SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Robin Williams was one of the San Francisco Giants' biggest fans. He was a season ticket holder who was often seen at games. So fittingly, they honored him at AT&T Park.
On Tuesday night, before the Giants faced off against the Chicago White Sox, fans stood in a moment of silence and remembered the actor-comedian on the jumbotron. They also showed clips from his movies and asked trivia questions about Williams in between innings.
Williams was a loyal Giants fan who cheered the team on during their 2010 World Series run.
"To be honest, all the smiles he brought out. So I'll venture to say he did help us out, Yeah," said Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo. "For me to get to meet him... that's Jack, you know. That's Peter Pan, you know."
"He was his usual self. Full of energy, bouncing around, having a good time and pulling for his Giants," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. He remembers when Williams brought his friend and famous New Yorker, Billy Crystal, to a Yankees-Giants game. "He just said, 'Hey, we got to take care of these Yankees. I got a lot on this game.'"
Other Giants players remembered Williams from their childhood.
"Yeah, I think 'Mrs. Doubtfire' was one of the first PG-13 movies I saw. So that was a big deal back then," said Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.
Giants' center fielder Angel Pagan said he couldn't understand English as a kid growing up in Puerto Rico, but he loved Williams in "Jumanji." He said, "You don't need to understand what Robin had to say. Just by his body language and everything. He was so spontaneous that he was just naturally funny."
The newer players never met Williams because after the 2010 season his visits to the clubhouse faded away.