San Francisco Giants

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San Francisco Giants
2013 San Francisco Giants season
Established 1883
Based in San Francisco since 1958
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 20, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44
Colors
  • Black, Orange, Cream

                 

Name
  • San Francisco Giants (1958–present)
  • New York Giants (1885–1957)
  • New York Gothams (1883–85)
Other nicknames
  • The Orange and Black, Los Gigantes, The G-Men, The Jints, The Gyros, Boys from the Bay
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (7) 2012 • 2010 • 1954
1933 • 1922 • 1921
1905 
NL Pennants (22) 2012 • 2010 • 2002
1989 • 1962 • 1954
1951 • 1937 • 1936
1933 • 1924 • 1923
1922 • 1921 • 1917
1913 • 1912 • 1911
1905 • 1904 • 1889
1888
West Division titles (8) 2012 • 2010 • 2003
2000 • 1997 • 1989
1987 • 1971
Wild card berths (1) 2002
Front office
Owner(s) Ownership group led by
  • Larry Baer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sue Burns, died July 2009.[1] Former Senior General Partner (largest shareholder, estimated 35–40% share)
Manager Bruce Bochy
General Manager Brian Sabean

The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team in San Francisco, California. They were founded in 1883, and have been in San Francisco since 1958. They are in the West Division of National League in baseball.

The Giants play at AT&T Park. They have been playing there since 2000 when it opened.[2] The Giants have won six World Series championship titles. They most recently won the World Series in the 2012 World Series sweeping the Detroit Tigers by winning in four games in the best-of-seven series. It was their second win in three years after beating the Texas Rangers four games to one two years earlier at the 2010 World Series.

The Giants were originally from New York City. There they were called the New York Giants. They played their games in several stadiums called the Polo Grounds. They were a very good team in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Under John McGraw, the Giants won the 1905, 1921 and 1922 World Series. At that time, some of their players were Christy Mathewson and Bill Terry. Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe also briefly played for the team. By the 1950s, the Polo Grounds were old, and the Giants wanted a new stadium. Since they could not get one in New York, they moved to San Francisco. They won the World Series in 2010 and 2012.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Sue Burns obituary, San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2009.
  2. "AT&T Park history". mlb.com. http://mlb.com/sf/ballpark/sbcpark.jsp. Retrieved 2008-06-23.

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