Bertha Fajardo grew up going to games at both Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum. Her dad and uncles got her started, but her love of the game survived her teenage years, and in 1997, she got a job with the Giants. In her role as manager of Community and Family Programs, Bertha oversees much of the charitable work that current and former Giants players and their families are involved in.
In Part 1, Bertha takes us through her life, both as a baseball fan, and more recently, as someone whose entire career has been with the sport.
Episode 44: Giants VP of Communications Staci Slaughter (Part of Our SF Giants at 60 Series)
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Staci Slaughter grew up going to Giants games at Candlestick Park. In the 1990s, she got a job in Mayor Frank Jordan's office, where she helped with the effort to keep the baseball team in San Francisco. After Jordan's left office, Staci found a job in the Giants' front office, where she's been for 22 years now. Today, she's the Executive VP of Communications for the ballclub.
In this podcast, Staci takes us through her career in baseball, leading up to the team's eventual move from Candlestick Park to a new stadium.
For 24 years, photographer Andy Kuno has been on the field with the San Francisco Giants. He grew up going to games at Candlestick Park with his dad, a photo lab owner who helped out taking pictures of the ballclub. In the 1990s, Andy got the job, and he's been there, through thick and thin, ever since.
In Part 1, Andy talks about memories of the Giants in the 1989 and 2002 World Series.
Episode 28: Giants VP of Biz Ops Mario Alioto (Part of Our SF Giants at 60 Series)
In 1973, Mario Alioto got lucky. After his older brother moved on from being a bat boy for the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park, it was Mario's turn.
In Part 1, Mario, now VP of Business Operations for the Giants, shares stories from his days with the team before they moved north to their current home. He talks about being a bat boy for visiting teams, managing the visiting clubhouse, the 1989 earthquake, and his role in the current bobblehead craze.
Episode 25: Camera Operator/Photographer Josh Keppel (Part of Our SF Giants at 60 Series)
Ed. note: This podcast is the first of a series of podcasts we'll do all throughout the Major League Baseball season to celebrate the Giants' 60th year in the San Francisco.
In Part 1, camera operator Josh Keppel talks about the last game of the regular season for the San Francisco Giants in 2001. It was roughly a month after Sept. 11, and he and a reporter were sent to PacBell Park (now AT&T Park) to do a story on stadium security. But Josh, a lifelong Giants fan, knew there was a potentially much richer story to be had that day, and boy was he right.