33 Facts About Giants

1. In 2007, the Giants, led by quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Michael Strahan, defeated the previously unbeaten New England Patriots to capture the Super Bowl XLII championship.

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2. The Giants enjoyed some of their finest seasons during the Owen years.

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3. On Tuesday, the Giants signed catchers Rene Rivera and Stephen Vogt to minor league deals.

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4. Nick Foles seems headed elsewhere, and the Giants could join the line for his services.

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5. On Monday, the Giants re-signed Holland to a one-year, free-agent contract worth $6.5 million.

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6. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland throws to the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 7, 2018, in Milwaukee.

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7. The Giants signed young former Packers long-snapper Taybor Pepper to a reserve contract.

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8. The Giants moved on from their other two arbitration-eligible players, non-tendering Strickland and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.

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9. The Giants have fielded calls on Smith all offseason and have felt there's a good chance they can get a strong return for Smith in a trade.

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10. The Giants have scheduled a news conference Thursday to announce the 20-year deal with Oracle.

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11. San Francisco Giants will continue to play their baseball in the same ballpark, but the name of the venue will be different.

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12. The Giants called about a half-dozen of their marketing partners to gauge interest, Baer said, and Oracle jumped in.

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13. The Giants won their first world championship in California in 2010, while the Dodgers won their last world title in 1988.

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14. On December 6, 2016, the Giants signed closer Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million contract.

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15. Early in the 2013 season, the Giants were in first place in the National League West.

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16. The Giants won the next three games to advance to the 2012 World Series, and Scutaro was chosen MVP of the NLCS with his.

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17. The Giants honored her with a pregame ceremony with Barry Bonds in attendance.

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18. The Giants never led in any of the games, and never even managed to send the tying run to the plate against A's closer Dennis Eckersley in their last at-bat of Game 4.

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19. The next season, the Giants acquired veterans Joe Morgan and Reggie Smith, got hot late and ended up in a three-team pennant race with the Dodgers and Braves.

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20. In 1981, the Giants became the first National League team to hire a black manager, Frank Robinson, although he lasted less than four years and was generally unsuccessful.

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21. San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California.

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22. The Giants have the most Hall of Fame inductees of any organization with 56.

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23. The Giants joined the National League in 1883 as the New York Gothams.

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24. The Giants clinched a 10 win season for the first time since 2010 with their Week 15 win over the Detroit Lions.

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25. In that span, the Giants improved from their last two season.

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26. The Giants rebounded their rocky start and went on a 6 game winning streak for the first time since 2010 which lasted from Week 6 to Week 13.

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27. In 2007, the Giants made the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

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28. The Giants held the 49ers' vaunted offense to seven points, but scored just three themselves.

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29. In 1987, the Giants lost their first two games before the players strike.

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30. New York Football Giants played their first game against All New Britain in New Britain, Connecticut on October 5, 1925.

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31. The Giants were founded in 1925 by Tim Mara in the then five-year-old NFL.

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32. On Monday, word leaked that the Brewers and Giants had at least discussed a possible deal that would send lefty Madison Bumgarner to Milwaukee.

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33. The Giants are said to be open to shopping Smith and Watson, their two best relievers, but two impending free agents.

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