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The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time 

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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Giants

This is a list of the greatest San Francisco Giants players ever, whether top Giants pitchers or top hitters. 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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Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Center fielder

Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States of America

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Left fielder

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

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Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Catcher, First baseman

Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia

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Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
First baseman

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

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Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Pitcher

Birthplace: Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic

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Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Pitcher

Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana

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Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington

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Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Third baseman

Birthplace: Bishop, California, United States of America

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Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
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Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

Birthplace: Mountain View, California

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Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

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J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

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

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: New Brighton, Pennsylvania

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Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

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Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Lewiston, Idaho, United States of America

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Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

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