The San Francisco Giants are a legendary sports franchise. This organization was not always located in the Bay Area though playing in New York as the Gothams from 1883-1884 and the Giants from 1885-1957. In their decorated history the Giants have won 23 National League Pennants, the most all-time and are the winners of eight World Series titles. Today they play in AT&T Park in the NL West Division where they compete with their hated rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers who moved out west with them from Brooklyn in 1958.
The Giants were world champions in 1888 and 1889 before the World Series existed. In 1902 John McGraw became their manager, a position that he held until 1932. McGraw led the organization to their first World Series appearance in 1904, the second World Series ever played, and to their first World Series title in 1905. Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson was the difference for the Giants in the series pitching three complete-game shutouts over the course of six days, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics in five games. The franchise returned to the World Series again in 1911, winning three consecutive pennants from 1911-1913 and again in 1917, losing each time. From 1921-1924 the Giants won the NL Pennant, winning back-to-back World Series in 1921 and 1922, beating the New York Yankees both times. During the 1933 season the team won another World Series title over the Washington Senators, being led by Mel Ott and Bill Terry on the field. An iconic moment in the team’s history occurred in the 1951 NL tiebreaker when Bobby Thompson hit a three-run walk-off home run which saw the Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4. The franchise won their final World Series while playing in New York in 1954, sweeping the Cleveland Indians which included Willie Mays making an over the shoulder grab that is known as “The Catch” and has become one of the most iconic plays in Major League Baseball’s history. In 1958 the Giants and Dodgers packed up and moved to the west coast, becoming the first teams to play west of the St. Louis. They would not win another World Series Championship again until 2010, their first in San Francisco, but in between they had many great players who play for the organization including Barry Bonds. Bonds played for the franchise from 1993-2007 hitting 586 of his MLB record 762 home runs. In 2001 he also set the MLB single-season record with 73 home runs that season. The organization won World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Edgar Renteria, Pablo Sandoval, and Madison Bumgarner won the World Series MVP Awards respectively. The organization still boasts one of the most talented rosters in the league and are in a position to compete again for a championship in the near future.
Autographed San Francisco Giants sports memorabilia will make a great sports gift for anybody that you know who is a sports memorabilia collector or a fan of the franchise. Whoever receives signed product offerings for Hall of Famers Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Orlando Cepeda will be overjoyed and not be able to thank you enough. Our sports memorabilia will not last long though, so purchase yours as soon as possible.
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