Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jason Schmidt & Marvin Benard to be added to Giants Wall of Fame

On Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m., the SF Giants will add two more players to their Wall of Fame that exists on the exterior wall of AT&T Park on King Street. Jason Schmidt and Marvin Benard will be added to the Wall of Fame.

Schmidt arrived to the Giants on July 30, 2001, when the Pirates traded him and John Vander Wal to San Francisco in exchange for Armando Rios and Ryan Vogelesong - yes, that Ryan Vogelsong! In six years with the Giants, Schmidt had a 78-37 record, 3.36 ERA, and 1065 strikeouts. In that time, he was a 3-time All-Star and placed 2nd for the National League Cy Young voting in 2003. Consequently, his best season was also in 2003, when he compiled a 17-5 record, 2.34 ERA, 208 K's, and a 0.953 WHIP.

Benard was drafted by the Giants in the 1992 amateur draft in the 50th round from Lewis-Clark State College. He played his entire 9-year big league with the Giants. In that time, he amassed a .271 career batting average, and 54 home runs and 260 RBI. His single best season came in 1999, when he belted 16 home runs, 64 RBI, 27 stolen bases and a .290 average.

Jason Schmidt (SF Giants 2001-2006)

Marvin Benard (SF Giants: 1995-2003)

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