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"Giants: Past & Present" Will Be a Hit with the Faithful

Ted SillanpaaAnalyst IMarch 30, 2010

The new coffee table book, Giants: Past & Present , is aimed directly at longtime fans of the New York and now San Francisco Giants.

The book delivers a direct hit with hundreds of photographs that highlight the history of the franchise from King Carl Hubbell to Tim Lincecum. If photographs remind you of that day at the ball park or the afternoon in the back yard—Giants: Past & Present is for you.

Author Dan Frost, a San Rafael resident who has written for the New York Times and other major publications, provides informational copy. No new ground is broken, but the stories are well written and some will be new and very interesting to Giants fans.

Frost covers the franchise's postseason appearances, rivalries, controversies, and the top players at each position. He writes about the influence of Latin players on the early San Francisco Giants, as well as the franchise's history of helping break down the color barrier, in an interesting manner.

It's not a pollyanna-ish look at the club. There's a section about ball park food, sure, but there's also a brief look at the steroids issue and its impact on the Giants and Barry Bonds.

Giants: Past & Present will be on sale at most major bookstores for $25 per copy.

Two free copies of "Giants: Past & Present" are available by visiting: or by e-mailing

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