On this date in Giants history—Jan. 1
Happy birthday to 2010 2nd-round draft pick Jarrett Parker, who turns 23 today.
1923: Having promised his fans and former teammates he’d live to see 1923, Wee Willie Keeler dies on New Years Day 1923 as a result of heart failure. The diminutive fine-hitting Hall of Fame outfielder, who played for the National League’s Superbas (Dodgers), Orioles, and Giants and the Highlanders (Yankees) of the American League, is credited with the baseball axiom, “Keep your eye clear, and hit ‘em where they ain’t”.
1970: Chub Feeney begins his 16-year presidency of the National League taking over for Warren Giles, who held the position for 18 years. The Dartmouth College graduate, the grandson of Charles Stoneham, the late owner of the Giants, once served as the team’s bat boy.
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)