Giants…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)

Giants struggle against Angels in first game of Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Nearly 1,000 fans gathered into a breezy Scottsdale Stadium…

  • Feb 28, 2021
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)
Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)

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Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)