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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. 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
2
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
3
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
First baseman
4
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
5
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
6
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher
7
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
8
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Left fielder
9
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher
10
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Catcher, First baseman
11
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
First baseman
12
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Third baseman
13
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
14
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
15
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher
16
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Second baseman
17
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
18
Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder
19
J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman
20
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop
21
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
22
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
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Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
24
Joe McGinnity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pitcher
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Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added First baseman