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San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California.

Founded: either 1879 or 1883. The Troy, New York 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: Black, Orange, and French Vanilla (off-white)
Logo design: The word "GIANTS" superimposed over a baseball. Alternatively, a script "G", or an intertwined "SF".
League pennants won: NL: 1888, 1889, 1904, 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1962, 1989, 2002
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 George 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:

Current stars:

Not to be forgotten:

Retired numbers:

San Francisco Giants official web site (http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/sf/homepage/sf_homepage.jsp)



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