Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Giants Stories Ever Told [NOOK Book]

Overview

The rich tradition of the San Francisco Giants has provided indelible memories for their fans ever since they moved from New York’s Polo Grounds to Seals Stadium in 1958. Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugout captures some of the humorous and poignant moments of the team’s years on the West Coast, from the intense rivalry with the Dodgers to their amazing victory in the 2010 World Series.
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Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Giants Stories Ever Told

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Overview

The rich tradition of the San Francisco Giants has provided indelible memories for their fans ever since they moved from New York’s Polo Grounds to Seals Stadium in 1958. Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugout captures some of the humorous and poignant moments of the team’s years on the West Coast, from the intense rivalry with the Dodgers to their amazing victory in the 2010 World Series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613215630
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Tales from the Team
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,148,064
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nick Peters has reported on the Giants for almost half a century. He has never missed a Giants’ opening home game. In 2009, he won the Baseball Writers Association of America J. G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in Elk Grove, California.

Stuart Shea is a freelance writer specializing in sports and music. He is the author of Wrigley Field: An Unauthorized Biography. When he’s not busy discovering new music, he can be found co-running Bard-ball.com, the Internet’s top site for baseball poetry.

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Table of Contents

In die Beginning, Horace 1

The '60s: A Decade of Superstars and Seconds 7

The 70s: The Fall and Rise of the Giants' Empire 18

The '80s: From Last to First in Two Seasons 31

The '90s: Bonds, New Owners to the Rescue 46

Rites of Spring, from Casa Grande to Scottsdale 62

Giants-Dodgers: The Rivalry Moves West 68

Candlestick: Home of the Giants, Beades, Pope 92

The Bad and the Ugly: Taunts and Tussles 102

The Postseason: A History of Frustration 124

The Greatest Giant Ever Willie Mays 154

The Most Popular Giant Willie McCovey 168

Unhittable and Unappreciated Juan Marichal 180

First Giants Hero Orlando Cepeda 188

Spit and Polish on the Mound Gaylord Perry 194

New Giants Hero Will Clark 204

No Giant Ever Did it Better Barry Bonds 212

The 2000s: Triumph and Turmoil 235

2010: The Impossible Championship 240

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