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PROGRAMMING NOTE: NBC Sports Bay Area is looking back at the 60 most memorable Giants moments since the franchise moved from New York to San Francisco. Tune into SportsNet Central at 6pm to see the next two moments you can vote on! Then, after the Dodgers and Giants conclude, tune into SportsNet Central to see which moment will move on to the next round! Make your vote count!

1. Angel Pagan's inside-the-park walk-off home run on May 25th, 2013 (defeated Brandon Crawford's seven-hit game on Wednesday)

Angel Pagan liked to refer to himself as the "Crazy Horse." Never was that on display more than on the game-winning hit on May 25, 2014. With the Giants trailing the Rockies 5-4 with one on and one out in the 10th, Pagan skied a fly ball to Triples Alley. 

The ball smacked off the bottom of the wall and kicked away from two Rockies outfielders, and Pagan never broke stride. Third base coach Tim Flannery never wavered, either. Flannery waved Pagan the whole way and his headfirst slide was just ahead of the throw, setting off a raucous celebration at AT&T Park. 

Pagan became the first big leaguer in 10 years to end a game with an inside-the-park homer. He was the first Giant to do it since Bill Terry in 1931.

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2. J.T. Snow saves Darren Baker during Game 5 of the 2002 World Series

 

Darren Baker now plays baseball at Cal, but 16 years ago, he was involved in a memorable and scary moment at home plate. Then three years old, he served as bat boy for the Giants as they faced the Angels in the World Series. 

In the seventh inning of Game 5, Kenny Lofton hit a high drive off an archway in right field. J.T. Snow and David Bell raced home. "As I'm running towards home, out of the corner of my eye I see something dart out of the dugout," Snow said later. "I realize about halfway down that it's Darren running and he's making a beeline for the bat."

Snow reached out with his right hand as he touched the plate and scooped Darren up by grabbing a handful of his warm-up jacket a second before Bell crossed the plate. All was fine, although Dusty Baker said he got an angry phone call from his mom after the game.

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