Mar 11, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; A San Francisco Giants giants hat sits in a bucket of baseballs during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Both of those experiments failed miserably, and the team turned to part-timer Mark Carreon in 1995. He had been signed as a free agent two years before, but Carreon wasn’t given consistent playing time until that year.
In 117 games in the 1995 season, Carreon hit .301 with a career-high 17 home runs, and an admirable job at first.
He would not repeat those numbers again, as the following year he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Poole, and retired after that season.