Born in 1883 as the New York Gothams, and first gaining notoriety as the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest professional baseball teams in existence.
They've won more games than anyone else in American baseball history and have been part of the National League's West Division since 1969. Success is a huge part of their folklore. The Giants have won 23 National League pennants and appeared in 20 World Series, winning three Fall Classics since 2010.
San Francisco Giants Next Regular Season Game
The San Francisco Giants play their home games at AT&T Park but were equally at home or on the road 2016.
The Giants won 45 home games and posted 42 victories on the road, making the Giants one of four National League teams to win 40 times both home and away in 2016.
This is where you can find all the information on the San Francisco Giants' game schedule, so check out the calendar to see when they next play.
The 2016 campaign was a tale of two seasons for the Giants. They opened strongly and actually spent 123 days in first place. But after going 57-33 in the first half, the Giants slumped to 30-42 in the second half and settled for a Wild Card spot in the postseason.
What Are The Current San Francisco Giants Standings
This is where you can ascertain the current San Francisco Giants standings in terms of both the NL West and the Wild Card race.
An oddity of the Giants' play in recent years is that they have proven dominant in even-numbered years. The Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and qualified for the playoffs as a Wild Card team in 2016.
Since 2000 the Giants have made the playoffs just once in an odd-numbered year and that was in 2003.
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There's Little Madison Bumgarner Can't Do
As the ace of the San Francisco pitching staff, naturally Madison Bumgarner is first and foremost about winning. He's posted 100 wins since joining the Giants in 2007 but it's in the postseason where Bumgarner fashioned his legend.
His is 8-3 in the playoffs, a stellar .727 winning percentage. In the World Series, he's even better. Bumgarner in 4-0 in the Fall Classic with a 0.25 earned-run average.
Giants Seek To Fix Leaky Bullpen
Late-inning disasters in 2016 scuttled many a wager on the San Francisco Giants and it was a worn down bullpen that sparked San Francisco's second-half swoon.
They are hopeful that the signing of free-agent closer Mark Melancon to a four-year $62-million deal will heal what ails the bullpen. Melancon saved 47 games and posted a 1.64 ERA with the Pirates and Nationals in 2016.