Humm Baby Does It Again!
As the San Francisco Giants' 1986 spring training drew to a close, manager Roger Craig called third-string catcher Brad Gulden into his office and said,"“Brad, you made the ballcub. You're the Humm Baby." Why? According to Craig, "it symbolizes something special because he didn't have a lot of talent, but he gave 180 percent. That's the way he was. Humm Baby." Craig said the term derived from his days playing as a boy, when teammates would encourage a pitcher by yelling, "Come on, baby," which morphed into "Humm Baby!" and took on a life of its own.
With their second World Series win in three years, the current Giants exemplify the "Humm Baby!" desire that kept Gulden on the '86 roster. Honor the champs and their 180 percent attitude. Pay Homage.