San Francisco Giants

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The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California.wikipedia
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National League West

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division.
Beginning in mid-August the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers started collapsing, leaving the Braves, the Reds, and the San Francisco Giants in contention.

Willie Mays

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Playing as the New York Giants, they won 14 pennants and five World Series championships behind managers such as John McGraw and Bill Terry and players such as Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Bobby Thomson, and Willie Mays.
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets.

World Series

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They have won 23 NL pennants and have played in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records.
The 1904 Series, if it had been held, would have been between the AL's Boston Americans (Boston Red Sox) and the NL's New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants).

Dodgers–Giants rivalry

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The Giants' rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers is one of the longest-standing and biggest rivalries in American sports.
The Dodgers–Giants rivalry is a rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants baseball teams of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Giants' rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers is one of the longest-standing and biggest rivalries in American sports.
The Dodgers share a fierce rivalry with the San Francisco Giants, the oldest rivalry in baseball, dating back to when the two franchises played in New York City.

St. Louis Cardinals

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The Giants' eight World Series championships rank second in the National League and fifth overall (the New York Yankees are first with 27, then the St. Louis Cardinals (the National League record-holders) with 11, and the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox both with 9).
Ten days after being eliminated from the postseason by the San Francisco Giants, rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident while traveling to his hometown Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

John McGraw

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Playing as the New York Giants, they won 14 pennants and five World Series championships behind managers such as John McGraw and Bill Terry and players such as Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Bobby Thomson, and Willie Mays.
McGraw was a key player on the pennant-winning 1890s Baltimore Orioles, and later applied his talents and temper while a captain (playing)-manager, transitioning in 1902 to the New York Giants, for whom he became a bench manager in 1907 until his retirement in 1932.

History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

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The Giants had intense rivalries with their fellow New York teams, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The team moved west at the same time as its longtime rivals, the New York Giants, also in the National League, relocated to San Francisco in northern California as the San Francisco Giants.

Oracle Park

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The Giants played at Candlestick Park until 1999, before opening Pacific Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park) in 2000, where the Giants currently play.
Since 2000, it has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.

1960 San Francisco Giants season

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The Giants played for two seasons at Seals Stadium before moving to Candlestick Park in 1960.
The 1960 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 78th year in Major League Baseball.

2000 San Francisco Giants season

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The Giants played at Candlestick Park until 1999, before opening Pacific Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park) in 2000, where the Giants currently play.
The 2000 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 118th season in Major League Baseball and their 43rd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season.

1904 World Series

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The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times – 14 times in New York, six in San Francisco – but boycotted the event in 1904.
The champions were the Boston Americans (now the Boston Red Sox), who repeated their 1903 AL championship, and the NL's New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants).

Candlestick Park

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The Giants played for two seasons at Seals Stadium before moving to Candlestick Park in 1960.
The stadium was originally the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed Oracle Park) in 2000.

1999 San Francisco Giants season

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The Giants played at Candlestick Park until 1999, before opening Pacific Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park) in 2000, where the Giants currently play.
The 1999 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 117th season in Major League Baseball, their 42nd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 40th and final season at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point.

Seals Stadium

The Giants played for two seasons at Seals Stadium before moving to Candlestick Park in 1960.
Seals Stadium was a minor league baseball stadium in San Francisco, that later became the first home of the major league San Francisco Giants.

1962 World Series

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The Giants lost the 1962 World Series in seven games to the New York Yankees.
The 1962 World Series matched the defending American League and World Series champions New York Yankees against the National League champion San Francisco Giants.

2001 San Francisco Giants season

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One of the team's biggest highlights during this time was the 2001 season, in which OF Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs, breaking the record for most home runs in a season.
The 2001 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 119th year in Major League Baseball, their 44th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their second at Pacific Bell Park.

Major League Baseball

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division.

Barry Bonds

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One of the team's biggest highlights during this time was the 2001 season, in which OF Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs, breaking the record for most home runs in a season.
Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Willie McCovey

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Players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as San Francisco Giants include 1B Orlando Cepeda P Juan Marichal, 1B Willie McCovey, and P Gaylord Perry.
Known as "Stretch" during his playing days, and later also nicknamed "Mac" and "Willie Mac," he is best known for his long tenure as one of the sport's greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants.

Juan Marichal

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Players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as San Francisco Giants include 1B Orlando Cepeda P Juan Marichal, 1B Willie McCovey, and P Gaylord Perry.
He played as a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, most notably for the San Francisco Giants.

History of the New York Giants (baseball)

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Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, and renamed three years later the New York Giants, the team eventually moved to San Francisco in 1958.
The San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball originated in New York City as the New York Gothams in 1883 and were known as the New York Giants from 1885 until the team relocated to San Francisco after the season.

Ramón Ramírez (Dominican pitcher)

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The 2010 NLCS inaugurated a Giants rivalry with the Philadelphia Phillies after confrontations between Jonathan Sánchez and Chase Utley, and between Ramón Ramírez and Shane Victorino.
He pitched for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), and the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, and Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Horace Stoneham

Along the way, he managed to convince Giants owner Horace Stoneham (who was considering moving his team to Minnesota) to preserve the rivalry by taking his team to San Francisco as well.
Horace Charles Stoneham (/stoh-nəm/) (April 27, 1903 – January 7, 1990) was an American Major League Baseball executive and the owner of the New York and San Francisco Giants from 1936 to 1976.

Orlando Cepeda

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Players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as San Francisco Giants include 1B Orlando Cepeda P Juan Marichal, 1B Willie McCovey, and P Gaylord Perry.
During a 17-year career, he played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–1966), St. Louis Cardinals (1966–1968), Atlanta Braves (1969–1972), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973), and Kansas City Royals (1974).