The best power days for Brian Giles were behind him when General Manager Kevin Towers brought the Granite Hills High product home in August 2003.
But not all of his best days.
Giles led the majors with 119 walks in 2005 while pushing his OPS north of .900 as the Padres won their first NL West title in seven years. On this date — May 14 — the following year, he set a franchise record with five walks in a 9-0 win at Wrigley Field.
Giles scored twice before he was lifted for a pinch-runner in the eighth inning.