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Monday, August 16, 2010
San Francisco Giants Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials
1. San Francisco Giants – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1883. The team has been known by three names as follows:
New York Gothams 1883-1885
New York Giants 1886-1957
San Francisco Giants 1958-Present
2. San Francisco Giants – The Championship Record
Eight World Series Championships:
1905 defeated Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 1
1921 defeated NY Yankees 5 games to 3
1922 defeated NY Yankees 4 games to 0 (with one tie)
1933 defeated Washington Nationals 4 games to 1
1954 defeated Cleveland Indians 4 games to 0
2010 defeated Texas Rangers 4 games to 1
2012 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 0
2014 defeated Kansas City Royals 4 games to 3
Twenty Three National League Pennants
1888, 1889, 1904, 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1962, 1989, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014
3. San Francisco Giants – Home Stadium History
1. Polo Grounds, New York
2. Polo Grounds II, New York
3. Polo Grounds III, New York
4. Polo Grounds IV, New York
5. Seals Stadium, San Francisco
6. Candlestick Park / 3Com Park, San Francisco
7. Pac Bell Park / SBC Park / AT&T Park, San Francisco
4. For more information on the Giants, you should bookmark these two great websites:
For a huge amount of great historic information:
For great information about the team's ballparks:
5. Celebrate the Giants' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the San Francisco Giants and the history of the Giants franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.
These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)
If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our San Francisco Giants YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tmeJtFth3AM or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/San-Francisco-Giants-c156/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.
And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox
And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Giants.
This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at email@example.com !