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Schmidt, Benard set for Wall of Fame honors

Schmidt, Benard set for Wall of Fame honors

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Schmidt, Benard set for Wall of Fame honors
HOUSTON -- The Giants' Wall of Fame will add two new members Saturday when right-hander Jason Schmidt and center fielder Marvin Benard are honored in pregame ceremonies.

The Wall of Fame commemorates the accomplishments of retired players who performed for a minimum of nine seasons as a San Francisco Giant, or five seasons with at least one All-Star selection while representing the club.

Schmidt was the acknowledged ace of the staff through most of his Giants tenure (2001-06). The three-time All-Star compiled a 78-37 mark as a Giant and owns a .678 winning percentage, the highest among pitchers with at least 100 decisions since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958. Schmidt ranks among the all-time San Francisco leaders in wins (seventh), ERA (fourth, 3.36), shutouts (tied for 10th with nine) and strikeouts (fourth, 1,065). Schmidt also tied Christy Mathewson's 102-year-old franchise mark in 2006 when he struck out 16 Florida Marlins.

Benard spent 1995-2003 with the Giants, hitting .271 with 54 home runs and 260 RBIs in 891 games, mostly from the leadoff spot. His best seasons included 1998, when he hit .322; 1999, when he batted .290 with a career-high 16 home runs and 64 RBIs; and 2000, when he scored a career-high 102 runs.

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