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Monday, August 16, 2010

San Francisco Giants - Home Ballparks

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A. The San Francisco Giants 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

B. The Giants have played in 9 (or 10) stadiums:
The Giants franchise has had 9 home ballparks as shown below, and some people would say 10 depending on whether they feel Polo Grounds III and Polo Grounds IV were the same ballpark or not. 

1. Polo Grounds, New York

2.  Oakland Park, Jersey City, NJ 
April 1889 (Two games - April 24 + 25)

3. St. George Cricket Grounds, Staten Island NY 
April - June 1889 (23 games from April 29 to 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

Image above is Circa 1930's

Image above is Circa 1950's

8. Seals Stadium, San Francisco

9. Candlestick Park / 3Com Park, San Francisco

Image above is circa 1960's

Image above is circa 1999

10. Pac Bell Park (2000-2003) / SBC Park (2004-2005) / AT&T Park (2006-2018) / Oracle Park (2019-Present), San Francisco

Image below is circa 2000

Image below is circa 2019

C. 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:

D. 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

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 9 ballpark images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Giants fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of San Francisco Giants home ballpark images, please contact me by email and I can explain how they can all be framed in one, or perhaps two, beautiful piece(s).

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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