Move to San FranciscoThe Giants’ final three years in New York City were unmemorable. They stumbled to third place the year after their World Series win, and attendance fell off precipitously. While seeking a new stadium to replace the crumbling Polo Grounds, the Giants began to contemplate a move from New York, initially considering Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota, which was home to ...
Candlestick Park OpensIn 1960, the Giants moved to Candlestick Park sometimes known simply as “The ‘Stick”, a stadium built on Candlestick Point in San Francisco’s southeast corner overlooking San Francisco Bay. The new stadium quickly became known for its strong, swirling winds, cold temperatures, and thick evening fog that made for a formidable experience for brave fans and players. Its built-in radiant ...
AT&T ParkIn 2000, after forty years, the Giants bade farewell to Candlestick Park and, has long advocated, moved into a privately financed downtown stadium (AT&T Park, originally Pacific or “Pac” Bell Park and later renamed SBC Park) on that part of the shoreline of China Basin known to Giant fans as McCovey Cove, at the corner of 3rd and King Streets ...
World Series Winner 2010The 2010 World Series was the 106th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The best-of-seven playoff played between the American League champion Texas Rangers and the National League champion San Francisco Giants, began on Wednesday, October 27, and ended on Monday, November 1, with the Giants winning the series 4–1 to secure their first World Series championship since 1954 ...
World Series Winner 2014The 2014 World Series was the 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series, a best-of-seven playoff between the National League champion San Francisco Giants and the American League champion Kansas City Royals. The Royals had a home-field advantage for the series as a result of the American League’s 5–3 victory in the All-Star Game. The Giants defeated the Royals, ...
World Series Winner 2012The 2012 World Series was the 108th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The San Francisco Giants, the National League champion, won the best-of-seven playoff in a four-game sweep over the American League champion Detroit Tigers. The 2012 title marked the Giants’ seventh World Series title in franchise history, their second in San Francisco (the New York Giants won ...
History of the Giants
The San Francisco Giants are one of the most storied teams in Major League Baseball. The team was founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams and moved to San Francisco in 1958. Since then, they have established themselves as one of MLB's elite franchises with a long history of success on the field and off.
The Giants have won three World Series titles since their move to San Francisco, including two championships within five years (2010 & 2012). They also boast some of baseball's greatest players, such as Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Gaylord Perry, and Juan Marichal, who all played for them during their time in California. In addition to these greats, other Hall Of Famers like Orlando Cepeda and Monte Irvin also made notable contributions while playing for the team.
Off the field is where many fans remember this franchise best, though; from its iconic AT&T Park stadium that overlooks downtown SF Bay Area skyline or simply by attending games with friends or family at Candlestick Park before it closed down after the 1999 season - these experiences will be remembered forever by generations upon generations who call themselves true 'Giants' fans! From past successes up until the present day – there’s no doubt that this organization has left an indelible mark on baseball and sports culture overall throughout the years gone by...
New York – San Francisco
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1883 – 1999 / National League
1958 – Present / San Francisco Giants
1885 – 1957 / New York Giants
1883 – 1885 / New York Gothams
Giants – The San Francisco Giants are one of the most iconic teams in Major League Baseball, and their nickname has a long and exciting history. The team began as the New York Gothams in 1883, but after moving to San Francisco in 1958, they adopted a new name: the Giants. But why did they choose this particular moniker?
For starters, it was an homage to New York’s National League franchise that had been known as the “Giants” since 1880 – though at that time, it was spelled “Giantes” with an "e" instead of an "i." Some fans still use this spelling when referring to either team's past or present players. Additionally, many other professional baseball teams throughout America during this era also went by variations on “Giants." It seemed a natural choice for San Francisco's team, given its connection with old and new cities!
Beyond being popular among baseball fans across America at that period, however, there may have been another reason why then-owner Horace Stoneham chose such a mighty name for his beloved club - prestige! By calling themselves simply 'the Giants,' he wanted his organization to be taken seriously from day one - no matter where their home base happened to be geographic. And even now, over sixty years later, we can say mission accomplished!
In conclusion; while we may never know exactly what inspired Horace Stoneham back in 1958 when he decided to name his newly relocated franchise 'the Giants'; what is certain is that it has become synonymous not only with excellence but also a tradition within Major League Baseball circles ever since then – making them truly deserving of such prestigious title!
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2014, 2012, 2010, 1954, 1933, 1922, 1921, 1905
2020 - Present / Oracle Park
2006 - 2019 / AT&T Park
2004 - 2005 / SBC Park
2000 - 2003 / Pacific Bell Park
1960 – 1999 / Candlestick Park
1958 – 1960 / Seals Stadium
1883 – 1957 / Polo Grounds
2012 – Present / San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC
2008 – 2011 / Bill Neukom
1993 – 2008 / Peter Magowan
1976 – 1993 / Bob Lurie
1936 – 1976 / Horace Stoneham
1919 – 1936 / Charles Stoneham
1912 – 1919 / Harry Hempstead
1902 – 1912 / John Brush
1895 – 1902 / Andrew Freedman
1893 – 1895 / C. C. Van Cott
1883 – 1893 / John Day
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
3 / Bill Terry
4 / Mel Ott
11 / Carl Hubbell
20 / Monte Irvin
24 / Willie Mays
25 / Barry Bonds
27 / Juan Marichal
30 / Orlando Cepeda
36 / Gaylord Perry
42 / Jackie Robinson
44 / Willie McCovey
*Blue is this team’s history