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48 Days – Panda

Pablo SandovalPablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 for the Giants at Arizona on April 6, 2012. Opening Day is all about beginnings, a stage for someone to create the performance of a lifetime, and for Panda and the Giants it was the beginning of something truly big. It began his 19-game hitting streak to start the season, breaking the Giants franchise record set by Johnny Rucker in 1945. It also was the beginning of a year in which Sandoval would have a huge All-Star Game triple and go on to World Series MVP, homering three times in Game 1 on the way to a Giants sweep at Detroit. It happened like this:

Sandoval will report to Scottsdale, Ariz., this month as a sleeker version of the player who last season batted .278 with 14 homers, 79 RBIs and 52 runs. He and the Giants open the season March 31 at Arizona, and one week later the teams meet again in the Giants’ home opener. Who should be No. 47? MLB Schedule | Order Tickets