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The Best San Francisco Giants Of All Time

Updated March 5, 2020 22.8k votes 1.6k voters 27.4k 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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  • 1
    Willie Mays
    1,009
    89

    Willie Mays

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceWestfield, Alabama, United States of America

  • 2
    Willie McCovey
    647
    190

    Willie McCovey

    First baseman

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

  • 3
    Juan Marichal
    549
    156

    BirthplaceLaguna Verde, Dominican Republic

  • 4
    Christy Mathewson
    507
    155

    BirthplaceFactoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 5
    Madison Bumgarner
    493
    162

    BirthplaceHickory, North Carolina

  • 6
    Mel Ott
    439
    122

    Mel Ott

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceGretna, Louisiana

  • 7
    Barry Bonds
    938
    340

    Barry Bonds

    Left fielder

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

  • 8
    Orlando Cepeda
    437
    120

    Orlando Cepeda

    Designated hitter, First baseman

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

  • 9
    Gaylord Perry
    391
    102

    BirthplaceWilliamston, North Carolina

  • 10
    Will Clark
    546
    179

    Will Clark

    First baseman

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

  • 11
    Buster Posey
    531
    196

    Buster Posey

    Catcher, First baseman

    BirthplaceLeesburg, Georgia

  • 12
    Matt Cain
    256
    81

    Matt Cain

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceDothan, Alabama

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  • 13
    Tim Lincecum
    485
    270

    Tim Lincecum

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceBellevue, Washington

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

  • 14
    Matt Williams
    334
    111

    Matt Williams

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceBishop, California, United States of America

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    #446 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#6 of 55 The Greatest Arizona Diamondbacks of All Time

  • 15
    Bobby Bonds
    331
    162

    Bobby Bonds

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

  • 16
    Jeff Kent
    298
    114

    Jeff Kent

    Second baseman

    BirthplaceBellflower, California, United States of America

  • 17
    Carl Hubbell
    275
    92

    BirthplaceCarthage, Missouri

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    #1 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #109 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 18
    J. T. Snow
    229
    162

    J. T. Snow

    First baseman

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

  • 19
    Mike McCormick
    84
    26

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • 20
    Jim Davenport
    83
    26

    Jim Davenport

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceSiluria, Alabama

  • 21
    Darrell Evans
    99
    42

    Darrell Evans

    First baseman, Third baseman

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • 22
    Jim Ray Hart
    94
    41

    Jim Ray Hart

    Designated hitter, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHookerton, North Carolina

  • 23
    Brandon Crawford
    191
    126

    BirthplaceMountain View, California

  • 24
    Jack Clark
    200
    148

    Jack Clark

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceNew Brighton, Pennsylvania

  • 25
    Vida Blue
    113
    46

    Vida Blue

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceMansfield, Louisiana, United States of America

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