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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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1
582 39
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Center fielder

2
348 95
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
First baseman

3
519 183
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Left fielder

4
311 87
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher

5
272 72
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

6
246 72
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

7
246 75
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Catcher, First baseman

8
194 40
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
248 66
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
286 108
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
First baseman

11
205 61
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher

12
172 54
Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Third baseman

13
250 102
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
179 58
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

15
152 54
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Second baseman

16
137 47
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher

17
99 31
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
54 12
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
104 50
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

20
97 52
Rich Aurilia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

21
50 29
Robby Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

22
113 48
J. T. Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

23
101 56
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
43 29
Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder

25
66 28
Brandon Crawford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

26
66 30
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
First baseman

27
71 27
Monte Irvin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

28
57 48
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

29
60 35
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

30
67 49
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

31
36 11
Joe McGinnity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

32
86 49
Jason Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
43 11
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

34
60 56
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

35
44 16
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added First baseman

36
33 10
Gary Lavelle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

37
51 23
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Left fielder, First baseman

38
64 50
Robb Nen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

39
36 14
Jim Ray Hart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Third baseman

40
36 14
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

41
42 13
Mike Krukow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

42
29 16
Atlee Hammaker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Pitcher

43
35 16
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

44
23 2
Mike McCormick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
Pitcher

45
37 28
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
42 33
Travis Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

47
24 14
Jim Barr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

48
27 12
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman

49
28 26
Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
21 14
John Burkett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher