San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?

San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?


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San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone? by Matt Johanson, Wylie Wong

This offering in the continuing “Where Have You Gone?” series focuses on the lost heroes from San Francisco Giants baseball history, especially those whose lives took dramatic turns. From Willie McCovey’s struggles to heal his ruined knees to Will Clark’s efforts to support children with autism, find out what paths Giants stars of the past fifty-plus years have been pursuing since their days on the diamond. With commentary from Felipe Alou, Dusty Baker, Lon Simmons, and Hank Greenwald, relive the drama of Giants’ playing careers. For both the devoted and casual fans of the orange and black, with interests and lifestyles as diverse as those profiled, this revised edition will be sure to offer the inside stories from on and off the field of more than twenty Giants legends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596701878
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/15/2007
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Johanson teaches social studies and journalism at Castro Valley High School in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a freelance journalist, he contributes articles about sports, the outdoors, education, and politics to newspapers including the San
Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles
Times, and the San Jose Mercury News.

Wong is a journalist with over fifteen years’
experience working for newspapers, magazines, and Internet media companies. He is a former business and technology reporter for, where he won a national award for investigative reporting by the Society of Professional
Journalists. Wylie, now a freelance writer, is a San Francisco native.

Miller has been known for his excellence in baseball broadcasting for over thirty years, most notably as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Miller spent fourteen years with the
Baltimore Orioles before arriving in San Francisco. He currently serves as a commentator for KNBR Radio and NBC Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Acknowledgments x

Big in Japan Daryl Spencer 1

Trailblazer Masanori Murakami 8

"I Opened My Eyes" Orlando Cepeda 13

"There Is Life After Baseball" Mike McCormick 19

Company Man Jim Davenport 25

The Spitters and the Skipper Gaylord Perry 31

The Godfather Willie Mays 40

"Like Picasso" Juan Marichal 45

"Hot Dog" Tito Fuentes 51

"Sharks in the Water" John D'Acquisto 56

"I've Got a Dream Again" John Montefusco 65

Stretching for Recovery Willie McCovey 73

Talent Runs in the Family Jim Barr 80

As Frank As Ever Frank Robinson 86

"I'm Not a Dodger" Jack Clark 91

Bones, Boos, and God Johnnie Lemaster 99

Teaching Baby 'Backs the ABCs Mark Davis 106

Iraqi Road Warrior Chris Brown 114

"Be Yourself" Mark Grant 120

The Moon Man Cometh Greg Minton 124

Diamondback in the Rough Bob Brenly 130

Dot-Com, Dot-Bomb Joel Youngblood 140

"How Precious Life Is" Dave Dravecky 145

"Jack of All Trades" Chris Speier 154

Grabbing Some Pine with Kruk and Kuip Mike Krukow Duane Kuiper 161

"O.G." Kevin Mitchell 172

"It Was Time to Move On" Bob Lurie 181

Tiger Trainer Roger Craig 188

"Daddy of the Year" Will Clark 196

Walk on the "Positive" Side Matt Williams 203

Starts 'Em Up Brian Johnson 211

From Second Base to "Survivor" Jeff Kent 218

Epilogue: Golden Reflections: Musings on the 2010 and 2012 World Series Titles 224

Bibliography 228

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