Sixty seasons in The City by the Bay, where Giants fans have witnessed some of the most memorable players and moments in baseball history.
The history shared between the Giants and San Francisco, since Opening Day 1958 at Seals Stadium, is being celebrated throughout the 2018 season at AT&T Park.
As a special tribute, the Giants' 60th Anniversary season tickets feature photos of some of the greatest Forever Giants, portrayed against a visual backdrop reflecting the artistic look of their decade.
Developed by Giants senior director of graphic design Brian Bisio and the creative team of Wayland Chew, Luke Merlini and Jason Lowery, the result is a gallery of Giants heroes-past and present--whose contributions to the first 60 years in San Francisco will never be forgotten.
The embodiment of the Forever Giant, Davvy dedicated more than five decades to the organization. An original San Francisco Giant in 1958, the two-time All-Star anchored third base in Gold Glove fashion for 13 seasons, after which he served as a coach, scout, minor league instructor, and manager, in 1985.
JIM RAY HART
The powerful third baseman set the franchise record for most home runs by a rookie (31) in 1964. A 1966 All-Star, Hart was the first San Francisco Giants player to hit for the cycle, on July 8, 1970 versus the Braves.
The pride of Puerto Rico, Cepeda homered on Opening Day in 1958 at Seals Stadium, the Giants first game in San Francisco. The Baby Bull went on to win Rookie of the Year that season and played nine years with the Giants, who retired his number 30 in 1999, the same year he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. His bronze statue was unveiled at AT&T Park in 2008.
Perhaps no player is as decorated, respected, and beloved as Stretch. He was Rookie of the Year in 1959, NL MVP in 1969, and Comeback Player of the Year in 1977. His number 44 is retired, his statue overlooks his namesake cove outside AT&T Park, and he is the inspiration for the highest honor bestowed annually on one Giants player, the Willie Mac Award.
Antonelli was the veteran leader of the pitching staff when the Giants moved west. Following two straight All-Star seasons at the Polo Grounds, the left-hander continued his All-Star streak in 1958 and 1959. On his retirement in 1962, he returned to New York and opened a chain of Firestone tire stores in his hometown of Rochester.
THE ALOU BROTHERS
For more than a decade, one or another of the three siblings from the Dominican Republic patrolled the outfield with distinction for the Giants. Felipe, Matty, and Jesus Alou created memorable moments individually but achieved a unique feat on September 15, 1963, when, late in a Giants 13-5 win in Pittsburgh, all three brothers played in the same outfield together.
NY/SF 1956-72, 1967-70
Signed by the New York Giants at age 17, Lefty was a stalwart starter after the move to California, registering 56 wins in the first five seasons in San Francisco. After four years in Baltimore and Washington, McCormick was traded back to the Giants in 1967; his 22-10 record and 2.85 ERA that season earned him distinction as the first San Francisco pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.
A Massachusetts native acquired from the Phillies, Sanford was a steady presence on the mound for the Giants in their early days in San Francisco. The winner of 89 games, his finest year was 1962, when he won 24 games. He was the starting, and ultimately losing, pitcher in the 1-0 heartbreaking loss to the Yankees in Game 7 of the World Series, in which the only run scored on a double play.
The Dominican Dandy is the greatest pitcher in San Francisco Giants' history. His high-kick delivery is captured in bronze outside AT&T Park, and his impressive stats-including 244 complete games in 457 starts as a Giant-earned Marichal distinction as the first player from his country inducted into Cooperstown.
Hailing from the hills of North Carolina, Perry began his Hall of Fame pitching career with 10 successful seasons in San Francisco. A two-time Cy Young Award winner and author of a no-hitter during his 22 years with 8 teams in the Majors, Perry had his number 36 retired by the Giants and is honored with a statue outside AT&T Park.
A star quarterback for the University of Illinois, Haller signed to play baseball with San Francisco in 1958. Primarily a catcher who also played the outfield, he was an All-Star in 1966 and 1967 then later became a Giants coach and was vice president of baseball operations from 1981 to 1986.
One of the best relief specialists of his era, Miller used change-ups and curves to lead the NL with a 2.47 ERA in 1958. Amid blustery conditions at the 1961 All-Star Game at Candlestick Park, and despite an infamous wind gust that's been purported to have caused Miller to balk in the ninth inning, he was the winning pitcher in the NL's 5-4 victory.
N.Y. & S.F.; 1951-52, 1954-72
The all-time greatest all-around player the game has ever known, the Say Hey Kid set virtually every offensive record in franchise history, some later surpassed by his godson, Barry Bonds. A first-ballot Hall of Famer whose statue anchors the corner in front of AT&T Park, Mays remains a regular, vibrant, and treasured presence with the Giants.
One of the most feared hitters of his day, Jack the Ripper slugged 163 of his 340 career homers and batted a composite .277 in his 10 seasons in San Francisco. A two-time Giants All-Star, he set the modern-day franchise record for longest consecutive-game hitting streak (26) in 1978.
Acquired from the Braves in a six-player swap in 1976, Howdy Doody played both first and third base and was a model of consistency with the Giants. His finest season was 1983, when he batted .277 with 30 homers, including three in one game versus the Astros at Candlestick Park on June 15.
A Giants Wall of Fame honoree, the hard-throwing right-hander set a Major League record by retiring 41 consecutive hitters over two games in 1972. Barr went on to coach at Sacramento State University for 16 years while continuing to pitch in the Sacramento Men's Senior Baseball League.
One of the most popular Giants players ever, Montefusco is one of three pitchers in Major League history to hit a home run in his first at-bat and earn the win in the game, a feat he achieved against the Dodgers in 1974. The NL Rookie of the Year in 1975, The Count hurled no-hitter against the Braves in 1976.
A flashy Cuban infielder, Fuentes was a master of turning the double play. In 1973, he set the NL single-season record for fielding by a second baseman (.993). He is now in his 15th season as a commentator on Spanish-language Giants broadcasts.
The consummate five-tool player, Bonds established a Major League record of five seasons with at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, matched only by his son Barry. A three-time Gold Glove winner with the Giants, the electrifying outfielder earned MVP honors at the 1973 All-Star Game.
A left-handed relief craftsman, the two-time Giants All-Star topped the New York Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson in setting the franchise record for most career games (647). He ranks among the San Francisco Giants' career leaders in saves (127).
A smooth-throwing lefty starter for the Giants in the 1970s, Bryant led NL pitchers with 24 wins in 1973. Two years later, after a swimming pool accident at Spring Training placed him on the disabled list, he retired from the game to enjoy life with his family.
The Giants' first-round draftee in 1968, Matthews launched his distinguished 16-year Major League career with five fine seasons as a Giants outfielder. His .300 batting average, 12 homers, and 58 RBI earned him NL Rookie of the Year honors in 1973.
With his devastating sinker, Moon Man was one of the Giants' most effective relievers ever, appearing in 552 games and recording 125 saves. From 1979 to 1982, he set a Major League record by not allowing a home run for 269-1/3 consecutive innings.
The Alameda native was named the Giants starting shortstop in 1971 and earned All-Star honors three times during his first seven seasons. An outstanding glove with surprising power, he hit .357 versus the Pirates in the 1971 NLCS. Returning to the Giants to finish his 19-year career, Speier smacked two grand slams in a five-day span in May 1987.
In his first Major League at-bat, Johnnie Lee stroked an inside-the-park home run against the Dodgers at Candlestick Park on September 2, 1975. The Giants' first draft choice in 1973, LeMaster was an excellent defensive shortstop, ranks high on the franchise list for games played and putouts at his position, and is honored on the team's Wall of Fame.
Following nine years with the A's, during which he won the 1971 AL MVP and Cy Young Award, Blue was acquired by the Giants before the 1978 season for a Major League-record seven players. The effervescent left-hander notched 72 wins in two tenures in San Francisco, and his 18 wins in 1978 earned him NL Pitcher of the Year honors from the Sporting News.
Acquired from the Padres over Fourth of July weekend in 1987, Mitchell homered twice in his first game as a Giant. A two-time Giants All-Star, he was named NL MVP in 1989, when his 47 home runs and 125 RBI led the NL.
The grim, determined face he put on before every game he played for the Giants belied the sweetness of spirit of HacMan. (He coined the nickname himself, a play on the Pac-Man video game). The greatest moments for Leonard, now a Giants community representative, came in the 1987 playoff series against the Cardinals, when his four "flap down" home runs earned him NLCS MVP honors.
A product of the Oakland sandlots, "Little Joe" Morgan concluded his Hall of Fame career with two productive seasons in San Francisco. The 1982 Willie Mac Award honoree's signature at-bat was his walk-off homer at Candlestick Park that eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs in the final game of the 1982 season. He later became Jon Miller's partner on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.
A Dodgers discard, the Candyman blossomed to stardom in San Francisco, averaging 70 RBI during his four seasons as the Giants' right fielder. A protégé of fellow Puerto Rican Orlando Cepeda, he was inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.
A deft-fielding second baseman who infamously hit one home run in 3,379 at-bats over his 12-year career, Kuiper played second base for the Giants during the early 1980s. During that time, he formed an easy rapport and lasting friendship with teammate Mike Krukow that transitioned from the dugout to the broadcast booth. Today, Kruk & Kuip are beloved by Giants fans and respected as one of the best broadcast teams in baseball.
A 20-game winner and All-Star in 1986, Kruk's role as a leader on manager Roger Craig's pitching staffs helped him earn back-to-back Willie Mac Awards in 1985 and 1986. His repartee with broadcasting partner Duane Kuiper on Giants games has earned the pair acclaim beyond the Bay Area as among the best broadcasters in baseball.
An economical right-hander, Big Daddy was the ace of manager Roger Craig's pitching staff in the late 1980s. The two-time All-Star was also a deft fielder, and in 1987 became the first Giants pitcher to win the Gold Glove Award.
One of the most inspirational players ever to wear the orange and black, Dravecky was acquired from the Padres during the stretch run in 1987 and pitched a 5-0 shutout against the Cardinals in the playoffs. The following year, a cancerous tumor was found in his left arm, which ended his career, and the arm was later amputated. A man of deep religious faith, he now serves as a Giants Community Ambassador.
Raised in a military family stationed on the Monterey Peninsula, Hammaker joined the Giants in 1982 after one season with the Royals. He pitched eight seasons in San Francisco and was an All-Star in 1983, during which he led the NL with an ERA of 2.25.
Acquired from the Cardinals in a multiplayer trade for Jack Clark, the flashy shortstop was the linchpin of the Giants' infield in the Humm-Baby era. A fan favorite, the ever-upbeat Dominican would be greeted with the chorus OOH-REE-BAY each time he came to bat at Candlestick Park.
Winner of 41 games for the Giants, including a team-high 13 as a rookie, Laskey runs the Giants' Fantasy Camp in Scottsdale each winter, hosts a sports-talk radio show on KNBR, and serves as a studio analyst for Giants telecasts on NBC Sports Bay Area.
The first Jamaican-born player in MLB history, Davis began his exceptional 19-year career with seven seasons as a Giants outfielder. The switch-hitting Wall of Fame inductee led NL outfielders with 16 assists in 1982 and made the All-Star team in 1984 and 1986.
This popular Ohioan was a hard-nosed and productive Giants backstop for the bulk of his nine-year playing career and was a 1984 All-Star and Willie Mac Award recipient. In 2001, he managed Arizona to its only World Series title, and he now serves as color commentator on Diamondbacks telecasts.
The fireballing right-handed pitcher from Illinois enjoyed a decade-long career, all with the Giants. In 1985, he had a streak of 24 consecutive scoreless innings and was an All-Star as a reliever. As a starter, he led the NL in ERA (2.28) in 1989.
Giants fans knew "The Thrill" was special when he jacked a monster homer off Nolan Ryan in his first Major League at-bat on Opening Day 1986. For eight seasons, he unleashed his fiercely fluid swing against opposing pitchers. Now a Giants special assistant, he works with players, mingles with fans, and serves as a spokesperson for the battle against autism.
Winner of 19 games in his first full season, the 1997 All-Star pitched seven seasons in San Francisco. A Giants Wall of Famer, Estes is a regular co-host on NBC Sports Bay Area before and after Giants games.
A native of Maine and teammate of Will Clark on the 1984 USA Olympic baseball squad, Swift led NL pitchers with a 2.08 ERA in 1992 and won 21 games in 1993. He is now the head baseball coach at Arizona Christian University.
A Giants All-Star in 1993, when he posted a 22-7 record, Burkett notched 166 career wins in 15 Major League seasons. In recent years, he has competed as a professional bowler on the PBA50 senior tour and has rolled 32 perfect 300 games.
Born and raised in San Jose, Rags posted 27 saves for the Giants toward the end of his brilliant 16-year pitching career. He then became a highly respected pitching coach for the Giants, overseeing one of the NL's top-rated staffs for 18 season before moving to a front office role in 2018.
Named starting second baseman in 1986, the Florida native was the pivot of a Gold Glove infield during his 11-season tenure, spent exclusively with the Giants. Later a Giants coach, he was deemed by Hall of Fame writer Bob Stevens, along with fan balloting in 1999, the best all-around second baseman in San Francisco Giants memory.
Known for his all-out approach to the game, Burks played right field and provided a big bat in the middle of manager Dusty Baker's batting order during the final two seasons at Candlestick Park and the first season at Pac Bell Park. That year, he hit .344 with 24 homers and 96 RBI and was honored with the 2000 Willie Mac Award.
1996, 1998, 2001-02
A shortstop sensation in his first 11 seasons with the Cubs, Dunston displayed his marvelous range and rocket arm in three stints with the Giants, including with the 2002 NL champs. Voted the 1996 Willie Mac Award winner, he serves the Giants as on-field instructor/replay analyst.
One the finest catchers in San Francisco Giants history, Man o' War was a Gold Glover and Willie Mac Award recipient in 1993. Enshrined on the Giants Wall of Fame, he also was inducted into the Coastal Carolina University Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
A three-time All-Star and author of 286 career saves, Shooter's distinctive delivery, signature mustache, and devastating splitter are emblazoned in the memories of those who watched him pitch. Since his death in 2007, his ex-wife, Stacey, and their children have remained committed to Until There's a Cure Day® in support of finding a cure for AIDS.
An Oakland native who played college ball at Stanford, Johnson played catcher with the Giants for two seasons. His claim to everlasting fame came on September 18, 1997 when he hit a 12th-inning walk-off home run that beat the Dodgers 6-5 and propelled the Giants to the NL West title. Today, he serves as a Giants scout and a commentator on game telecasts.
A third baseman known for hands that were soft in the field and powerful at the plate, Matty began his 17-year big league career with a decade manning the Giants' hot corner. A four-time Giants All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, he was the NL RBI leader (122) in 1990 and home run champ (43) in 1994.
The son of Major League first baseman Dick Nen, Smoke was acquired from the Marlins in 1997 and set new standards for Giants closers. Thrice a Giants All-Star, Nen was known for his distinctive toe tap before delivering his pitches. He led the NL with 45 saves in 2001 and retired with 206 career saves for the Giants.
A native of Puerto Rico, the southpaw won 38 games as a Giants starting pitcher. His moment of glory occurred on July 10, 2009, when he hurled an 8-0 no-hitter against the Padres at AT&T Park. His father Sigredo, who had never seen his son pitch in the Majors, was there to watch.
Drafted by the Giants as a closer in 1995, Ortiz converted to starter in the minors. After a 4-4 record in his call-up year, he registered 63 wins for the Giants over the ensuing four seasons. After retiring in 2010, Ortiz founded 2ndGuy and 2ndGirl golf apparel, which donates all net profits from online sales to charitable organizations that help to give people a second chance.
Nicknamed Woody for his physical resemblance to the Toy Story cartoon character, Rueter was one of the most popular and dependable pitchers to take the mound in San Francisco, recording 105 victories. The life-size bobblehead bestowed at his retirement ceremony in 2006 guards the entrance to his game room shed back home in Illinois.
The all-time Major League leader in home runs by a second baseman and NL MVP in 2000, Kent was a solid force behind the Giants' success during Dusty Baker's years as manager. In retirement, he is a rancher, entrepreneur, and appeared on the reality TV show Survivor. His baseball credentials deserve due consideration for the Hall of Fame.
The hard-hitting Brooklyn native secured the Giants' shortstop spot for 12 of his 15 Major League seasons. His 206 hits led the NL in 2001, when he was an All-Star and a Silver Slugger Award winner. In retirement, he is a studio analyst for Giants telecasts and owns the Red Stitch winery in Napa with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Giants fans were treated to amazing defensive play when Vizquel earned the last two of his 11 Gold Glove Awards in 2005 and 2006. A true Renaissance man, Vizquel is a skilled painter/sculptor and drummer, as well as a dancer, which he claims helped him play such nimble shortstop.
A thorn in the Giants side during his breakout seasons with the division rival Padres, Santiago revitalized his 20-year catching career during three splendid seasons at AT&T Park. A superior defensive catcher and productive hitter, he was a Giants All-Star in 2002 and the MVP of the NLCS, which San Francisco won, beating the Cardinals in five games.
The premier fielding first baseman of his era, the son of NFL star Jack Snow earned four of his six consecutive Gold Glove Awards as a Giants player. The two-time Willie Mac Award recipient ranks first among San Francisco Giants first basemen in career fielding percentage (.996) and second behind Willie McCovey in games played at one position.
Acquired from the Pirates, the hard-throwing right-hander enjoyed six prime seasons of his 14-year career as the ace of the Giants staff. The NL ERA leader (2.34) in 2003, Schmidt earned 78 victories and recorded 1,065 strikeouts with San Francisco. At AT&T Park in 2006, he fanned 16 Marlins to match Christy Mathewson's franchise record for a single game.
The son of Bobby Bonds and godson of Willie Mays, the boy who grew up at Candlestick Park completed the family trinity in his record-breaking 15 summers with the Giants. He rejoined the organization as a special advisor and took his place on the Giants Wall of Fame in 2017. His number 25, also worn by his father, will be the sixth San Francisco Giants number to be retired.
A journeyman outfielder claimed off waivers in August 2010, Ross was a surprise sensation in the playoffs that year. In the NLDS versus the Braves, he drove in the winning runs in two of the three Giants wins. In the NLCS against the Phillies, he hit .350 with three home runs and five RBI, earning MVP honors. He also homered in Game 3 of the Giants' World Series victory over the Rangers.
He will forever be revered by Giants fans for his World Series-clinching three-run home run in Game 5 in 2010 against the Rangers. A five-time All-Star infielder, Renteria also hit a go-ahead homer in Game 2 en route to becoming the first Colombian to be awarded the World Series MVP.
The Freak, so nicknamed for his diminutive stature and his enormous pitching presence, won the hearts of Giants fans, along with consecutive Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009. He threw two no-hitters and recorded five postseason wins during his remarkable career.
A veteran second baseman acquired by the Giants in a 2012 trade with the Rockies, the Venezuelan was a one-man wrecking crew during the Giants' seven-game conquest of the Cardinals in the NLCS that October. His .500 batting average included a record-tying 14 hits, and he was named MVP of the series.
A member of the Giants Wall of Fame Class of 2018, San Francisco's fifth selection in the 1998 amateur draft enjoyed his prime seasons on his return to the Giants after pitching in Japan. An intense competitor, the 2011 All-Star and Willie Mac Award honoree went 3-0 in 2012 postseason play, twice helping win elimination games en route to the World Series title.
Selected in the fifth round of the 2009 draft, the power-hitting Belt, who emerged as the Giants' starting first baseman in 2012, has earned two World Series rings. Nicknamed the Baby Giraffe for his 6' 5", 220-pound physique, the 2016 All-Star provides the perfect target for the Giants' slick-fielding infielders.
Panda hats were the rage AT&T Park during the third baseman's illustrious first term with the Giants, when he was a two-time All-Star who contributed mightily to all three World Series championships, including the 2012 run, when he was named the World Series MVP. Giants fans donning the distinctive headgear welcomed back the Venezuelan when he rejoined San Francisco in the summer of 2017.
At Foothill High School in Pleasanton, where he grew up a Giants fan, Crawford loved fielding drills more than batting practice, so he could show off his remarkable defensive skills. Those same skills, refined to the highest level, have earned him three consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
Born to a Mexican-American baseball family in Southern California, the Giants' 28th-round draft pick in 2005 was equally efficient in setup and closer roles on three Giants World Series title teams. An All-Star in 2013, Romo became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to reach 500 appearances on the mound.
A premier closer and a colorful personality, The Beard recorded 24 consecutive saves in 2008. After leading the Majors with 48 saves in 2010, the three-time Giants All-Star rang up six saves and a win in the playoffs and nailed down the final out of the World Series against the Rangers, earning the Giants their first World Series title since 1954.
A baseball hero on both sides of the Bay, Zito won the AL Cy Young Award in 2002, pitching for the A's, and recorded 63 victories as a Giant. Pursuing his second career as a singer/songwriter, Zito also founded the Strikeout for Troops charity, with the goal of lifting the morale of injured U.S. military members and their families.
One of the most dominating pitchers in baseball today, Bumgarner entered 2018 with 104 wins and nearly 1,500 strikeouts-along with 17 home runs he's hit. In Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Royals, he pitched five scoreless innings in relief to preserve a one-run lead and give the Giants their third title in five years.
2006, 2008-10, 2014-15
Drafted by the Giants in 2002, the smooth-swinging first baseman's three stints in San Francisco climaxed unforgettably in the 2014 NLCS versus the Cardinals with a three-run walk-off homer in Game 5 that sent the Giants to the World Series, where he earned his second World Championship ring.
Pence was the Giants' spiritual leader for two World Series Championships, and his potent bat and all-out play in right field have made him a local hero. Scores of placards in grandstands on the road that share jokes about his likes and dislikes attest to his unique popularity throughout baseball.
Since signing a multiyear contract in 2016, Cueto has recorded 26 victories over the past two seasons. The master of multiple deliveries and pitching speeds, he was the starting pitcher for the NL in the 2016 All-Star Game, and, among his other achievements, he pitched for the Dominican Republic's national team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Career-long Giants pitching ace Matt Cain was a central figure on three World Series Championship teams and a three-time All-Star. A workhorse on the mound, his 331 starts included the first perfect game in franchise history, versus the Houston Astros on June 13, 2012 at AT&T Park.
Posey is the modern-day face of the Giants. The catcher's statistics, inspirational play, and team leadership have him on a trajectory toward Cooperstown. Equally committed off the field, he and his wife, Kristen, created a charitable foundation for children diagnosed with pediatric cancer.