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Robin Williams once pumped up the crowd before a Giants playoff game

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

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Looking back at the life and career of actor/comedian Robin Williams — as many people are Monday evening, after news of his death at age 63 from an apparent suicide — it will be hard to forget his energy.

Williams brought feverish enthusiasm to everything he touched, whether he was talking a mile-a-minute in his stand-up routine, dressing up like an old nanny in "Mrs. Doubtfire," inspiring students in "Dead Poets Society" or introducing us to Mork from Ork

He was also a fan of the San Francisco Giants. During the Giants' 2010 World Series run, they called on Williams, who lived in nearby Marin County, to pump up the crowd at AT&T Park before Game 1 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. Like everything else Williams did, that moment was overflowing with energy. He even did a dance/hug with Giants mascot Lou Seal.

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There were a couple other notable intersections of Williams' work and baseball — both of which contain language too explicit for us to post here. But the "Game Six" scene from "Good Will Hunting" is a nice reminder of Williams' dramatic side (but his energy is still there) while his stand-up bit about baseball and cocaine from 1986's "A Night at The Met" will be widely remembered by fans of his early career.

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