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The full list of back-to-back-to-back home runs in San Francisco Giants history

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It's happened 10 times now, and two different generations of Bondses have been involved.

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A day later, and I'm still giddy about the Giants hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs on Opening Day. My favorite part was when the three Giants hitters hit the ball over the fence in three consecutive at-bats. It hadn't happened in almost 10 years.

Thanks to a valued Twitter user who knows how to massage Retrosheet better than I do, we have the full list of back-to-back-to-back home runs in San Francisco Giants history. It's happened a cool 10 times now, and this is a list that should live on the Internet in the form of an article like this.

Game: August 27, 1963, Cardinals at Giants

Pitchers: Curt Simmons, Barney Schultz

Hitters: Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou

This was just over a month after the famous Juan Marichal/Warren Spahn 16-inning duel. And, of course, this is the team that won the '63 World Series in the alternate dimension with wild cards. It was their second championship out of three that decade.

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Game: August 5, 1969, Giants at Phillies

Pitcher: John Boozer

Hitters: Dave Marshall, Ron Hunt, Bobby Bonds

John Boozer is a solid name for a pitcher, certainly. Here we have a hint that the '70s were coming for the Giants, and that they would have to figure out how to survive in a post-Willie world.

They did not figure it out. Also, they didn't hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for the entire decade.

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Game: July 11, 1982, Giants at Expos

Pitcher: Scott Sanderson

Hitters: Reggie Smith, Milt May, Champ Summers

That's future Giants pitcher Scott Sanderson to you. I own more 1982 Reggie Smith, Milt May, and Champ Summers Fleer cards than I do paper clips, blades of grass, and grains of sugar combined.

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Game: August 2, 1998, Giants at Phillies

Pitcher: Mike Welch

Hitters: Ellis Burks, Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent

I remember this one because I was at Candlestick at the time, listening to it on the radio while I sold programs at a preseason Niners game.

Apropos of very little:

Stupid Georgia Dome turf.

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Game: August 20, 1999, Giants at Brewers

Pitchers: Bill Pulsipher, Rafael Roque

Hitters: Ramon Martinez, Barry Bonds, Ellis Burks

I was so obsessed with the Giants letting Ramon Martinez start in 2001, and he got the gig in May. It didn't work out. And, really, I should have been worrying about the kind of pitching staff that would waste 73 homers from one player (and 37 from the shortstop).

I include that anecdote because I don't remember a thing about the 1999 season.

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Game: July 22, 2001, Diamondbacks at Giants

Pitcher: Brian Anderson

Hitters: Jeff Kent, Eric Davis, Benito Santiago

The Giants lost this game, and the Diamondbacks won the World Series. Let's stop talking about 2001.

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Game: August 4, 2002, Giants at Pirates

Pitchers: Kris Benson, Josias Manzanillo

Hitters: J.T. Snow, Reggie Sanders, David Bell

That is the most 2002 stretch of three hitters possible. I honestly don't know if I would have guessed that the Giants got three homers from other players between Barry Bonds home runs in either 2001 or 2002, so this has been an eye opener.

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Game: August 3, 2004, Reds at Giants

Pitcher: Cory Lidle

Hitters: J.T. Snow, Barry Bonds, Pedro Feliz

Feliz was on the Giants in eight different seasons. That's as many as Will Clark. It's as many as Livan Hernandez and Aaron Rowand put together. Just thought you should know.

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Game: July 20, 2006, Padres at Giants

Pitchers: Brian Sweeney

Hitters: Barry Bonds, Ray Durham, Pedro Feliz

Is it weird that every one of these so far was in July or August? I guess there's about a 33-percent chance that a particular baseball event will happen in either July or August, but I need one of you poindexters to work up some correlation coefficients for me.

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Game: April 4, 2016, Giants at Brewers

Pitcher: Ariel Pena

Hitters: Denard Span, Joe Panik, Buster Posey

Because if my theory is right, that means the Giants doing this in April for the first time means that they're going to score 1,100 runs this season. Heck, let's watch it again.

That was fun. Baseball is fun. And it's especially enjoyable when the Giants hit back-to-back-to-back home runs.