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San Francisco Giants

2010 World Series
"2010 World Series - AT&T Park in San Francisco"
Game One-2010 World Series
"Game One - 2010 World Series"
Top of the Fifth
"2010 World Series - signature edition"
SF Giants Logo Barry Bonds 600th Home Run
Barry Bonds' 600th Home Run

Quick Facts:

  • Founded: 1883
  • Originally called : New York Gothams
  • Stadium: AT&T Park (earlier name Pacific Bell Park); before that: Candlestick Park
  • World Series: 1954, 1933, 1922, 1921, 1905
  • NL Pennants: 1888, 1889, 1904, 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1962, 1989, 2002

More Panoramics:

Inaugural Game at Pacific Bell Park
"First Pitch"
Petco Park

About the Giants

In 2000, after 40 years at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco Giants bid a bittersweet farewell to their old home and relocated to a new, privately financed downtown stadium. Pacific Bell Park, later renamed SBC Park and then in February 2006 AT&T Park, sits on the shores of China Basin (called McCovey Cove by Giants fans) at the corner of 3rd and King Streets (24 Willie Mays Plaza). Regardless of anything that might happen on the field of play, this move represented an entirely new era for the Giants and their fans. Where Candlestick Park was known as the least baseball-friendly stadium in all of Major League Baseball, their new home is regarded as one of the better venues in all of professional sports. The Giants routinely sell out this nearly 43,000-seat, baseball-only stadium, whereas it was not uncommon for them to have a paid attendance of less than 10,000 in Candlestick's nearly 60,000 seating capacity.

While still breezy in the summertime compared to other MLB parks, the move to PacBell Park has been a success and has developed the reputation as a "pitcher's park". Its state-of-the-art design minimizes wind-chill, it is well served by mass transit, and it has spectacular views of the bay and the city skyline (which even Candlestick had until it was redesigned in the early 1970s to accommodate the 49ers). AT&T Park is the centerpiece of a renaissance in San Francisco's South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods. But most important to Giants fans, the new ballpark means they no longer have to worry about their team moving away from San Francisco, at least not any time soon. Rob Arra was there at PacBell for the "Inaugural Game at Pacific Bell Park".

The inaugural season at the new ballpark resulted in a surprising division title, with the Giants having the best record in the Major Leagues. The Giants lost the 2000 division series to the New York Mets, three games to one despite winning the first game in the series behind a well pitched game by Liván Hernández. In 2001 the Giants were eliminated from playoff contention on the second to last day of the season, but Barry Bonds gave fans something to cheer about as he hit 73 home runs, setting a new single-season record. Rob Arra captures Bond's historic 600th home-run in "600".