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What was the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World’?

@nymfan97
January 3, 2023

There are moments in baseball that transcend the sport. Babe Ruth’s called shot in the 1932 World Series was one of those. So was Hank Aaron’s 715th home run on April 8, 1974, in which he passed Ruth to become the new all-time home run king. However, perhaps no home

The best baseball players born on Jan. 3

@oapostrophesd
January 2, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 3:

10 top moments from Gaylord Perry's career

December 1, 2022

Gaylord Perry became familiar with the notion that reaching the Major Leagues is difficult, but staying there is harder. The Hall of Fame right-hander, who died Thursday at age 84, spent 22 years in the big leagues. But Perry’s first two years with the Giants, 1962 and ’63, were interrupted

24 amazing Willie Mays stats and feats

New documentary on the Say Hey Kid debuts on HBO, HBO Max on Tuesday night
@paul_casellaMLB
November 7, 2022

From his remarkable combination of speed and power at the plate to his iconic defense in center field, Willie Mays is undoubtedly one of the best all-around players in Major League history. He hit 660 home runs. He's a member of the 3,000-hit club. He won a batting title, four

The best baseball players born on Oct. 7

October 7, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 7: 1) Mookie Betts (1992) One of the best all-around talents in the game, Betts was selected by

The best baseball players born on Oct. 1

October 1, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 1.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 29

September 29, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 29: 1) Ed Morris (1862) Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Morris grew up in California and was one of

Joe Morgan's most memorable moments

Hall of Famer was no ordinary Joe
September 19, 2022

Good teams seemed to follow Joe Morgan around. Need proof? Not until Morgan arrived from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade before the 1972 season did Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine begin firing on all cylinders. Morgan proved integral to the Reds’ World Series triumphs in 1975 and ’76. The

Giants' all-time retired numbers

September 8, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Cooperstown calls, the Giants listen. The Giants officially retire a player's number when he reaches the Hall of Fame. They've made one exception, placing left fielder Barry Bonds' No. 25 off-limits in 2018. Of course, Bonds possesses enough credentials to warrant such an honor, having ended

The top Giants Draft pick from every season

August 1, 2022

The MLB Draft can be a bit of a crapshoot, as evidenced by the spotty history of the Giants’ top selections. Here’s the full list of San Francisco’s top overall selection in each year’s Draft, dating back to 1965. (In years with more than one first-round pick, only the top

Willie Mays' most memorable moments

May 6, 2022

Willie Mays thrived partly by turning imagination into reality. “I would go home at night and create what I was going to do the next day,” Mays told MLB.com in a 2008 interview. “It sounds kind of childish. But if I feel that we’re going to have a good crowd

Evan Longoria's top 10 moments

March 28, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the Rays’ best young player during the club’s rise from perennial cellar-dweller to American League East powerhouse, Evan Longoria quickly became one of the faces of baseball at the beginning of his career. He cemented that status by delivering one of the most memorable moments in

The top Giants not in the Hall of Fame

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The Giants are well represented in Cooperstown. Sixty players, managers, executives and broadcasters with ties to the New York and San Francisco Giants are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including 25 inductees who spent the bulk of their careers with the organization. But the club has also

The best baseball players born on Jan. 12

@oapostrophesd
January 12, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 12.

The best baseball players born on Dec. 26

@oapostrophesd
January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Dec. 26:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 9

January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 9: 1) Joe Sewell (1898) Sewell, the first of two Hall of Famers on this list, found his

Top 10 moments in McCovey's HOF career

@mattkellyMLB
January 7, 2022

A version of this story originally ran in January 2022.

How ‘Bye Bye Baby’ became a Giant hit

January 7, 2022

If you’ve attended a game at Oracle Park or tuned in to a Giants television broadcast, chances are you’re familiar with the team’s unofficial anthem: “Bye Bye Baby.” The peppy song usually plays at the waterfront ballpark and on the Giants’ broadcasts at the end of each half-inning in which

The best baseball players born on Feb. 3

@oapostrophesd
December 20, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 3:

Here are the 6 Giants to win ROY honors

December 17, 2021

The Giants have seen a fair share of rookie phenoms pass through the organization and make big splashes at the outset of their careers. Here’s a look back at the six Giants to win the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s National League Rookie of the Year Award, which was established

10 players you forgot were Giants

December 1, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- The collection of Giants alumni is as intriguing as it is iconic. For every superstar who established Hall of Fame credentials with San Francisco (Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal, for example), there was a Cooperstown inductee who made a forgotten or relatively unheralded cameo appearance

The 5 greatest seasons from Giants pitchers

December 1, 2021

Ten pitchers have gone into the Hall of Fame with a Giants cap, a nod to the franchise’s rich history of developing elite arms. Several of these all-time greats burnished their credentials by producing some of the best individual seasons the league has seen. Here’s a look back at five

The 8 best moments in Oracle Park history

December 1, 2021

Opened in 2000, Oracle Park is known as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country, thanks to its stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and its quirky features. The stadium, which was previously known as Pacific Bell Park, SBC Park and AT&T Park, has also witnessed quite

How did the Giants get their team name?

December 1, 2021

In 2014, the Giants unveiled the Gotham Clubhouse, a speakeasy-style event space reserved for Gotham Club members at Oracle Park. Ensconced behind the out-of-town scoreboard, the Gotham Clubhouse pays homage to the franchise’s rich history in New York. Founded by John B. Day and Jim Mutrie in 1883, the Giants

Best Giants to wear each uniform number

December 1, 2021

Over their 138-season history, the Giants have seen scores of talented players become synonymous with the numbers on the backs of their jerseys. Here’s a look at the best Giants player to wear each uniform number: No. 0: 1B Al Oliver Oliver batted .298 with a .705 OPS over 91