United States of America, San Francisco The San Francisco Giants (Locations) originated in 1883 when John E. Gray founded the Boston Red Caps baseball team. That team changed its name to the Baltimore Orioles in 1884 and then folded that same year. In 1885, John McGraw formed a new team in New York City called the New York Giants. They have been playing there ever since.
The two teams played each other twice that season with the Giants winning both games. It was not until 1892 that their schedules crossed again with the Giants traveling to Baltimore for a series that ended after four games had been played. By this time, many people believed that the Baltimore team was actually representing Massachusetts because that is where John McGraw came from. However, it was later found out that Maryland was actually being represented because that is where the members of the new Giants team lived. It took another decade before the two teams finally met on the field with the Giants winning all three games. Since then, they have been playing against each other every season except for 1918 when there was no baseball due to World War I.
In 1951, the Giants moved to San Francisco where they have been playing ever since.
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The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in Santa Clara, California. The team is a member of the National Football League (NFL). The 49ers have won five NFL championships - four AFL titles and one Super Bowl title after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-21 in Super Bowl X. The 49ers are also the only team to defeat all eight former Super Bowl winners during the regular season. The 49ers played their first game on December 7, 1948, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, where they lost to the Chicago Cardinals 14-7. The franchise has been affiliated with several cities throughout its history, most recently with San Francisco until the end of the 2011 season when they moved to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many other major league teams including the Oakland Athletics, San Jose Sharks, and Golden State Warriors. The area has also produced many notable athletes including basketball players Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Oscar Robertson; tight ends Joe Montana and John Brodie; and quarterback Ken Dorsey. Baseball players included Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Rafael Palmeiro.
The San Francisco Giants are a major league baseball team headquartered in San Francisco, California. The team was founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams and renamed the New York Giants three years later before moving to San Francisco in 1958. They have won five World Series titles since 1934 and have been members of the National League (NL) since 1955.
The Giants played their first game on April 15, 1883, at the Park Avenue Grounds in Manhattan, now known as Roosevelt Stadium and Barnum's American Museum. They lost that game 5-4 to the Brooklyn Atlantics. Charles "Charlie" Weeghman, who owned the grounds, agreed to let the Giants use his field for free because no other major league team wanted to play there due to its small size. The NL had only six teams then, with two more expected to join them soon.
Weeghman's wife did the hiring for him. She hired John McGraw as the manager of the team. The club originally used black ink on white paper tickets sold to fans, but changed over to red ink on blue papers beginning in 1890. In 1884, the team moved out of Park Avenue Grounds and into another ballpark called West End Park, which they shared with the Washington Nationals. In 1889, the NL decided to expand by one team, so the Giants moved to San Francisco where they remain today.
Toggle navigation: Navigate to the search for The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball club and franchise based in San Francisco, California, United States. The San Francisco Giants are a major league baseball club headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 by American Civil War veterans, the Giants are one of the oldest professional sports teams in the country. They have won two National League pennants and two World Series titles.
Their home stadium is AT&T Park, which they share with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. The park opened in April 2004 and has been widely praised for its design and construction quality. It is the first green-certified baseball stadium in the United States and uses 50% less energy than other major league parks.
The Giants' previous ballpark, Candlestick Park, closed after the 1998 season when the city's previous team, the San Francisco Bay Area Seals/Expos, moved out after only three seasons. The new park was built on land that had been used by the military for training exercises and was designed by HNTB Corporation and Peter Zumthor Construction.
In their 51 years of existence, the Giants have won two World Series titles and appear in another four. They have also made the playoffs every year except four (1943, '44, '45, and '46).