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The Best Pitchers In San Francisco Giants History

Updated January 7, 2020 392 votes 19 voters50 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Giants

The best pitchers in Giants history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise in New York. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the San Francisco Giants becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum appear below, as well as Hall of Fame starting pitchers like Christy Mathewson and Juan Marichal. Of course, there is Madison Bumgarner, who began his All-Star career as part of the San Francisco Giants roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in Giants history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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    Christy Mathewson

    Giants career: 1900-1916

    Giants WAR: 97.9

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    Juan Marichal

    Giants career: 1960–1973

    Giants WAR: 62.4

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    Madison Bumgarner

    Giants career: 2009–2019

    Giants WAR: 32.5

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    Tim Lincecum

    Giants career: 2007–2015

    Giants WAR: 21.6

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    Carl Hubbell

    Giants career: 1928–1943

    Giants WAR: 68.6

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    Amos Rusie

    Giants career: 1890–1898

    Giants WAR: 66.4

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    Matt Cain

    Giants career: 2005–2017

    Giants WAR: 29.4

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    Hal Schumacher

    Giants career: 1931–1942, 1946

    Giants WAR: 26.9

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    Tim Keefe

    Giants career: 1885–1889, 1891

    Giants WAR: 37.2

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    Johnny Antonelli

    Giants career: 1954–1960

    Giants WAR: 30.8

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    Joe McGinnity

    Giants career: 1902–1908

    Giants WAR: 32.5

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    Gaylord Perry

    Giants career: 1962–1971

    Giants WAR: 36.9

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    Jouett Meekin

    Giants career: 1894–1899

    Giants WAR: 23.1

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    Mickey Welch

    Giants career: 1883–1892

    Giants WAR: 53.1

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    Sal Maglie

    Giants career: 1945, 1950–1955

    Giants WAR: 26.5

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    Jim Barr

    Giants career: 1971–1978, 1982–1983

    Giants WAR: 28.4

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    Larry Jansen

    Giants career: 1947–1954

    Giants WAR: 22.9

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    Hooks Wiltse

    Giants career: 1904–1914

    Giants WAR: 27.1

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    Gary Lavelle

    Giants career: 1974–1984

    Giants WAR: 19.4

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    Jeff Tesreau

    Giants career: 1912–1918

    Giants WAR: 22.6

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    Rubén Gómez

    Giants career: 1953–1958

    Giants WAR: 15.5

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    John Montefusco
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    John Montefusco

    Giants career: 1974–1980

    Giants WAR: 18.4

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    Jason Schmidt

    Giants career: 2001–2006

    Giants WAR: 22.7

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    Art Nehf
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    Art Nehf

    Giants career: 1919–1926

    Giants WAR: 11.9

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    Atlee Hammaker

    Giants career: 1982–1985, 1987–1990

    Giants WAR: 10.4