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San Francisco Giants: Jake Peavy’s Top Five Moments as a Giant

Jul 4, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) tips his hat as he receives a standing ovation after being retired in the seventh inning of their MLB baseball game with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) tips his hat as he receives a standing ovation after being retired in the seventh inning of their MLB baseball game with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
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May 29, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) dives but is unable to catch a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Jon Jay (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. San Francisco defeated St. Louis 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) dives but is unable to catch a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Jon Jay (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. San Francisco defeated St. Louis 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Peavy Moment Number 1: 7 No Hit Innings Thanks to Brandon Crawford

Jake Peavy had some memorable nights at AT&T Park, but none were quite as memorable as his near no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. Facing his old team, Peavy heading into the seventh inning with the No-No still in tact. With a runner on first base and one out, shortstop Brandon Crawford made a sensational diving stop of a ground ball up the middle. He immediately flipped the ball to Joe Panik, mirroring the play the two made in Kansas City during the World Series. Panik immediately fired the ball to Travis Ishikawa at first and the double play kept the hitless performance going. For Peavy, it was his best start as a Giant. He would lose the no hit bid the following inning, and leave the game to a standing ovation from the sellout crowd.

No player will ever match the fire and intensity that Jake Peavy had or the passion and desire he showed. He was a one of a kind personality that will be remembered in San Francisco for years to come.

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Don’t forget to check out our top five moments of other free agents the San Francisco Giants have said goodbye to this off-season.

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