With a history straddling both coasts of America and more than a century of winning, the Giants baseball club stands out as one of the great franchises of professional sports. The organization boasts more Hall of Fame inductees than any other baseball team, as well as twenty National league pennants gathered over nine different decades. From McGraw and Mathewson to Mays and Marichal, Hubbell and Otto to Lewis and Lincecum, the Giants have been bringing excitement and drama to the diamond for generations, and this book celebrates the legends at each position on the field - the starts of the nineteenth century, the heroes of today, up-and coming future stars. It presents players, dugout and front-line wizards, voices from the broadcast booth, hard-luck heroes, ballparks, and the myriad rites of spring that keep fans coming back year after year.
Dan Fost is a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area whose work has appeared in such publications as the "New York Times," "USA Today, ""Popular Science," and "San Francisco" magazine. He has written numerous articles about the San Francisco Giants and is an avid baseball fan. He lives in San Rafael, California.www.danfost.comwww.giantspastandpresent.com