While comedian Robin Williams would occasionally sport a New York Mets or New York Yankees cap considering the amount of time he spent in the Big Apple, the San Francisco Giants held his baseball heart.
Robin Williams’ fandom with the Giants stretched back into the 1980′s when he would brave the ice cold winds of Candlestick Park to watch his team play, often referring to it as a near-death experience given the swirling nightly winds and bone chilling temps.
He would travel to Arizona occasionally to greet the team in Spring Training and would even go incognito to watch the team play with his family.
In addition to his love of baseball, Robin Williams was an ambassador to the San Francisco Giants. He would show up at games and occasionally take the mic, none more famous than his speech during the 2010 NLDS against the Atlanta Braves.
Williams also famously joined the Giants in the dugout during their 2002 World Series against the Anaheim Angels in hopes of lightning the mood, so it’s safe to say Williams was a massive San Francisco Giants fan. Given that, the team paid tribute to the comic with a pre-game video and a moment of silence as players stood with hat over heart.
The Giants also played a collection of his famous movie quotes and scenes as well.
For those that missed Williams’ appearance prior to Game 1 of the NLDS in 2010, you can watch that below.
On Monday, the San Francisco Giants also released a statement on Robin Williams passing.