Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s ultimate victory transcended all others, for it was a triumph of heart. During 1988, his seventh big league season, Dravecky learned that he had a Desmoid tumor in his left arm, requiring surgical removal of half of the deltoid muscle. Dravecky resumed...read more
Matt Cain

Matt Cain

Durability and dominance separated Matt Cain from even the most accomplished San Francisco Giants. He amassed 12 years and 38 days of continuous major league service time, more than any Giant who played exclusively for the ballclub since its 1958 move west. Cain also...read more
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