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Thursday BP: Dick Tidrow dies

The former player and long-time Giants executive died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

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Hello and happy Thursday.

Wednesday was a sad day for baseball, and for the San Francisco Giants, as Dick Tidrow died at the age of 74.

Tidrow, who died unexpectedly, was many things.

He was a 13-year MLB pitcher who won two World Series championships.

He was the owner of a mustache that rivaled Burt Reynolds’.

He was a San Francisco native who attended high school and junior college in Hayward.

And, for the last 27 years, he was a member of the Giants organization. Tidrow joined the Giants in 1994 as a scout, and quickly became special assistant to the general manager, and then director of player personnel. He’s credited with being a key part of the Giants spectacular run of drafting and development that featured Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and so many others.

At the time of his death, he was senior advisor to the president of baseball operations.

Sending love and condolences to his family.

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Giants links

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Have a wonderful Thursday, all.