Giants Past & Present: 2012 Championship Edition
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Giants Past & Present: 2012 Championship Edition

by Dan Fost
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760345177
Publisher:
MVP Books
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
This beautiful coffee table book is set up in a Giants Past & Present format with each chapter examining and comparing the owners, the managers, key players for each position, even the details of the ballparks.  All of this is surrounded by over 200 stunning photographs…a beautifully done history of the Giants franchise. - www.baseballisms.com Excellent history of one of the great baseball franchises.  The pictures alone make it well worth buying.  Give it to your favorite Dodgers fan!  Go Giants! - rabidreader.typepad.com/the-rabid-reader Dan Fost is a veteran Bay Area reporter and writer…and his latest work is the wonderful Giants Past & Present, a coffee-table book that pulls off the rare feat of being all at once reverential, thorough, and thoughtful. - www.leftymalo.com It’s a fascinating look at the Giants from their inception in New York through the present day, offering a bunch of great stories and little-known anecdotes that even the most devoted fans may have never heard before…It’s clear that Fost is a true baseball fan, and his passion for the game comes through in his work. Giants Past & Present is extremely well-researched, and there doesn’t seem to be anything left out that has to do with Giants baseball. - www.goldengategiants.com

Meet the Author

Dan Fost 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. He lives in San Rafael, California. www.danfost.com

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