Loss of Former Giants Pitcher Rod Beck
Original post made by Paul Losch, Community Center, on Jun 25, 2007
I remember one game that I attended at the 'Stick against the HATED DODGERS, Beck got himself into a jam, and pitched his way out of it, and Giant's short tenured catcher Brian Johnson went on to hit a walk-off HR a couple extra innings later to win the game for SF. One of the best games and most exciting pitching performances I have witnessed.
It's a shame he never wore the Orange and Black at PacBell Park. He was ably succeeded in the closer role by Rob Nen, so his accomplishments were perhaps a bit too quickly forgotten by a fickle public and press. But his larger than life persona during his time with the team will be a fond memory for many years to come. He was one of a kind