Beloved former Giants manager Roger Craig passes away at 93


The Giants announced the passing of beloved former manager Roger Craig on Sunday evening. He was 93.

Craig was a favorite among players, fans and the local media during his eight-season run as Giants skipper from 1985-1992. Known for his warm personality, Craig’s “Humm baby” became his trademark phrase during the Giants’ return to relevance in the late 1980s.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle shared some comments from Will Clark and Mike Krukow on Craig’s passing, while Clark also shared a heartfelt message via Twitter.

Craig led the Giants to the 1987 NLCS, snapping a 16-year playoff drought for the franchise, before San Francisco reached the 1989 World Series and lost to the A’s. His 586 wins with the Giants are third-most in the San Francisco era, behind Bruce Bochy (2,106) and Dusty Baker (1,556).

During 95.7 The Game's "The Morning Roast" on Monday, hosts Bonta Hill and Joe Shasky remembered Craig's legacy.

"He was part of that movement where Will Clark comes up, Robby Thompson comes up, and he helped usher in that new era of Giants baseball," Bonta said.

"He's an all-timer," Shasky said.

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