It is with great pleasure that I get to rank the 25 greatest outfielders in San Francisco Giants history. I was privileged to see almost every one of these players don the orange and black.
My criteria for inclusion on this list is that the player must have played for the San Francisco Giants and that outfield was their primary position.
For these reasons, I have left off such greats as Mel Ott, a Hall of Fame member who played for the New York Giants. Hall of Fame members Willie McCovey, who played 275 games in the outfield for the Giants and Orlando Cepeda, who played 231 games as an outfielder are also omitted.
The other player I would have included was Jim Ray Hart who played 264 games in the outfield for San Francisco, but whose primary position was third base.
One-year wonders, like Reggie Sanders, who hit 23 home runs and drove in 85 runs in 2002, were also omitted.
This list consists of a collection of varied talents, from big sluggers to top average hitters, to speed guys and top defensive players. Some combined multiple talents and a select few combined them all.
The following men get my vote for the top 25 outfielders in San Francisco Giants history.