San Francisco Giants hold second ‘Metallica Night’

Metallica Night drew nearly 42 thousand fans

The San Francisco Giants honored Metallica for the second straight year with “Metallica Night” Friday (May 16th) night at AT&T Park as they hosted the Miami Marlins.

Singer/Guitarist James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett performed the National Anthem and Hetfield announced the starting lineups, both of which can be seen below.

Each of the 41,819 fans in attendance received an inflatable guitar that was modeled after Hetfield’s signature ESP Snakebyte, which also included both Metallica’s and Giants’ logos, as well as a set of guitar picks with drawings of the band members on one side and Giants stars Buster Posey, Sergio Romo, Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum on the other.


A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bay Area chapter of Little Kids Rock, an organization that provides instruments and music classes to children in under-served communities across the country.

The Giants fell to the Marlins 7-5.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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