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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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412 23
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

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2
250 49
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

3
231 52
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Juan Marichal Pitcher

4
373 129
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

5
172 44
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

6
200 70
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

7
184 45
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

8
185 52
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

9
139 39
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

10
140 44
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
103 18
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
117 37
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

13
175 70
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
121 45
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Bobby Bonds Right fielder, Outfielder

15
95 37
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

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16
99 38
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher

17
55 19
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Cain Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
31 12
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Robby Thompson Second baseman

19
65 30
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Jack Clark Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

20
80 36
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

21
67 37
Rich Aurilia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Rich Aurilia Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

22
34 13
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

23
54 27
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
29 8
Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bobby Thomson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

25
30 14
Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kevin Mitchell Outfielder, Left fielder

26
68 30
J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added J. T. Snow First baseman

27
35 9
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandon Crawford Shortstop

28
50 26
Robb Nen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Robb Nen Pitcher

29
42 33
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rod Beck Pitcher

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30
53 26
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

31
31 15
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pablo Sandoval First baseman, Third baseman

32
50 22
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Monte Irvin Outfielder, Left fielder

33
23 7
Joe McGinnity is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Joe McGinnity Pitcher

34
54 37
Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jason Schmidt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
28 12
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bill Terry First baseman

36
24 9
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

37
21 8
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
21 7
Joe Panik is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Joe Panik

39
16 8
Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Sergio Romo Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
18 8
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

41
14 10
Rick Reuschel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rick Reuschel Pitcher

42
17 8
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

43
12 7
Gary Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Gary Lavelle Pitcher

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44
16 7
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop

45
14 9
Atlee Hammaker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Atlee Hammaker Pitcher

46
24 12
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Frankie Frisch Second baseman

47
34 28
Travis Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Travis Jackson Shortstop

48
19 7
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Krukow Pitcher

49
17 18
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
16 10
Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Benito Santiago Catcher