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San Francisco Giants: Ryan Vogelsong’s Top Five Moments as a Giant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after Hunter Pence #8 caught a ball hit by Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals for an out in the sixth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after Hunter Pence #8 caught a ball hit by Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals for an out in the sixth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 09: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants tips his cap to the fans after being taken out of the game in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at AT&T Park on June 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 09: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants tips his cap to the fans after being taken out of the game in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at AT&T Park on June 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Moment 5: 2011 Willie Mac Award Winner

Here comes a guy who is considered a journeyman who has been through so many negatives while playing this game. It took him awhile to return to the team that drafted him, but returning to the Giants is the best thing that could have happened. Vogelsong came up after Barry Zito suffered a foot injury and he blossomed. He had a 2.71 ERA to go along with a 13-7 record in 28 starts on the year.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 9: National League All-Stars Ryan Vogelsong #32, Matt Cain #18 and Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants are presented with their Majestic All-Star jerseys before the start their MLB baseball game against the New York Mets at AT&T Park July 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 9: National League All-Stars Ryan Vogelsong #32, Matt Cain #18 and Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants are presented with their Majestic All-Star jerseys before the start their MLB baseball game against the New York Mets at AT&T Park July 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Moment Number 4: 2011 All-Star Selection

This was huge moment for Vogelsong and his family. Just making it back to a big league mound was a big deal but when he was selected to the all-star game? I can’t even imagine what was going through his mind. This is a guy that had to leave overseas to prove that he had what it takes to pitch in the big leagues. He did not pitch in the game but just to be able to hear his named called during pre-game introductions had to have been enough for him. Vogelsong was one of those feel good stories and at this time neither the Giants or anyone for that matter, knew just how Valuable he was to this franchise. This was just the beginning.

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