On this date in Giants history—Feb. 15
Happy birthday to Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz (pictured), who turns 28 today.
There are just 3 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training and 48 days until Opening Day.
On this date in Giants history…
1910: Both leagues adopt resolutions banning “syndicate” baseball, which allowed owners to have financial interests in more than one team. The National League votes for a 154-game schedule to open on April 12th, which the American League has already adopted. Other rules: umpires must announce all team changes to spectators; batting orders must be delivered to the umpire at home plate before the game; a batter is out if he crosses the plate from one batter’s box to the other while the pitcher is in position to pitch; a base runner is out if he passes another runner before the latter has been put out.
1980: The San Diego Padres trade 41-year-old pitcher Gaylord Perry and a pair of minor leaguers (Tucker Ashford and Joe Carroll) to the Texas Rangers for 1B Willie Montanez. A Hall of Famer, Perry spent his first 10 years with the Giants (1962–’71).
1990: Major league owners refuse to open spring training camps without a new basic agreement with the Players’ Association, beginning a lockout that will last 32 days and postpone the start of the regular season by one week.
(Entries courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com except where noted)