Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
The San Francisco Giants have a history similar to that of the Los Angeles Dodgers, since they both originated in New York City. The Giants had a much cooler name back then known as the New York Gothams. Believe us when we tell you, they certainly have one of the oldest and most successful franchises in the history of sports. In fact they have more wins in the history of American Sports than any other franchise combined. They originally played at the famous Polo Grounds and they have played in the World Series a record of 20 times. They also are currently second place in the National League with a total of 23 National League pennants which means they were the best team in the National League 23 times. They also have a total of eight World Series titles which is the fifth most out of any other team in the MLB, and the second most in the National League alone. It was not until 1958 when the Giants moved out to San Francisco. Keep in mind that five of their 8 World Series titles came while in New York rather than San Francisco. Just like the old days in New York they kept up the rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was easy to keep this rivalry going since both teams relocated to California in the same year.
Some of the franchise’s famous players include Willie Mays and Barry Bonds who are two of the best home run hitters in baseball history. You may have heard of Barry Bonds due to the talk surrounding him about steroids. This has kept him out of the Hall of Fame, but he still holds the record for the most home runs hit in the history of baseball. He was also one of the most walked players of all time.