Addition to ‘Walk of Fame’ humbles Sanchez

SAN FRANCISCO — Jonathan Sanchez gave witnesses the baseball thrill of a lifetime when he no-hit the San Diego Padres on July 10. Now, Sanchez gets to keep some of the thrill for himself.

With teammates, coaches and Giants manager Bruce Bochy looking on, a bronze plaque commemorating Sanchez’s no-hitter was unveiled Saturday morning at the club’s Walk of Fame, which is located at AT&T Park’s portwalk located behind the right-field arcade.

The Walk of Fame honors significant Giants moments that have occurred at AT&T Park. Sanchez is the fourth honoree, joining Barry Bonds, Robb Nen and Jason Schmidt.<p/>

Shortly before the unveiling ceremony, the friendly but usually taciturn Sanchez expressed gratitude for being immortalized by the organization.

“It’s going to be there as long as this stadium stands,” Sanchez said. “When I retire, I’m going to come back and say, ‘I was here.’ “

– Chris Haft

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