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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 30
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

2
293 73
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

3
443 153
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

4
268 70
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Juan Marichal Pitcher

5
227 66
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

6
204 64
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
242 92
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

8
183 58
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Buster Posey Catcher, 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
168 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
144 45
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Matt Williams Third baseman

13
209 88
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
149 49
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Bobby Bonds Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
126 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
72 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
85 37
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 45
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 8
Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Bobby Thomson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

21
39 20
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Robby Thompson Second baseman

The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now

22
89 50
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
90 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 29
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
14 0
Mike McCormick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Mike McCormick Pitcher

26
14 0
Jim Davenport is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jim Davenport Third baseman

27
33 22
Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kevin Mitchell Outfielder, Left fielder

28
46 23
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pablo Sandoval First baseman, Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
58 42
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
58 28
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

31
61 24
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Monte Irvin Outfielder, Left fielder

32
46 19
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandon Crawford Shortstop

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 46
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rod Beck Pitcher

35
69 43
Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jason Schmidt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
55 41
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
35 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
29 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
11 0
Jack Sanford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Jack Sanford Pitcher

41
29 9
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop

42
31 7
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Krukow Pitcher

Famous Tuck School Of Business Alumni

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21 8
Gary Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Gary Lavelle Pitcher

44
26 10
Jim Ray Hart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Jim Ray Hart Designated hitter, Outfielder, Third baseman

45
32 18
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
22 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
24 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 18
Joe Panik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Joe Panik