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Monday, August 16, 2010

San Francisco Giants Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the San Francisco Giants poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

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 1883-1884
New York Giants 1885-1957
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. Oakland Park, Jersey City, NJ 
April 1889 (2 games - April 24 + 25)
3. St. George Cricket Grounds, Staten Island NY 
April - June 1889 (23 games from April 29 - June 14)
4. Polo Grounds II, New York
July 1889-90
5. Polo Grounds III, New York
6. Hilltop Park, New York  
April 1911 - June 1911
7. Polo Grounds IV, New York
8. Seals Stadium, San Francisco
9. Candlestick Park / 3Com Park, San Francisco
10. Pac Bell Park (2000-2003) / SBC Park (2004-2005) / AT&T Park (2006-2018) / Oracle Park (2019-Present), 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 or go directly to the artwork website 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 (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

And please search my blog archive 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 !

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