The mascot of the San Francisco Giants since July 25, 1996, has been Lou Seal. Luigi Francisco Seal entertains and visits with fans at San Francisco Giants home games and is involved in community-related activities such as visiting hospitals, civic groups, and youth organization throughout the San Francisco Bay area and throughout Northern California. Lou Seal came to be as a tribute to the San Francisco Seals who played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 to 1957. The Giants moved from New York to San Francisco in 1958.
Lou Seal’s philosophy in the ballpark is somewhere to the left of “just what can I get away with.” He has given out thousands of nuggies and polished hundreds of bald heads. Although he has attempted to kick umpires in the seat of the pants dozens of times, his success rate is zero. Lou is famous for doing headstands behind home plate and directing visiting pregame bands.
Lou is a graduate of the Flipper Academy at Pier 39 where he majored in Shark Avoidance and Balancing Beach Balls on his nose. His crab-leg bistro on Fisherman’s Wharf was famous for its Clam Chowder Bread Bowl.
Lou Seal is an avid Giants fan and proud to play with a team that dates back to the early days of baseball as the New York Gothams in 1883 and New York Giants from 1887 to 1957. Lou likes to brag that his Giants have won more games than any other team in professional baseball and that his team fielded greats like Willie Mays, Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, and Bobby Thomson in the New York era.
Lou Seal Bio
Complete Name: Luigi Francisco Seal
Position Played: Left Out (as Team Mascot)
Birth: July 25, 1996
Bats with: Right flipper
Throws with: Right flipper
Height: Lou is taller than the average seal
Weight: Lou needs to go on a diet
Hair color: Battleship grey