On this date in Giants history — Dec. 19
2001: Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and the 2001 season’s National League MVP award winner will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.
1936: The Braves purchase Eddie Mayo from the Giants. The 26-year old infielder will see limited playing time during his two seasons in Boston, hitting just .216, but will become a productive war-time player for the Tigers, being named the Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News in 1945.
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)