24 Facts About The San Francisco Giants

1. The San Francisco Giants have retired 11 numbers in the history of the franchise, most recently Barry Bonds' number 25 in 2018.

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

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3. On December 6, 2016, The San Francisco Giants signed closer Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million contract.

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4. The San Francisco Giants faced the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series, defeating the AL Champions in 7 games, winning 4 games to 3.

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5. The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Morse and starting pitcher Tim Hudson in the offseason.

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6. Early in the 2013 season, The San Francisco Giants were in first place in the National League West.

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7. At the trade deadline, The San Francisco Giants acquired right fielder Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies and second baseman Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies.

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8. The San Francisco Giants fought on without Posey and through a morass of injuries to position players largely on the strength of their pitching both starting and in relief.

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9. The San Francisco Giants won the National League Western Division for the first time since 2003, after trailing the San Diego Padres for most of the season.

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10. The San Francisco Giants honored her with a pregame ceremony with Barry Bonds in attendance.

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11. The San Francisco Giants's was the widow of Harmon Burns, a Bay area financier who was a key member of the investor group that had saved the team from moving to Tampa at the end of the 1992 season.

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12. The San Francisco Giants were expected to contend in 2006 with a strong starting staff.

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13. The San Francisco Giants made the playoffs as the NL wild card in the last weekend of the season.

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14. In 2001, The San Francisco Giants were eliminated from playoff contention on the next-to-last day of the season.

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15. The San Francisco Giants lost the 2000 division series to the New York Mets three games to one after a solid win in Game 1 on the postseason clutch pitching of Livan Hernandez.

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16. The San Francisco Giants finished a dismal last in both 1995 and 1996, crippled by key injuries and slumps.

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17. The San Francisco 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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18. The San Francisco Giants would have given anything to be going up north to play the Minnesota Twins, and his former teammate outfielder Dan Gladden, traded to the Twins at the start of the season, in the 1987 World Series.

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19. The San Francisco Giants won 83 games in 1986 and won the National League Western Division title in 1987, losing the 1987 National League Championship Series to the St Louis Cardinals in seven games.

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20. The next season, The San Francisco 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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21. In 1981, The San Francisco 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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22. The San Francisco Giants resented his Giants' new intra-city rival New York Highlanders, who lost the pennant to Boston on the last day of the season, and stuck by his refusal to play whoever won the 1904 AL pennant.

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23. The San Francisco Giants were a powerhouse in the late 1880s, winning their first two National League Pennants and World Championships in 1888 and 1889.

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24. The San Francisco Giants have won six pennants and three World Series championships since arriving in San Francisco.

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