Willie Mays

Barry Bonds addresses the crowd at his number retirement ceremony on August 11, 2018. (Courtesy / San Francisco Giants)

Barry Bonds is human after all, misses father during San Francisco Giants number retirement ceremony

AT&T PARK -- During his 16-minute, 45-second address to fans on Saturday,…

 

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin compares Khris Davis to Willie Mays … sort of

OAKLAND — After Oakland A’s designated hitter Khris Davis hit his 30th…

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Does Stephen Curry belong on the Bay Area’s sports Mt. Rushmore?

It wasn’t until December 30, 2017, that I realized how legendary Stephen…

 

Larry Baer, seen here Jan. 19, said Friday it’s a good year — the Giants’ 60th in San Francisco — to honor the luminaries of the franchise. He also said it’s time to restart the franchise’s Even Year magic. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants usher in historic 60th season

AT&T PARK — When Larry Baer was growing up in the Outer…

Larry Baer, seen here Jan. 19, said Friday it’s a good year — the Giants’ 60th in San Francisco — to honor the luminaries of the franchise. He also said it’s time to restart the franchise’s Even Year magic. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore couldn't escape the fifth on Wednesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore gets rocked as Giants fall to Dodgers

AT&T PARK — In recent weeks, Matt Moore's disastrously bad 2017 has…

Matt Moore couldn't escape the fifth on Wednesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Willie Mays salutes the crowd after it sang “Happy Birthday” to the Hall of Famer at AT&T Park on his 81st birthday. (SEzra Shaw/Getty Images 2012)

Cable car to be dedicated to Willie Mays

San Francisco will celebrate the 85th birthday of baseball great Willie Mays…

Willie Mays salutes the crowd after it sang “Happy Birthday” to the Hall of Famer at AT&T Park on his 81st birthday. (SEzra Shaw/Getty Images 2012)
Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…

Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams on Sunday that scouted left-handed trade bait Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Hamels or not, Dodgers have lots to prove

Only 12 days remain before the non-waiver trade deadline, and you know…

The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams on Sunday that scouted left-handed trade bait Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Kathy Willens/APYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pumps his fist after hitting his 661st career home run to pass Giants legend Willie Mays on Thursday.

A-Rod passes Mays with 661st career homer

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has passed Willie Mays for fourth place…

Kathy Willens/APYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pumps his fist after hitting his 661st career home run to pass Giants legend Willie Mays on Thursday.
Eric Risberg/APPouring it on: From left

Giants beat Tigers … in ballpark beer picks

While the Fall Classic between the Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs…

Eric Risberg/APPouring it on: From left

Belt’s short career full of optimism

It is soooooo tempting to think Brandon Belt is going to simply…

Giants icon Willie Mays is truly one of a kind

He is the last one, not so much standing but sitting, at…

Dickey: Mays biography a complete look at complex star

For a man who has spent so much of his life in…