Matt Williams

Matt Williams

The career was spectacular. Matt Williams was a five-time All-Star, a Gold Glove infielder, a home run champion. But, oh, what might have been. “If Matt Williams played out injury-free,” said the late Al Rosen, who as Giants general manager picked Williams third...read more
Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent’s roots in the bay area are double-tiered. He played on two teams that went to the World Series – the giants in 2002 and Cal in 1988 – and made an impact on both as a power-hitting middle infielder. To acquire Kent, the giants traded popular Matt Williams,...read more
Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds

Even before he came to the Giants, Barry Bonds had extensive ties to the Bay Area. He went to schools on the peninsula through high school, his father, Bobby Bonds, and godfather, Willie Mays, both played for the Giants. His cousin, Reggie Jackson, played for the A’s....read more
Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker

There have been great players in baseball, and superior managers, but few excelled at both like Dusty Baker. He broke into the big leagues as a disciple of Hank Aaron in Atlanta, hitting .321 in his first full season in 1972. Three years later he was traded to Los...read more
Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals to six League Championships and three World Series wins. Among all major league managers, he ranks third in total wins, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw. The cornerstone for...read more
Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti ranked among baseball’s top closers in the 1980s and cemented his legacy in the game as a pitching coach. Righetti initially established himself as a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. He was elected American League Rookie of the Year in...read more