San Francisco Giants

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A Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California USA.

Founded: either 1879 or 1883. The Troy (N.Y.) Haymakers (or sometimes Trojans) were expelled from the National League after the 1882 season. New York had been without a club since 1878, when its club had been expelled; John B. Day was awarded the New York franchise, and so bought up the defunct Troy club.
Formerly known as: the New York Giants, prior to 1958 when they moved to San Francisco.
Home ballpark: Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco
Uniform colors: French Vanilla, Orange and Black
Logo design:
League pennants won: NL: 1888, 1889, 1904, 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1962, 1989
World Series championships won: 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954

Franchise history

Early Success (1880s; Temple Cup in 1894)

The Worst Owner in the World (Andrew Freedman, abrasive and meddling -- the Steinbrenner of his time -- 1890s)

"The team is McGraw" (1903-1932, and on through the 30s as an influence)

The Shot Heard Round The World (1951)

The Catch (1954) In Game 1 of the World Series, [Willie Mays]? makes "The Catch" -- a dramatic over-the-shoulder catch of a line drive to deep center field which would otherwise have given Cleveland the lead.

West Coast (1958 to present)

Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers:

Dave Bancroft 1920-1923, 1930 Jake Beckley 1896-1897 Roger Bresnahan 1902-1908 Dan Brouthers 1904 Jesse Burkett 1890 Steve Carlton 1986 Orlando Cepeda 1958-1966 Roger Connor 1883-1889, 1891, 1893-1894 George Davis 1893-1901, 1903 Buck Ewing 1883-1889, 1891-1892 Frankie Frisch 1919-1926 Burleigh Grimes 1927 Gabby Hartnett 1941 Rogers Hornsby 1927 Waite Hoyt 1918, 1932 Carl Hubbell 1928-1943 Monte Irvin 1949-1955 Travis Jackson 1922-1936 Tim Keefe 1885-1889, 1891 Willie Keeler 1892-1893, 1910 George Kelly 1915-1917, 1919-1926 King Kelly 1893 Tony Lazzeri 1939 Fred Lindstrom 1924-1932 Ernie Lombardi 1943-1947 Juan Marichal 1960-1973 Rube Marquard 1908-1915 Christy Mathewson 1900-1916 Willie Mays 1951-1952, 1954-1972 Willie McCovey 1959-1973, 1977-1980 Joe McGinnity 1902-1908 John McGraw 1902-1906 Bill McKechnie 1916 Joe Medwick 1943-1945 Johnny Mize 1942, 1946-1949 Joe Morgan 1981-1982 Jim O'Rourke 1885-1889, 1891-1892, 1904 Mel Ott 1926-1947 Gaylord Perry 1962-1971 Edd Roush 1916, 1927-1929 Amos Rusie 1890-1898 Red Schoendienst 1956-1957 Duke Snider 1964 Warren Spahn 1965 Casey Stengel 1921-1923 Bill Terry 1923-1936 John Ward 1883-1889, 1893-1894 Mickey Welch 1883-1892 Hoyt Wilhelm 1952-1956 Hack Wilson 1923-1925 Ross Youngs 1917-1926

Current stars: Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent
Not to be forgotten: Bobby Bonds; Mike McCormick (pitcher; NL Cy Young Award winner)
Retired numbers: #42 (Jackie Robinson), Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Mel Ott, Juan Marichal