Baseball The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time  

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This is a list of the greatest San Francisco Giants players ever. With 23 Hall of Famers and the most wins in Major League Baseball history, the San Francisco Giants can stake claim to being the most successful franchise in baseball this side of the New York Yankees. Known for many years as the New York Giants, the club has 7 World Series championships to its name. The first 5 came while the team was in New York, while the last two have come in the past few years (2010, 2012). Many of the biggest names and brightest stars have played for the Giants franchise through the years. 

Willie Mays is one of the most popular players to ever play the game. The "Say Hey Kid" made one of the most famous plays in baseball history. In the 1954 World Series versus Cleveland, Mays made an improbable basket catch that saved the game and helped the Giants on the way to the championship.Mays won two MVP awards and holds the All-Star record of most All-Star Games played, a whopping 24, which ties him with Hank Aaron & Stan Musial. He considered the best player of the New York Giants era and one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

On the other end of the popularity spectrum is one of baseball's surliest and most controversial sluggers, Barry Bonds. Leaving Pittsburgh for San Francisco in 1993, Bonds won 7 MVP Awards, 5 with the Giants, and made the All Star game 14 times. Bonds is currently the all time leader in home runs with 762 and has the most in a single season with 73. While his career will be forever debated because of his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, no one can doubt that Barry Bands is one of the greatest Giants ever.

This is a list of the Greatest San Francisco Giants of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.

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567 38
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

2
336 93
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

3
500 175
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

4
302 82
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Juan Marichal Pitcher

5
259 72
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

6
235 72
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

7
184 39
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
234 75
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

9
280 105
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

10
197 58
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

11
239 65
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

12
168 53
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

13
246 98
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
173 56
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Bobby Bonds Right fielder, Outfielder

15
148 52
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

16
132 46
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher

17
96 31
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Cain Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
102 49
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Jack Clark Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

19
51 12
Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bobby Thomson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

20
94 52
Rich Aurilia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Rich Aurilia Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

21
47 29
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Robby Thompson Second baseman

22
112 47
J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added J. T. Snow First baseman

23
99 56
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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40 28
Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kevin Mitchell Outfielder, Left fielder

25
61 27
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandon Crawford Shortstop

26
63 30
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

27
68 27
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Monte Irvin Outfielder, Left fielder

28
66 48
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
58 35
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pablo Sandoval First baseman, Third baseman

30
53 47
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

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83 48
Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jason Schmidt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
33 11
Joe McGinnity is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Joe McGinnity Pitcher

33
41 11
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop

34
57 55
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rod Beck Pitcher

35
32 10
Gary Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Gary Lavelle Pitcher

36
42 16
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bill Terry First baseman

37
51 22
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Brandon Belt Left fielder, First baseman

38
64 49
Robb Nen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Robb Nen Pitcher

39
42 12
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Krukow Pitcher

40
35 14
Jim Ray Hart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Jim Ray Hart Designated hitter, Outfielder, Third baseman

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36 14
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

42
29 16
Atlee Hammaker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Atlee Hammaker Pitcher

43
35 16
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Frankie Frisch Second baseman

44
37 28
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
22 2
Mike McCormick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mike McCormick Pitcher

46
24 14
Jim Barr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Jim Barr Pitcher

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41 33
Travis Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Travis Jackson Shortstop

48
27 12
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ray Durham Second baseman

49
28 26
Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Sergio Romo Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
21 14
John Burkett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added John Burkett Pitcher