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Sacramento, CA -- Sacramento Councilmember Kevin McCarty, area kids, and players from the Sacramento Junior Giants gathered at Matt Cain Junior Giants Field yesterday to celebrate and honor the perfect game pitched by SF Giant Matt Cain on Wednesday night. Cain’s perfect game was the 1st in SF Giants 130-year history, and only the 22nd in baseball history.
Neighborhood kids and Junior Giants players displayed posters congratulating Matt Cain and the Giants in front of the sign designating Matt Cain Junior Giants Field and a new sign dedicated to Cain to commemorate his perfect game. The pictures taken and congratulatory wishes from the event are being sent directly to Matt Cain.
In 2010, Matt Cain, his wife Chelsea Cain, and SF Giants management christened Matt Cain Junior Giants Field at George Sim Park in Southeast Sacramento. The $500,000 field rehabilitation was part of the Peter A. Magowan Fields for Kids program.
The Junior Giants – the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund – is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. Councilmember Kevin McCarty and the City of Sacramento founded a local chapter of the program in 2005 in the Avondale/Glen Elder neighborhood. It has now served over 1,000 boys and girls over the past seven years at George Sim Park.