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San Francisco Giants:One Hit Blunders (Part One)

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Jul 17, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski (15) reacts after scoring a run in the eighth inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field. The Braves won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Pierzynski

Yes it is definitely beating a dead horse here, but he had to make this list. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, for those living somewhere outside of the bay area in 2004, was awful for the Giants. He hit .272 with 11 home runs on the year. That is the good part. But his clashes in the locker room, and penchant for grounding into double plays (league leading, and franchise record 27) were too much for the Giants to look past.

After having acquired him in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser, Pierzynski was released after the 2004 season.

He has maintained a pretty nice career, which makes the year he had with the Giants all that more disappointing.

Next: Guillen

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