Giants Past & Present

Giants Past & Present

by Dan Fost

Hardcover(First)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760338063
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/05/2010
Edition description: First
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.84(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.69(d)

About 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

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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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

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