Inside Giant Moments

This season of Inside Giant Moments introduces new host Adam Copeland as he takes you in-depth about the 2022 Giants and what's happening all around the organization. Adam connects with players, coaches, Forever Giants, and front office staff. He brings his own thorough knowledge of Giants baseball and his perspective about the team, along with a range of insiders to guest co-host.

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Get to Know New Giants GM Pete Putila
Now in San Francisco, hear what parts of the city Pete’s explored so far. He also discusses his first impressions of the current roster and farm system, plus we learn what two qualities stood out to Pete when he interviewed with Farhan Zaidi.
29 min
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Offseason Chat with Gabe Kapler
Manager Gabe Kapler discusses why the Giants put such a focus on player development at the big-league level.
33 min
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J.D. Davis on The Advice Willie Mays Gave Him, ...
Hear how J.D. Davis told his dad (who was a big Dodgers fan) that he got traded to the Giants, why he likes working with the Giants coaching staff compared to past teams, and what advice Willie Mays gave him.
28 min
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Hunter Pence on Top Giants Moments, Becoming a ...
Hunter Pence talks about what an honor it is joining the Giants Wall of Fame on Saturday, September 17.
33 min
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Dave Flemming on David Villar's Adjustments & P...
Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming discusses what fans have to look forward to for the rest of the year and looking to 2023. He talks about the adjustments David Villar made in Triple A and how that's already paying off, as well as outfielder Lewis Brinson and how he's trying to bring more fun to his game. Dave also guesses who this year's Willie Mac Award winner will be.
36 min
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Inside the Clubhouses of Oracle Park with Abe S...
In this week's episode, Adam chats with Abe Silvestri, Senior Director of Team Operations. Having worked five seasons in the visiting clubhouse, Abe shares what it was like having the very unique job of "hosting the enemy" and one of the craziest requests he received from a visiting player
39 min
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Mike Yastrzemski on Mental Preparation & How to...
Yaz discusses his mental preparation before a game and how it has changed over the course of his baseball career. He also details what it's like to play right field at Oracle Park
36 min
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Joey Bart on Coming Into His Own
Bart discusses finding his routine in the big leagues and the adjustments he's made to be successful with the Giants.
32 min
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Ryan Vogelsong Reflects on the 2012 Season
Ryan Vogelsong reflects on his baseball journey from being a struggling pitcher to becoming a crucial member of the 2012 World Series team ahead of the 2012 team reunion this weekend
40 min
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Jakob Junis on Becoming A Giant, Adding New Pit...
Jakob Junis shares his baseball journey from a growing up in the Midwest to becoming one of the key members of the current Giants starting pitching rotation. Junis also discusses the intricacies of perfecting his craft by adding new pitches to his arsenal. Junis then details his relationship with Giants alumni and talks about the emotions of being the starting pitcher on Will Clark Day.
40 min
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Mike Krukow on Celebrating Will Clark
Listen to Mike Krukow share stories about his close friend and former teammate Will Clark ahead of Clark's number retirement ceremony on Saturday, July 30. Krukow covers the big moments like Clark's first MLB homerun off of Nolan Ryan and the 1989 NLCS as well as Clark's electric energy, personality on and off the field, and mental approach to the game. Krukow also explains the magnitude of what an honor it is as an athlete for a franchise to retire your number.
39 min
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All Star Game, Walk-off Wins and Upcoming Giant...
Adam recaps the exciting end to the first half of the season, Joc's reception at the All Star game and what to expect in the second half including the upcoming series against the Dodgers
25 min
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Get to Know Bay Area Native Pitcher Sam Long
Coming off of his first career save in the big leagues, hear about how close Sam Long was to leaving baseball, his friendship with Logan Webb and what it was like growing up a Giants fan watching Barry Bonds and playing in the Coke bottle slide at Oracle Park.
41 min
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Looking Ahead to the Second Half of the Season...
Adam and KNBR's "Talkin' Baseball" Co-host Kerry Crowley breakdown the 2022 Giants season so far and deep dive into what the outlook is for the second half of the season.
46 min
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Giants Team Photographer of 26 Years - Andy Kuno
As the Giants team photographer, Andy Kuno captured historic moments from a unique perspective.
42 min
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Brandon Crawford - Highlights From Over 1500 G...
Crawford reflects on some of his top highlights from playing over 1500 games as a Giant including Matt Cain's Perfect Game, Wild Card games, and two World Series parades. He shares what it's like having grown up a Giants fan in the Bay Area and how his own family has grown since he started playing.
40 min
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Austin Slater on Sweeping the Dodgers, Hitting ...
Coming off a Dodgers sweep, Adam Copeland chats with Austin Slater about his leadoff homerun and how the series impacted the clubhouse energy. Plus, hear what advice he got from Hunter Pence about playing right field at Oracle Park.
40 min
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Pride Day with Giants Executive Roscoe Mapps & ...
Some things are bigger than baseball and more important than the rivalry. Roscoe Mapps, Giants VP of External Affairs, and Erik Braverman, Dodgers SVP of Marketing, Communications & Broadcasting, each talk about Pride and the celebration that will be hosted at Oracle Park on Saturday, June 11.
40 min
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Controlled Breathing with Harvey Martin
In this episode Adam chats with Harvey Martin, Giants Breath and Human Performance Coach. They discuss how Harvey has been helping our players train their breathing so they can perform their best. Follow along as he breaks down the three pillars in which he views breath and then shares a few tips that could help us all improve our breathing. Plus Harvey shares who his favorite player was growing up, hint it is someone very familiar to us!
45 min
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Evan Longoria - Getting a Hit Off of Pujols & M...
Evan Longoria talks about how he felt getting a hit off of Pujols and which Giants position player he thinks would be ready to pitch.
41 min
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Thank You Buster
Buster Posey reveals what parts of his retirement ceremony were a surprise for him. He reflects on the dynamics of each World Series winning clubhouse, what it was like to meet Willie Mays for the first time and how baseball evolved during his career.
47 min
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Pitching Coach Andrew Bailey on NLDS Pitching P...
Pitching Coach Andrew Bailey talks about DeSclafani being on the mound for NLDS Game 4 versus the Dodgers. He also discusses Webb, Doval, and Wood's performances from earlier in the series.
19 min
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LaMonte Wade Jr. - 2021 Willie Mac Award Winner
In this bonus episode of Inside Giant Moments, LaMonte Wade Jr. talks about what it meant to win the Willie Mac Award voted on by his teammates, his mentality going into the 9th inning of a game, and how his life changed since joining the Giants.
25 min
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Kevin Gausman
Pitcher Kevin Gausman talks about heading to the postseason, his walk-off win, Logan Webb and his hopes to stay with the Giants
27 min
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Inside the Bullpen with Tony Watson and Dominic...
The 2021 Giants bullpen is almost entirely different now than it was at the start of the season. Get to know Dominic Leone-- his great dog, his experience being an opener and how he feels about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry. Plus, hear from Tony Watson on his return to the Giants, why he's excited to be back and how the organization has changed.
52 min
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Building a Winning Team with GM Scott Harris
Scott Harris shares the crucial step that led to the Kris Bryant trade. The Giants' GM also shares his thoughts on team depth going into the final month of the regular season and the two things Giants coaches do to set up each player for success.
27 min
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Giants Wives - Jalynne Crawford & Paige Yastrze...
Being in the MLB may seem glamorous, but it comes with challenges, and no one understands that better than the players' wives. Jalynne Crawford and Paige Yastrzemski share their unique experiences with their husbands' baseball careers, the grind of the baseball lifestyle, and the misconceptions about being a baseball wife
63 min
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Resiliency in Recovery with Longoria
Evan Longoria just returned from two months on the injured list after having a strong start to the season.
38 min
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Details of the MLB Draft with Yaz and Holmes
Mike Yastrzemski and Director of Amateur Scouting Michael Holmes discuss the draft experience and the Giants 2021 MLB Draft approach.
40 min
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Return to Full Capacity
The return of fans to fill Oracle Park was a landmark moment, as it didn’t only represent the opportunity for the Giants faithful to see baseball. It also represented a societal return to normalcy, making it an emotional experience in addition to an entertainment experience. President and CEO Larry Baer, right fielder Mike Yastrzemski, and broadcaster Dave Flemming all discuss what a full Oracle Park looked like and felt like from three distinct Giants perspectives.
56 min
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Midseason Mashup
With the season reaching the halfway mark, it’s time to catch up on some of our one-on-one conversations that we saved for a special occasion. That occasion is now as Buster Posey discusses his resilient first-half numbers, Steven Duggar takes you step by step through the amazing win on May 28 against the Dodgers, Heliot Ramos talks about the future, and Tyler Beede talks about his off the field music career.
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Get to Know the New Guys Jake McGee and Jason V...
The 2021 Giants have a number of new faces, including reliever Jake McGee and infielder Jason Vosler. McGee, who has been a crucial late game presence out of the bullpen, discusses the emotions his Giants fan family felt when he joined the team, his memorable first day in the Majors and how he can be successful while mostly relying on one pitch. Vosler talks about his big league debut earlier this year and which players he studied to transform himself into an effective home run hitter.
37 min
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Being a Dad
Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Alex Dickerson and Darin Ruf all share stories of parenthood, the challenges of being a Daddy on the road and how to blend good baseball with healthy babies.
56 min
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The Resilient Series - Tyler Rogers and Steven ...
The entire 2021 Giants team is resilient, but two players who are in the midst of their most consistent play in the Majors to date share the story of their grind to get to where they are today. Tyler Rogers, who was moments away from giving up his baseball dreams when they suddenly came true and Steven Duggar, who seemed on the verge of losing his spot on the 40-man roster at the beginning of the year and is now playing the best he ever has.
44 min
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Call Up Stories - Austin Slater & Caleb Baragar
In part two of the Call Up Stories series, hear from outfielder Austin Slater and pitcher Caleb Baragar on their unique journeys to the majors and the moment their dream became reality.
39 min
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Call Up Stories - Logan Webb & Mauricio Dubón
Every big leaguer remembers their call up story, when their dream becomes reality after enduring the minor league grind and finally making the Majors. The end result is the same, but each journey is unique. Hear from Mauricio Dubón and Logan Webb about their call to the Majors in part one of this series.
22 min
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All About Food
As professional athletes, what the Giants eat and when they eat is a big part of their daily regimen. Listen to Alex Dickerson, Austin Slater, Caleb Baragar, Manager Gabe Kapler, and the Director of Performance Nutrition Leron Sarig talk all about food--their habits, preferences, and philosophies.
58 min
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Attracting Young Fans - Part 1
How does baseball continue its tradition, but also welcome in new and younger fans? Hear from the Giants player rep Austin Slater, prospect Heliot Ramos, manager Gabe Kapler and young pitcher Caleb Baragar on their thoughts in Part 1 of this episode.
41 min
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Growing Up A Giants Fan
For most people, getting to play or coach for the baseball team they grew up loving is just a dream. For Brandon Crawford, Mauricio Dubón, assistant coach Alyssa Nakken and hitting coach Donnie Ecker, it is a reality. Listen to learn how they've each made their way to the big leagues, from their memories going to Giants games as fans, to now being a part of the team they've always admired.
64 min
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The Vanderbilt Connection
Can you imagine getting to work with your closest college friends years later? That’s how it’s played out for a select group of Giants, all VandyBoys. Mike Yastrzemski, Curt Casali, Tyler Beede, Sam Selman and first base coach Antoan Richardson all played baseball at Vanderbilt in Nashville and built a special bond. Mark Willard visits with each of them (including Yaz and Casali together) along with their beloved Vandy coach Tim Corbin on what they were all like during college.
94 min
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Get To Know The New Guys - Tommy La Stella and ...
Get to know infielder Tommy La Stella and catcher Curt Casali, new additions that will play prominent roles on the Giants this year. La Stella, who signed a three-year deal with the team, talks about his love for Mario Kart N64, his wedding plans, and what he finds unique about this Giants team. Casali discusses how playing for the minor league Durham Bulls was similar to the movie “Bill Durham,” his excitement to call Oracle Park "home," and how he’s already played with many current Giants between Vanderbilt and his stints with the Rays and Reds.
45 min
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The Return of Buster Posey
After taking the shortened 2020 season off to help raise his premature adopted twins, Buster Posey is back for the 2021 season! Hear from Manager Gabe Kapler, plus Brandon Crawford, Joey Bart, Logan Webb, and Mauricio Dubón on Posey's impact both on the field and in the clubhouse.
40 min
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Darin Ruf
Ruf shares his experience playing baseball in Korea, his 2020 journey to earning a roster spot and how the Giants hitting coaches have helped him develop as a DH.
36 min
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Mauricio Dubon
Dubon shares his enthusiasm for playing center field, his eagerness to learn from all of his teammates, his perspective having grown up in Honduras, and his insights on the uniqueness of 2020 baseball.
34 min
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Mike Yastrzemski
Mike Yastrzemski shares the hitting advice he gets from Hall of Fame grandfather, Carl, along with his own mental approach at the plate, and how the game has shifted without the intensity of playing in front of fans. Yaz also describes the excitement of his first splash hit being a walkoff and his outlook on the Giants' postseason chances this year.
34 min
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Kai Correa
Bench coach Kai Correa talks in depth about his role, working closely with manager Gabe Kapler and the clubhouse chemistry.
27 min
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Ron Wotus on Clinching Playoffs and 34 Years wi...
Ron Wotus on Clinching Playoffs and 34 Years with Organization
30 min
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Young Giants: 2021 Minor League Update
The 2021 Giants Organization is having a strong year top to bottom partially thanks to the teams' depth. Both in Triple-A Sacramento and in Low-A San Jose, there are familiar names, stars on the brink and big storylines
53 min
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Transitioning to Mental Health with Drew Robinson
After a stunning 15-month journey following his suicide attempt and remarkable return to baseball, Drew Robinson discusses the emotional ups and downs of the season and his decision to move into a mental health advocate role with the Giants
49 min
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Diversity in Baseball
The Giants have always valued and amplified diversity in baseball. Two shining examples within the organization are coach Alyssa Nakken and public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon. Alyssa discusses her sometimes unintended journey to becoming such a notable figure within the sport while Renel talks about all the work she’s doing to continue the cause.
40 min
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The Beat Writers (Part 2) - Andrew Baggerly and...
The 2021 Giants have had a number of amazing stories unfold already. What would those stories be without the people who bring them to us? The Giants beat writers are the bridge between the players and the fans, helping to share the experience of Giants baseball. In the 2nd episode on the beat writers, Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle and Andrew Baggarly of the Athletic share their perspectives on a changing world in sports media, their thoughts on the 2021 team, and their favorite stories from what is shaping up to be a memorable season
55 min
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The Beat Writers (Part 1) - Alex Pavlovic and K...
There's a select group of people that follow the Giants for a living. Hear from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area and Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group to learn the inside scoop about their gig, how it’s changed through COVID, and what they really think of the Giants' hot start.
51 min
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Welcome Home - Returning to Oracle Park
To welcome fans home to Oracle Park for the first time in 18 months, the Giants worked thoughtfully and diligently to combine joy and safety. Hear from broadcaster Mike Krukow, PA announcer Renel Brooks-Moon and front office perspectives from Alfonso Felder, Casey Baksa, and Chris Goodyear on the behind-the-scenes of getting the ballpark operating again and the uplifting experience of fans cheering on the 2021 Giants in person.
67 min
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Russ Ortiz
This righty was the winning pitcher in 2002 that finally sent the Giants to the NLCS for the first time since 1989. Ortiz reflects on his memorable Game 6 World Series performance--and his even more memorable souvenir. (San Francisco Giant 1998-2002, 2007)
63 min
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Eli Whiteside
After grinding in the minors for nearly eight years, this backup catcher wound up catching the Giants' first no-hitter in 33 years. Whiteside talks about only realizing it was a no-hitter late in the game and the relationship he had with pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. (San Francisco Giant 2009-2012)
54 min
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Jeffrey Leonard
All-Star left fielder Leonard reminisces about playing for Roger Craig and alongside superstar teammates like Kevin Mitchell, Will Clark, and Robby Thompson. The 1987 NLCS MVP shares his memories from the series including hitting four homeruns and the infamous One Flap Down moment. (San Francisco Giant 1981-1988)
85 min
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Robb Nen
The beloved closer and 3-time All Star reminisces on his postseason memories on the mound. Nen talks about leaving everything on the field, earning two saves in the 2002 World Series before tearing his rotator cuff in Game 6--the final game of his career. He’s appreciative to still be a part of the organization and a part of the Giants family. (San Francisco Giant 1998-2002)
46 min
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Travis Ishikawa
Throughout Ishikawa’s nearly 10-year career, no moment was more iconic than his three-run walk-off homerun in 2014 to send the Giants to the World Series. He breaks down that moment, opens up about the many ups and downs of his baseball career and shares what it meant to him to earn two World Series rings with the Giants. (San Francisco Giant 2006, 2008-2010, 2014-2015)
87 min
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Alyssa Nakken
Alyssa Nakken shares her inspiring story of becoming the first female coach in Major League Baseball, how her life has changed since joining the staff and her advice to other females in sports.
48 min
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Hunter Pence
Hunter Pence discusses the historic 2020 season, the surreal moment when he returned to Oracle Park as a Giant, his thoughts on the young prospects and what his role and priorities are this season.
33 min
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Randy Winn
This Bay Area native exploded with success upon arriving to the team in 2005 with 51 hits in two months. He reminisces about hitting for the cycle and playing alongside Bonds during the historic home run chase. Despite playing for four other teams, he still considers himself a Giant. (San Francisco Giant 2005-2009)
46 min
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Dave Flemming
As one of the beloved voices of the Giants, Flemming has called countless iconic moments over the past seventeen years. From the 2010 Renteria homerun to the final out of the 2012 World Series, his words are intertwined with the memories. (San Francisco Giants Play-by-Play Announcer, 2003-Current)
79 min
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Freddy Sanchez
This 2010 champion became the first player in history to hit 3 doubles in his first 3 World Series at-bats. Sanchez reminisces about his time in San Francisco winning the city’s first World Series and how much appreciation he has for Giants fans. (San Francisco Giant 2009-2012)
57 min
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Dave Righetti
As the pitching coach for 18 seasons under three managers, Righetti was an integral part of the team’s successes over the last two decades. He worked with some of the most elite starters and relievers in Giants history including Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, and Brian Wilson. (San Francisco Giant 1991-1993, Coach/Advisor 1999-present)
101 min
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Rich Aurilia
From his big league debut to completing his career a respected veteran, this All-Star shortstop is a beloved Giant. Aurilia had an explosive 2001 season and had a unique perspective on baseball history, hitting in front of Barry Bonds. (San Francisco Giant 1995-2003, 2007-2009)
64 min
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Chris Heston
Heston reflects on his 11 strikeout no-hitter in New York, becoming only the 22nd rookie pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in a regular season MLB game. He may not have played on the Giants for long, but he left his mark in the record books. (San Francisco Giant 2014-2016)
39 min
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Matt Cain
Having played his entire 13-season career in the orange and black, this Forever Giant was integral in the success of the organization. Cain reflects on the three World Series titles, his unforgettable Perfect Game and his experience being a part of the Giants’ elite pitching rotation. (San Francisco Giant 2005-2017)
73 min
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Marco Scutaro
Synonymous with the Giants' 2012 postseason success, Marco Scutaro was an electric midseason addition to the team. The NLCS MVP was just about as dominant as a player can be, topping it off by driving in the World Series-winning run in the 10th inning of Game 4. (San Francisco Giant 2012-2014)
51 min
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Shawn Estes
This All-Star lefty was integral to the success of the gritty 1997 team, earning 19 wins in his first full season with the Giants. Now on the broadcasting side, Estes continues to make his impact on the organization as a fan favorite. (San Francisco Giant 1995-2001)
61 min
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Jeremy Affeldt
This 3-time World Series Champion reliever goes in depth sharing memories from each championship, including a shocking story from Game 7 of 2014. Always outgoing and energetic, Affeldt is a fan favorite who played a pivotal role in Giants history. (San Francisco Giant 2009-2015)
86 min
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Dave Dravecky
With one of the most inspirational stories in sports, Dave Dravecky is completely candid about his pitching career, cancer diagnosis and amputation. He speaks openly about the many struggles that he’s endured throughout his journey and also the comfort, joy and support he’s received from the Giants family. (San Francisco Giant 1987-1989)
124 min
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Kruk and Kuip
The beloved duo reminisce about their transition from players to broadcasters and the countless iconic Giants moments they’ve witnessed over the past 25 years. From the Bonds home run chase, to all three World Series championships and so many memorable games in between, these two recount Giants memories better than anyone.
84 min
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Brian Johnson
His iconic 12th-inning home run versus the Dodgers is remembered as one of the Giants’ best moments in the rivalry. Johnson recalls his unique story getting traded to San Francisco and the excitement of the 1997 season. (San Francisco Giant 1997-1998)
77 min
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Bruce Bochy
The beloved former Giants skipper who led the team to three World Series championships in five years, reflects on some of the most memorable games of his career. From the unlikely run in 2010 to the dramatic Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, he's seen it all and will be revered by Giants fans and players for years to come. He talks about the outpouring of support during his unbelievable retirement ceremony and how it still impacts him to this day. (San Francisco Giants Manager 2007-2019) 
84 min
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Kirk Rueter
Better known by his teammates as Woody, he was one of the most successful lefties in franchise history. From the unexpected 1997 postseason run, to opening the new ballpark and a stellar 2002 postseason, Rueter still has the best memories--and mementos--as a Giant. (San Francisco Giant 1996-2006)
41 min
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Ryan Vogelsong
This journeyman turned two-time World Series Champion had one of the most unorthodox and inspirational careers in the game. From getting drafted by the Giants, to ending up back on the team as an All-Star ten years later, this righty made his mark in Giants history. He went undefeated in the 2012 postseason, including an extra innings NLDS win facing elimination and a shutout in the World Series. Vogelsong relished in the celebration and is still honored to have retired a Giant. (San Francisco Giant 2000-2001, 2011-2015)
75 min
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JT Snow
The sensational 1st baseman reminisces about his hidden ball trick in '99, his deafening home run in the NLDS vs. the Mets and his heroics from the 2002 World Series. Playing for the Giants meant everything to Snow personally and professionally. (San Francisco Giant 1997-2005)
54 min
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Cody Ross
The 2010 World Series Champion remembers his electrifying postseason performance and the moment his life changed forever--hitting two home runs off Roy Halladay. The NLCS MVP may have only played for the Giants for a year and a half, but he has countless memories as a Giant. (San Francisco Giant 2010-2011)
48 min
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Will Clark
The Giants legend and six-time All-Star remembers his dominant seven-year career in San Francisco, from hitting a home run off Nolan Ryan in his first MLB at-bat to dominating in the 1989 NLCS with a .650 batting average. Reflecting on the Giants retiring his number, he feels there is no higher honor to achieve with the Giants. (San Francisco Giant 1986-1993)
49 min
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Introducing Inside Giant Moments with Mark Willard
Inside Giant Moments takes you behind the scenes of the most iconic moments in Giants history with the players who made these moments, memories. Host Mark Willard dives in each week with exclusive interviews on the official San Francisco Giants podcast
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