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The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time

Updated March 5, 2020 23.1k votes 1.6k voters 27.7k views164 items

List RulesPlease 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 Mays1
    1,021
    91

    Willie Mays

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceWestfield, Alabama, United States of America

  • Willie McCovey2
    651
    193

    Willie McCovey

    First baseman

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

  • Juan Marichal3
    550
    159

    BirthplaceLaguna Verde, Dominican Republic

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    #85 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#180 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • Barry Bonds4
    951
    344

    Barry Bonds

    Left fielder

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

  • Christy Mathewson5
    511
    156

    BirthplaceFactoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    #19 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #416 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Orlando Cepeda6
    441
    123

    Orlando Cepeda

    Designated hitter, First baseman

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

  • Mel Ott7
    442
    126

    Mel Ott

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceGretna, Louisiana

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    #24 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#1521 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Madison Bumgarner8
    497
    168

    BirthplaceHickory, North Carolina

  • Gaylord Perry9
    394
    105

    BirthplaceWilliamston, North Carolina

  • Will Clark10
    554
    182

    Will Clark

    First baseman

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

  • Buster Posey11
    536
    197

    Buster Posey

    Catcher, First baseman

    BirthplaceLeesburg, Georgia

  • Tim Lincecum12
    491
    272

    Tim Lincecum

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceBellevue, Washington

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    #18 of 20 The Best High Times Covers#38 of 73 The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

  • Matt Cain13
    259
    84

    Matt Cain

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceDothan, Alabama

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    #7 of 23 The Best Perfect Games In Major League History#5 of 50 The Best Pitchers In San Francisco Giants History

  • Matt Williams14
    338
    111

    Matt Williams

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceBishop, California, United States of America

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    #446 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#196 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Carl Hubbell15
    279
    92

    BirthplaceCarthage, Missouri

  • Bobby Bonds16
    334
    164

    Bobby Bonds

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

  • Jeff Kent17
    302
    116

    Jeff Kent

    Second baseman

    BirthplaceBellflower, California, United States of America

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    #29 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#139 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

  • J. T. Snow18
    232
    165

    J. T. Snow

    First baseman

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

  • Mike McCormick19
    86
    29

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • Darrell Evans20
    100
    42

    Darrell Evans

    First baseman, Third baseman

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • Jim Davenport21
    83
    28

    Jim Davenport

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceSiluria, Alabama

  • John Montefusco22
    84
    31

    John Montefusco

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey

  • Jack Clark23
    202
    148

    Jack Clark

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceNew Brighton, Pennsylvania

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    #145 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#469 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • Joe McGinnity24
    106
    24

    BirthplaceCornwall Township, Illinois

  • Vida Blue25
    114
    47

    Vida Blue

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceMansfield, Louisiana, United States of America