Giants Past & Present: 2012 Championship Edition

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With a history that straddles two coasts and more than a century of winning, the San Francisco Giants baseball club stands out as one of the great franchises of professional sports. The Giants’ World Series victory in 2012 marked their second championship in three years and helped further secure the team’s place among baseball’s elite teams. The organization boasts more Hall of Fame inductees than any other baseball team, as well as 22 National League pennants gathered over nine different decades. From McGraw ...
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Overview


With a history that straddles two coasts and more than a century of winning, the San Francisco Giants baseball club stands out as one of the great franchises of professional sports. The Giants’ World Series victory in 2012 marked their second championship in three years and helped further secure the team’s place among baseball’s elite teams. The organization boasts more Hall of Fame inductees than any other baseball team, as well as 22 National League pennants gathered over nine different decades. From McGraw and Mathewson to Mays and Marichal, Hubbell and Ott to Cain and Posey, the Giants have been bringing excitement and drama to the diamond for generations.
 
Giants Past & Present goes around the horn to celebrate the legends at each position on the field—from the little-remembered stars of the nineteenth century to the champions of tomorrow—and visits the memorable and distinctive ballparks that have housed the team on two ends of the continent. Author and baseball fan Dan Fost presents the players, the dugout and front-office wizards, the voices from the broadcast booth, the hard-luck heroes, and the myriad rites of spring that keep fans coming back year after year. Complete with chapters on uniforms, ballpark food, fans, and more, Giants Past & Present will take you back to warm summer days at the Polo Grounds, breezy summer nights at Candlestick Park, and all the latest memories being made at AT&T Park by the Bay.
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“As reasonably priced coffee table books go, ‘Giants Past & Present’ offers as good an overview as any book currently available on the team.” - Weekend Salinas Californian
From the Publisher
“As reasonably priced coffee table books go, ‘Giants Past & Present’ offers as good an overview as any book currently available on the team.” - Weekend Salinas Californian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760345177
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 614,360
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Dan Fost (San Rafael, CA) is a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area whose work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, USA Today, Popular Science, and San Francisco magazine. He has written numerous articles about the San Francisco Giants and is an avid baseball fan.

www.danfost.com
www.giantspastandpresent.com

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Table of Contents


Photo and Illustration Credits
Preface and Acknowledgments

New York Past, San Francisco Present
Leagues and Teams
The Great Teams and Dynasties
Famous Playoffs
World Series
Gaffes and Controversies
Heartbreaks and Close Calls
The Giants–Dodgers Rivalry
Crosstown and Cross-League Rivals: The Yankees and A’s
All-Star Games
The Owners
The General Managers
The Trading Post
Giant Characters
Salaries
Giant Managers
The Race Barrier
Latin Players
Nicknames
Rookies
Catchers
First Basemen
Second Basemen
Shortstops
Third Basemen
Outfielders
Home-Run Heroes
Right-Handed Pitchers
Left-Handed Pitchers
Relievers
Uniforms
The Ballparks
The Playing Fields
Billboards and Scoreboards
Bullpens, Dugouts, and Clubhouses
Giant Fans and Knothole Gangs
Food at the Ballpark
Sportswriters
Voices of the Giants
Spring Training
On the Farm

Bibliography and Resources
Index

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