On this date in Giants history—Jan. 16
On this date in Giants history…
1996: The San Francisco Giants sign much-acclaimed amateur free agent Osvaldo Fernandez (pictured). The Cuban national squad’s All-Star pitcher, who defected as his club played Team USA in Tennessee, will post a disappointing 10-17 record during two seasons with the Giants.
2003: The owners establish the minimum age of 14 for bat boys. The change from not having any age requirement is prompted by a near collision at home plate during Game Five of the World Series involving 4-year old bat boy Darren Baker, the son of Giants manager Dusty Baker.
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