On this date in Giants history—Jan. 15
On this date in Giants history…
1888: In San Francisco, New York Giants pitcher George Van Haltren (pictured) tosses a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in an exhibition game. The only solidly hit ball is a Tip O’Neill line drive caught by first baseman Buck Ewing.
1936: Horace Stoneham is elected president of the New York Giants, succeeding his late father, Charles. Stoneham, at age 32, will remain president for the next 40 years before selling the team in 1976.
1964: San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays, the highest-paid player in major league baseball, signs for $105,000.
1998: The Chicago Cubs sign free agent relief pitcher Rod Beck to a one-year contract. “Shooter” spent the previous seven seasons with the Giants, from 1991-’97.
(Entries courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com)