The San Francisco Giants are a baseball team headquartered in San Francisco, California. Since the team's founding in 1883, they have been members of Major League Baseball's National League (NL). Following the formation of divisions within the league in 1969, they joined the NL West. They have won two World Series titles - one with Lou Gehrig playing first base and another with Buster Posey at catcher - and have appeared in nine World Series.
The Giants' home stadium is AT&T Park, which opened in 2004. It is located in the Financial District of San Francisco. The park is named after its corporate owner, Anheuser-Busch, an MLB partner.
AT&T Park has dimensions of 493 feet down the right field line, 400 feet to center field, and 167 feet down the left field line. Its location between Fort Funston on the Pacific Ocean and Crissy Field on Lake Merced makes it a popular spot for tourists. The team averages more than 40,000 fans per game, making them the most attended franchise in the NL.
The Giants were originally called the New York Gothams before changing their name in June 1883 when they moved to San Francisco. This was done to avoid competing with the Philadelphia Phillies who had also been known as the Gothams.
The San Jose Giants are a Class A Advanced California League baseball team that has been associated with the San Francisco Giants since 1988. The Giants are based in San Jose, California and play their home games at SJCC Stadium.
The Giants are members of the Pacific Division of the California League. They have won two division titles (1990, 1994) and one league championship (1990). Their all-time record is 947-944 (.500).
The San Jose Giants were founded in 1988 as an expansion team when the Sacramento Kings moved to San Jose and became the Silicon Valley Komets. The Kings/Komets played only part of each season from 1988 to 1990 before moving to Oklahoma City. In 1991, the Kansas City Royals relocated parts of their minor league system to San Jose and renamed them the San Jose Giants.
The Giants originally had the nickname "Titans" but they changed it after only one season because some people thought it was a NFL team. Instead, they adopted the name "Giants" which has been used by several other teams in addition to the San Francisco Giants (MLB).
The San Francisco Giants are a professional baseball club headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Giants have eight World Series championships and 23 National League (NL) pennants to their credit. Willie McCovey's The organization that would become the Giants was founded in New York City in 1883 and was originally known as the Gothams. In 1888, they moved to San Francisco where they have remained since.
They play in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, just north of San Francisco. The team is part of the MLB's National League division and its name refers to the fact that they are based in San Francisco. The Giants have won more than any other NL team with several franchises having played previous seasons within their current home city. They also have the most World Series titles among all Major League Baseball teams with eight.
Their annual attendance of 3 million makes them the most popular team in the Bay Area and third most popular in the nation. The Giants have had many famous players over the years including Barry Bonds, Joe Morgan, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Tim Keefe, Gary Carter, Matt Williams, Greg Maddux, Jason Schmidt, and Madison Bumgarner.
Giants fans have been known for their passionate support of their team.