World Series games are inherently tension-charged, but when you add a dramatic, last-minute rescue into the mix, things really reach fever pitch. That’s exactly what happened during the 2002 World Series, when Giants first baseman J. T. Snow
plucked three-year-old batboy Darren Baker (son of Dusty Baker) up from home plate. The little boy had wandered onto the field at probably the worst time ever—just as Giants baserunner David Bell was heading full speed toward home plate. In addition to being a quick-thinking, one-man child-rescue team, Snow was a solid first baseman who even once successfully executed the famed “hidden ball trick.” See Snow in conversation with Bruce Macgowan on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 7:30pm. $12—$15. 415.383.9600.