San Francisco Giants, California (Images of Baseball Series) by Tricia O'Brien
In 1958, San Francisco welcomed its first major league baseball team when the Giants left New York and journeyed across the country to the Bay Area. Steeped in tradition, the orange-and-black team has captivated fans for decades with rosters including Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Will Clark, Barry Bonds, and Tim Lincecum. This book provides a look into the team’s history, highlighting the players and other notables who were instrumental in shaping the Giants organization.
Author and longtime Giants fan Tricia O’Brien offers a personal and historical glimpse into the evolution of the team from its departure from New York to its World Series championship in 2010. She conducted numerous interviews and draws from archival photograph collections, including those of Horace Stoneham, Bob Lurie, members of the Society for American Baseball Research, former Giants players, photographer Barry Colla, and some never-before-published images by Topps baseball photographer Doug McWilliams.