On this date in Giants history — Dec. 9
1997: The Giants signed former Dodgers nemesis Orel Hershiser. The 39-year old right-hander, who will post an 11-10 record with a 4.41 ERA in 202 innings, will spend just one season with San Francisco before moving on to the Mets the following year.
1977: The A’s announce a deal which will send pitcher Vida Blue to Cincinnati for outfielder Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash. Baseball commissioner Kuhn cancels the proposed deal, stating the trade would be bad for baseball because it would benefit an already strong team without losing any significant talent in return. The A’s wound up trading Blue would to San Francisco in 1978, where the Cy Young award winner and six-time All Star would pitch until 1981 before re-signing with the Giants in 1985-’86.
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)