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Fun with Wikipedia 2: High Voltage

Last year I spent an hour at work looking up the most interesting fact on Wikipedia about the guys on our 25 man roster and thought I'd do it again. I'll post new facts for returners (although Barry Zito being Patrick Duffy's nephew is still my favorite fact) and here's the link to last year's list:

http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2009/7/1/934457/fun-with-wikipedia

(In order by uni number, btw)
  • Juan Uribe- In the 2005 season, Uribe spent the entire season playing shortstop for the White Sox, after making starts at second base, shortstop, third base, and center field (editor: !!!!!) in the last two seasons
  • Pat Burrell- Burrell's home runs with the Giants in June 2010 moved him into first place on the career home run record for players born in Arkansas, passing Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson
  • Travis Ishikawa- Ishikawa met his wife, Rochelle, a dental assistant when he was hit by a pitch in the face in his first game with the San Jose Giants
  • Nate Shierholtz- In the sixth inning of a preliminary round game against China, Schierholtz collided with China backuup catcher Yang Yang at the home plate on a sacrifice fly, a play that resulted in a near brawl between the teams and saw Chinese manager Jim Lefebvre ejected from the game
  • Edgar Renteria- Edgar and his brother Edinson Renteria created the Colombian Professional Baseball League in 2003. In 2009, they signed an agreement with the Golden Baseball League's Yuma Scorpions for two years to provide development for the Colombia League
  • Aubrey Huff- On November 13, 2007, on an appearance of Bubba the Love Sponge show, Huff described Baltimore as "a horseshit city" when asked about the city's night life
  • Matt Cain- When he was called up, Cain was the second youngest pitcher in the major leagues, behind Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners
  • Freddy Sanchez- Sanchez was born with a severely pigeon-toed left foot and a club right foot, and his parents had received a medical diagnosis that he might never walk
  • Eli Whiteside- welcomed their first child, Whittington "Whit" Jackson Whiteside, in February 2010
  • Gerald Max Flexmaster Posey- That came during a July hitting streak-all of which was played on the road-in which Posey batted .514, had 19 hits, 6 home runs, and 13 RBIs to set a record for rookies during any 10-day stretch in the history of the National League, per the Elias Sports Bureau
  • Aaron Rowand- On July 10, with one out in the ninth inning, Rowand made a leaping catch at the center field wall to rob Edgar Gonzalez of a hit and preserve Jonathan Sánchez's no hitter
  • Brian Wilson- Wilson plays the didgeridoo and his favorite song is "Caribbean Queen"
  • Mad Bumgarner- He became the second youngest pitcher ever to start a game for the Giants since the franchise moved west in 1958
  • Santiago Casilla- Casilla pitched from 2000 to 2005 under the name of Jairo Garcia
  • Chris Ray- Among the worst moments of the 2007 season for Ray was an outing now dubbed by Orioles' fans as the "Mother's Day Massacre"
  • Pablo Sandoval- He is noted for stating in a conversation with Duane Kuiper after their 6 game losing streak just before they snapped it "I just filled my car up with gas so I'm feelin pretty good right now"
  • Javier Lopez- López almost tied a franchise record by retiring 18 straight hitters over the span of 17 days, but he fell short of the record of 21 set by Darren Holmes in 1996
  • Ramon Ramirez- In his rookie season in 2006, Ramírez set a Rockies record by compiling the longest scoreless streak by a reliever to begin a career
  • Denny Bautista- Bautista finally confirmed that he and (Pedro) Martínez are second cousins through Bautista's mother
  • Sergio Romo- In 2005 he was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year
  • Tim Lincecum- He is nicknamed "The Beast", "The Franchise", "The Freak", and "Big Time Timmy Jim"
  • Andres Torres- Torres was recently diagnosed with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Torres would look to the third base coach to get his sign, and he would forget it before he even got back into the batter's box
  • Jonathan Sanchez- He was also the first Giants lefty to throw a no-hitter since Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates, on May 8th, 1929
  • Guillermo Mota- He also hit a three-run homer off Mark Guthrie in his first major league at-bat on June 9 against the Boston Red Sox
  • Barry Zito- He carries pink satin pillows on the road

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