PROGRAMMING NOTE: NBC Sports Bay Area is looking back at the Giants' 60 Memorable Moments since the franchise moved from New York to San Francisco. Tune into Giants Pregame Live at 6pm to see the next two moments you can vote on! Then, after the Giants and Cubs conclude, tune into Postgame Live to see which moment will move on.
1. Matt Cain's Perfect Game in 2012 (Three-time winner -- Defeated Giants' 2012 NLDS Game 5 win against the Reds featuring Buster Posey's grand slam and Sergio Romo's battle with Jay Bruce)
(From Matt Cain - Giants Pitcher from 2005 to 2017)
The Perfect Game was one of the most memorable nights of my playing career.
I had always dreamed of throwing a no-hitter. I had come so close so many times throughout my career and in my younger years, but never had one.
The ballpark was so electric that night. We had the TaylorMade guys out hitting golf balls. Dustin Johnson hitting monster drives into McCovey Cove, and I snuck one good swing in there as well.
Pretty surreal day. I still think back to all the plays and pitches during that game. To have every single player on the same wave length and all realizing what was unfolding is truly something special. Everyone likes to say I pitched a perfect game and I get the credit for it but I’m in debt to everyone of the guys who made a play behind me , one that still doesn’t make sense in right center field, and I owe the most to the guy who called 125 perfect pitches behind the plate.
Thanks to all the fans that have come up to me and shared there story about that night. So fun to hear them all!!
2. Gaylord Perry's no-hitter against the Cardinals in 1968
(From Alex Pavlovic)
If you stick around the game for 22 years, as Gaylord Perry did, you're going to have plenty of memorable nights. Few matched what Perry accomplished on September 17, 1968.
Two days after his 30th birthday, Perry no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals in a 1-0 victory at Candlestick Park. Perry struck out nine and walked two, making a first-inning run hold up. The Giants needed every bit of Perry's brilliance. Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson was dominant on the other side, allowing just a Ron Hunt homer and striking out 10 while also going the distance.
The no-hitter was the 10th in franchise history, and what might have been most amazing about it was what happened the next day. The Cardinals immediately returned the favor, with right-hander Ray Washburn no-hitting the Giants in the second game of the series.
Which @SFGiants 60th Anniversary moment was more memorable?— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) July 10, 2018
The winning moment will move on to the next matchup.