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“Rest in Peace”: Tragic Loss Saddens MLB World as Giants Legend Passes Away

Published 06/05/2023, 10:33 AM EDT

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Many outstanding baseball players have been part of the San Francisco Giants history. One of them was Roger Craig, who left for the heavenly abode this Sunday, aged 93. He managed the Giants during 1989 World Series. The four-time World Series winner had a respectful place in the MLB world.

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His departure from the world has left baseball fans in mourning. His death is also a loss for the Giants and their fans, who have also paid their respects to their superb manager.

1983 World Series-winning manager Roger Craig passes away!


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Roger Craig was part of the San Francisco Giants’ success in the ’80s. He managed the team from 1985 to 1992. He was also involved with the team as a teacher as he taught his pitchers split-fingered fastballs. His passing was a significant loss for the Giants, as they took Twitter to pay their tributes to the former manager.

The tweet read,We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former #SFGiants Manager Roger Craig. The “Humm Baby” skippered the Giants for eight seasons. His 586 wins are the sixth-most in Giants history and third-most in the San Francisco era.


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Notably, Craig had a win-loss record of 586–566 and is third on the list after Dusty Baker and Bruce Bochy. He also led the Giants to the NL trophy in 1989. Craig got nicknamed ‘Humm Baby’, because of his habit of using it for encouraging his players. The person behind the split-fingered fastball was a motivational personality. He always encouraged his players to do their best. Even the players,on the bench, especially pitchers received a fair share of encouragement.

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Apart from coaching and management, he had a successful playing career. He played for over a decade old and was part of three title-winning teams. The first was the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he won the 1955 and 1959 titles. He was also part of the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals squad that won the championship. As he leaves a legacy behind, baseball fans paid their tributes.

Fans pay their tributes to the legendary Craig!

Baseball fans have come together to pay their respects to the legendary manager. They have thanked him for his contribution to baseball and the Giants. Here are a few of the reactions on the same!


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It’s shocking news for the Giants too, who are struggling with form. It will be a test for them to do well and pay their tributes with better performances in the upcoming games. Will they be able to break the poor run? Only time will tell!


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How do you see this loss to the MLB world? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Written by:

Saurabh Saini


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Even after having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.
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