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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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501 29
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

2
293 72
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

3
441 153
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

4
268 69
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Juan Marichal Pitcher

5
183 57
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

6
225 66
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

7
239 91
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

8
202 64
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

9
141 27
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
167 49
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

11
216 60
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

12
143 44
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

13
148 49
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Bobby Bonds Right fielder, Outfielder

14
207 88
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
124 43
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jeff Kent Second baseman

16
117 40
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher

17
71 25
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Cain Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
84 36
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
84 44
Rich Aurilia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Rich Aurilia Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

20
39 19
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Robby Thompson Second baseman

21
39 8
Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bobby Thomson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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22
89 48
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
88 38
J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added J. T. Snow First baseman

24
46 28
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

25
33 21
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
46 22
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pablo Sandoval First baseman, Third baseman

27
13 0
Mike McCormick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mike McCormick Pitcher

28
13 0
Jim Davenport is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jim Davenport Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
58 41
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
46 18
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandon Crawford Shortstop

31
58 28
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

32
61 24
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Monte Irvin Outfielder, Left fielder

33
29 8
Joe McGinnity is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Joe McGinnity Pitcher

34
50 44
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rod Beck Pitcher

35
68 42
Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jason Schmidt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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36
54 40
Robb Nen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Robb Nen Pitcher

37
32 13
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bill Terry First baseman

38
34 13
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Brandon Belt Left fielder, First baseman

39
28 9
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

40
28 9
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop

41
30 7
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Krukow Pitcher

42
25 10
Jim Ray Hart is listed (or ranked) 42 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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43
32 17
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
19 8
Gary Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Gary Lavelle Pitcher

45
10 0
Jack Sanford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jack Sanford Pitcher

46
21 11
Atlee Hammaker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Atlee Hammaker Pitcher

47
30 13
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Frankie Frisch Second baseman

48
23 16
Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Sergio Romo Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
38 30
Travis Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Travis Jackson Shortstop

50
28 17
Joe Panik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Joe Panik