WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOOK

  • How the Giants Got Their Name

    A look back at the very early days of baseball and the New York team that came to be known as the "Giants"

  • Baseball’s Odd Couple: McGraw and Mathewson

    Two of the Giants’ earliest superstars: fiery manager John McGraw and the “Christian gentleman,” pitcher Christy Mathewson

  • Memphis Bill, Master Melvin, and The Meal Ticket

    Three all-time Giants who continued the team’s success in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s: Bill Terry, Mel Ott, and Carl Hubbell

  • The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

    Bobby Thomson’s legendary home run to win the National League pennant in 1951, probably one of the most famous plays in all of sports history

  • Willie Mays: The Five-Tool Player

    A closer look at all the tools that made the “Say Hey Kid” one of the greatest (and most popular) players ever

  • Going, Going, Gone

    The Giants (along with the rival Dodgers) leave New York and move to California

  • New Hometown Heroes

    San Francisco welcomes their new home team and two outstanding young rookies: Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey

  • Life at the ‘Stick

    The perils of playing at frigid, windy Candlestick Park, the stadium everyone loved to hate

  • 1962: The Best Ever?

    The amazing Giants season that ended in Bobby Richardson’s glove

  • Marichal vs. Spahn

    Two future Hall of Famers match up in a grueling all-night pitching duel for the ages

  • Spitballs and a Moon Shot

    Gaylord Perry’s notorious trademark pitch – and an unlikely home run

  • Dave Dravecky’s Miracle Comeback

    How one man fought back against cancer and inspired thousands

  • Earthquake!

    Tragedy strikes during the 1989 “Battle of the Bay” World Series

  • Splash Hit: A New Ballpark in China Basin

    The Giants open the 2000 season in a beautiful new stadium

  • Following in Giant Footsteps

    Like father, like son: Bobby and Barry Bonds make baseball history

  • Near Misses

    The Last Great Pennant Race (1993), The Brian Johnson Game (1997), and Death by Rally Monkey (2002)

  • Torture

    The glorious, nail-biting 2010 season that ended with the San Francisco Giants finally being crowned World Series Champions

  • Back From the Brink

    *NEW CHAPTER!* How the never-say-die Giants battled back to win another World Series Championship in 2012