San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants have won 23 National League pennants and played in the World Series 20 times, both NL records. The franchise’s all-time record is 11,194–9,718.
About San Francisco Giants in brief
The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants have won 23 National League pennants and played in the World Series 20 times, both NL records. The franchise’s all-time record is 11,194–9,718. The Giants’ rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers began in New York and continued when both teams relocated to the West Coast. The New York Giants of the National Football League are named after the team. The team is one of the oldest and most successful in professional baseball, with more wins than any team in the history of major American sports. New York-era star players including Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, and Willie Mays join 63 other Giants in the Baseball Hall of Fame, the most of any franchise. Despite the efforts of Mays and Barry Bonds, the Giants endured a 56-year championships drought following the move west, a stretch that included three World Series losses. The streak ended in 2010, which was followed by additional championships in 2012 and 2014, making the Giants the second team in NL history to win three championships in five years. They won three NL pennants between 1958 and 2009, and made nine playoff appearances and won three pennants in 1999, 1999, and 2000. They were unable to sustain success in their first 50 years in San. Francisco, losing seven games in the 1962 World Series to New York Yankees.
One of the team’s biggest highlights during this time was the 2001 World Series, in which OF Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs, breaking the most home runs in a season for a baseball team. They also lost in the 2002 Series to the Anaheim Angels, a series best known for the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which caused a 10-day delay between Games 2 and 3. The Dodgers-Giants rivalry continues, as both teams moved to California after the 1957 season, with the Dodgers relocating to Los Angeles. The Giants faced the Yankees in six World Series and played the league rival Dodgers multiple times per season, known collectively as the Subway Series. The rivalry between the Giants and the Dodgers continues, with both teams playing each other multiple times each season. The Yankees and Dodgers have a long-standing rivalry, known as the Brooklyn Dodgers vs. the Giants, which dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. The two teams played each other several times a season in the late 1930s and early 1940s, with many games known as “The Subway Series” The Giants were the first major-league team to play on the west coast, playing at Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park before moving to Pacific Bell Park in 2000, where the Giants currently play. During most of their 75 seasons in New. York City, they played home games at various incarnations of the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.