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Oct 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa (45) celebrates with teammates as he tries to get to home plate after hitting a walk off three run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning of game five of the 2014 NLCS playoff at AT&T Park. Giants won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

In their 132nd anniversary, the San Francisco Giants franchise can boast that they have made the second-most World Series appearances in Major League Baseball history with 20, including fourth-most championships with eight. The Giants franchise is not only one of the most successful franchises, but also one of the most historical in sports history.

Of course, we are not just talking about the San Francisco-era, the franchise spent over 72 seasons in Harlem, New York at the ever-famous Polo Grounds ballpark where they would be heated rivals with both the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers. Some things never change.

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  • Highlighted by Christy Mathewson, Willie Mays, and Juan Marichal, the Giants humbly have the most Hall of Fame inductees with 57, well above the Atlanta Braves franchise who are next on the list with 51. As for total wins, the Giants sit alone at the top again with 10,859, more than 200 more than the second-ranked Chicago Cubs.

    Watch a recap of baseball history and the Giants franchise will be the main character, read a baseball story and the Giants will make an appearance, no pun intended, or talk with some old baseball enthusiasts and the Giants will be a hot topic of discussion.

    Although I am very young compared to the game of baseball, the unforgettable stories of Roberto Clemente’s incredible care for the poor,  Lou Gehrig’s speech after being diagnosed with ALS, and Yogi Berra’s “Yogisms” that are posted at almost every baseball field you find are all priceless stories that should be stored in a safe for the rest of eternity. RIP #8.

    Lets take a look back at the Giants’ rich history and rank the greatest moments in franchise history.

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    Next: #5. Home Run Number 756

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