The San Francisco Giants like the Dodgers moved from New York. Before AT&T Park was built the Giants played their home games at Candlestick Park, which was a ballpark that was known for its strong winds that knocked down baseballs.
There's an argument of how many more homeruns Wilie Mays would have had if he hadn't played his home games in Candlestick Park. For the Giants there are really three names that are truly recognizble.
There's Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, and Willie McCovey. In fact for McCovey the Giants named the cove just outside of AT&T Park McCovey Cove.
Also, the Giants have had some of the most memorable plays in the World Series. One was the homerun by Bobby Thompson and the announcer screaming "the Giants win the pennant, the Giants win the pennant."
The second play was Willie Mays's over the shoulder catch that is simply known as "the catch" on the play Mays ran after the ball and was about 425 feet away made the catch, quickly turned around and threw a perfect strike back to the infield. At the time the bases were loaded and no player advanced.
As for the franchise itself being the number two in terms of winning percentage that was the biggest surprise to me in my opinion. I knew the giants in their history had some good teams, but having the second best winning percentage in Major League history was rather shocking.
In the franchise's history the Giants have won 20 pennants, five World Series but none since 1954, and have had 55 hall of famers enshrined in Cooperstown.
The franchise has scored 90,327 runs, 659,562 at-bats, 174,611 hits, 13,305 homeruns, and a .265 batting average.
Pitching wise the Giants have given up 83,063 runs and have an ERA of 3.56
For an all-time team the lineup would look like this:
The best manager has been Jim Mutrie with a record of 529-345 which meant a .605 winning percentage and the worst manager the Giants have had was Jim Davenport who went 56-88 for a .389 winning percentage.