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San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

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The San Francisco Giants celebrate more than 50 years in the City by the Bay. Follow the Giants from their early days at Seals Stadium to Candlestick Park to latest decade led by Barry Bonds, from the World Series in 1962 and 1989 (and the earthquake) to the National League Pennant in 2002.

Player profiles include 1968 no-hit hurler Gaylord Perry, and high-kicking Juan Marichal; slugger Willie McCovey, National League MVP in 1969, and of course the great Willie Mays, who hit ...

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Overview

The San Francisco Giants celebrate more than 50 years in the City by the Bay. Follow the Giants from their early days at Seals Stadium to Candlestick Park to latest decade led by Barry Bonds, from the World Series in 1962 and 1989 (and the earthquake) to the National League Pennant in 2002.

Player profiles include 1968 no-hit hurler Gaylord Perry, and high-kicking Juan Marichal; slugger Willie McCovey, National League MVP in 1969, and of course the great Willie Mays, who hit over 600 career homers with the Giants. Other chapters cover stories such as how in 1963 Jesus Alou joined his siblings Felipe and Matty on the roster, giving the team the first all-brother outfield in Major League history.

Join some of San Francisco's famous fans, from Peanut's creator Charles Schulz to Danny Glover, Carlos Santana and Robin Williams, in celebration of this golden anniversary. In addition to the often rare and amazing visual history presented in this book, each chapter features reproductions of Giants memorabilia that will provide fans a complete San Francisco Giants scrapbook. And an audio CD of famous play-by-play radio calls, player interviews and more -- collected here for the first time -- makes this book a lasting pleasure.

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Baseball's Giants played their first game in San Francisco on April 15, 1958. This multimedia book celebrates that anniversary with a lavish presentation of pictures and other materials from the team's archives. Brian Murphy's San Francisco Giants: Fifty Years takes you out to the ballgame with more than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs and an audio CD that features famous play-by-play calls and interviews with key players. Each chapter of this instant collectible includes facsimile reproductions of authentic Giants memorabilia such as baseball cards and ticket stubs. The hardcover also contains gatefolds and six removable booklets that highlight players from each era from 1958 to the present. A spirited afterword by Hall of Famer Willie Mays caps this incomparable package.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933784526
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 5/9/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 689,700
  • Product dimensions: 13.04 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Murphy is a freelance sports writer and golf columnist for Yahoo! Sports, as well as the host of the popular Murph and Mac morning radio show in San Francisco. From 2001 to 2004 he was the national golf writer at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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  • Posted October 31, 2014

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    The stories behind the Giants first years in San Francisco and


    The stories behind the Giants first years in San Francisco and the Earthquake World Series in this book can't be beat! This is the ultimate book for any San Francisco Giants fan.

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    Posted February 26, 2013

    BRIAN MURPHY!!! DANNY GLOVER!!! WILLIE MAYS!!!! MY THREE FAVOR

    BRIAN MURPHY!!! DANNY GLOVER!!! WILLIE MAYS!!!! MY THREE FAVORITE PEOPLE!! GREAT BOOK!!! SFTjr.

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