• Gothams Team Formation

    The San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball originated in New York City as the New York Gothams in 1883 and were known as the New York Giants from 1885 until the team relocated to San Francisco after the 1957 season. During most of their 75 seasons in New York City, the Giants played home games at various incarnations of the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.

  • First Non Letter Logo

    While it’s certainly an incredible object to look at, it’s significant too. It could well be the first non-typographic decoration of any kind on a Major League Baseball uniform.

The San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball originated in New York City as the New York Gothams in 1883 and were known as the New York Giants from 1885 until the team relocated to San Francisco after the 1957 season.

Established
1883

City
New York
San Francisco

League History
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1883 – 1999 / National League

Team History
1958 – Present / San Francisco Giants
1885 – 1957 / New York Giants
1883 – 1885 / New York Gothams

Nickname
Gothams – "Gotham" is a nickname for New York City that became popular in the nineteenth century.

Championship
World Series  0
2014, 2012, 2010, 1954, 1933, 1922, 1921, 1905

Stadium
2000 – Present / AT&T Park
1960 – 1999 / Candlestick Park
1958 – 1960 / Seals Stadium

*New York*
1883 – 1957 / Polo Grounds

Owner
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

Retired Number
3 Bill Terry
4 Mel Ott
11 Carl Hubbell
20 Monte Irvin
24 Willie Mays
27 Juan Marichal
30 Orlando Cepeda
36 Gaylord Perry
42 Jackie Robinson
44 Willie McCovey

Mascot
1996 – Present / Lou Seal
1984 / Crazy Crab

*Blue is this team’s history

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