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About San Francisco Giants
The reigning World Champion San Francisco Giants are one of the longest-running teams in professional baseball history. Established in New York in 1883, the franchise moved to the bay area in 1958. The team has won seven World Series titles and has won more games than any other American professional baseball team or any other North American team in professional sports. In 1951, Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard ‘Round the World," a walk-off home run that won the Giants the National League pennant over the rival Brooklyn Dodgers and is one of the classic moments in professional sports history. The addition of Willie Mays in the 1950s lead to "The Catch," an incredible over-the-shoulder snag of a fly ball the led to the Giants’ sweep of the Indians in the 1954 World Series. The Giants play in AT&T Park, which was formerly known as Candlestick Park, and is known for McCovey Cove where fans in canoes paddle around to snap homerun balls. In the stands, supports don gear such as a San Francisco Giants jersey in their signature black, orange and cream colors. The team signed Barry Bonds, considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, in 1993. Bonds achieved both the single season as well as the career record for home runs hit, but his legacy was overshadowed by ties to the MLB steroid scandal. Manager Bruce Bochy led the franchise to their seventh title after defeating the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series behind the bat of Melky Cabrera and the arm of pitcher Matt Cain.