Commending and Honoring the World Champion San Francisco Giants

Resolution Number: RF10-281
September, 2010

ACADEMIC SENATE RESOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 (#RF10-281)

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF

 

THE WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

 

 

 

 

Whereas,          In 1958 the Giants moved to San Francisco bringing major league baseball to our fair city, and

 

Whereas,          The San Francisco Giants have made the playoffs nine times in 53 years including four World Series appearances, and

 

Whereas,          Bobby Richardson, the New York Yankee second baseman who was playing out of position, broke the hearts of Giant fans in 1962, and

 

Whereas,          The Loma Prieta earthquake stole the momentum of the 1989 World Series from the Giants, and

 

Whereas,          Game six of the 2002 World Series should never be mentioned again north of the Grapevine, and

 

Whereas,          The 2010 San Francisco Giants showed great compassion in allowing the San Diego Padres to hold on to 1st place for most of the season and in allowing the fans in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Texas to enjoy one victory in each of their postseason series, and

 

Whereas,          San Francisco State University has an enduring connection to the San Francisco Giants including alumnus, John Gumas a member and former chair of the Giant’s Community Fund (an organization that has donated more than $11 million to our community) and Willie Mays, the greatest baseball player who ever lived, who we acknowledged with an honorary degree in 2009, and

 

Whereas,          The 2010 San Francisco Giants won the World Series yesterday and can, for the first time since moving to San Francisco, rightfully lay claim to the title of World Champions, therefore be it

 

Resolved,         That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University declares that the “torture” is officially over, and be it further

 

Resolved,         That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University believes that Giants’ opponents should always “fear the beard,” and be it further

 

Resolved,         That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University congratulates the

 

                        San Francisco Giants on their glorious victory, and be it further

 

 

 

 

Resolved,         That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University thanks the 2010                    San Francisco Giants for the inspiration and jubilation that they have bestowed upon our city.

 

***Approved by the Academic Senate at its meeting on November 2, 2010***