The San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest franchises in baseball. Tracing their roots back to the 1880s, the then-New York based franchise early on was one of the best in baseball. The Giants won the World Series in 1888, 1889 and 1905, getting the franchise off to a good start. For the next two decades New York remained elite, reaching back-to-back-to-back World Series from 1911 to 1913, but finished just short each time. After another loss in 1917, the Giants took home World Series titles three and four in 1921 and 1922. Things slowed down for New York after the 1930s. The Giants won just one championship (1954) and played in only two others from 1938 through 1988. The 1990s were the Barry Bonds era of Giants baseball. By now comfortably located in San Francisco, Bonds put on a display the likes of which baseball has never seen during his time in the Bay Area. In 15 years with the Giants, Bonds clubbed 586 home runs, an average of a little more than 39 homers per season. In 2010 the Giants finally won their first World Series since 1954, and then won their seventh championship just two years later in 2012. San Francisco has retired the numbers of 10 former players through the team’s illustrious history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for San Francisco Giants baseball tickets.
2016 SF Giants Season Preview
The San Francisco Giants continued their historic run in 2014, winning their 3rd World Series title in just 5 years. The story of the season was Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner went unbeaten in the World Series, yet again and dropped his ERA in the World Series to an unbelievable 0.25. The San Francisco Giants lost just 5 games in the playoffs and did so behind pitching dominance that the Giants seem to have a monopoly on come postseason time.
The story of 2015 for the San Francisco Giants will be the attempt to repeat. Despite all of the Giants success over the last half decade, the Giants have been unable to repeat as champions, and even more interesting, the Giants have failed to make the playoffs in both 2011, and 2013, following World Series titles. The 2015 San Francisco Giants will feature a slightly different lineup, with notable players Pablo Sandoval, and Michael Morse both departing San Francisco. Even with these departures, the 2015 Giants will have a pitching rotation that still includes Bumgarner, and returning Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Tim Hudson. With that rotation, if the Giants do make the postseason in 2015, it will be hard to bet against them winning another World Series.
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San Francisco Giants Baseball at AT&T Park Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, California, 94107
The Giants play their home games at AT&T Park, located in San Francisco, California. When filled to capacity, AT&T Park holds more than 41,000 screaming Giants fans. Aside from its incredible food choices, AT&T Park is filled with amenities for fans. Have a picnic at China Basin Park, alongside McCovey Cove or let the kids take some cuts at the Barry Bonds Junior Giants Field or stroll down memory lane reliving all the great moments in Giants history. The San Francisco Giants dugout is on the AT&T Park third baseline in front of sections 119-124. AT&T Park parking information is covered in our Giants event guide.
The Giants and Dodgers first began playing as rivals in the greater New York area in the 1880’s, and it has been a clash of baseball titans ever since. Both clubs moved to California in the 1950’s and became the quintessential baseball rivalry on the west coast. This rivalry that has been fought on two coasts, and been home to players like Koufax, Robinson, Mays, and McCovey, is one of the most historic, and awe inspiring matchups in any sport.
Giants vs. Athletics
Known as the Bay Bridge Series, this rivalry is one of the best matchups in interleague play. These two baseball powerhouses have met for 5 World Series titles dating all the way back to 1905. With the creation of interleague play in 1997 this became an annual series, and the rivalry intensified. Unlike other rivalries where tensions run high, this rivalry is often noted for its sportsmanship despite its competitiveness on the field.
Giants vs. Yankees
These two teams first met on the field in 1921, but the rivalry extends back even before that. For a brief period while both were in New York, they shared a stadium and competed for the hearts of NY City fans. The first “Subway Series” was between these two teams in 1921, and they met in the World Series 6 times while they were New York neighbors. The rivalry regained momentum with the creation of interleague play, and is one of the highlights of every season.
San Francisco Giants in the World Series, National League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
Since 1958, the San Francisco Giants have continued the legacy the franchise started when the team was located in New York. In their 50+ years playing in the Bay Area, the Giants have won multiple World Series titles. San Francisco has also won 7+ division titles over the years and more than four NL pennants. The Giants will only add to the impressive numbers in the upcoming seasons.
San Francisco Giants Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Giants game?
Gates open 2 hours before the first pitch at AT&T Park.
Where are good places to eat before a Giants game?
AT&T Park is located close to many of San Francisco’s best dining options. If you enjoy American dining with a little pizzazz try Oola Restaurant & Bar, Fifth Floor, or Saison. There are quite a few great French food restaurants in the area. La Folie, Boulevard, and Absinthe Brasserie & Bar are three of the best. For those looking for a pre-game steak diner, try House of Prime Rib or Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Public House, Pete’s Tavern, and Polo Grounds are three of the best sports bars in the area and are usually packed with Giants fans. Other great places are Chiaroscuro, Chez Maman, and Allegro Romano.
Where is the best place to park at AT&T Park?
Parking at AT&T Park is fairly limited. The majority of the available parking is located just south of Channel Street on the south side of the stadium. There are 4 parking lots in this area, including parking at Pier 48. Another place to find parking is at Pier 32 located a few blocks north of AT&T. A third parking area is located at Bryant Street in between 4th and 2nd a few blocks northwest of the stadium.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children under 2 years old do not need a ticket to enter AT&T Park, but must sit on a guardian’s lap for the duration of the game. It is recommended to have proof of your child’s age with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the stadium.
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